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Heart Disease in College Students |

Terry Ochoa, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, says the foods college students choose tend to be fried or high in refined sugars, “All of this goes into the system and the liver converts it into what it needs to, and many times it is triglycerides.”

She explains if you have an overabundance of these fats, you will develop plaque in your arteries and you will start putting strain on your heart. “If you are not exercising, the heart is not having the opportunity to stay strong.”

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