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Southern diet could raise your risk of heart attack

If your dinner plate often includes fried chicken, gravy-smothered liver, buttered rolls and sweet tea—your heart may not find it so tasty. Eating a Southern-style diet is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, ...

Aug 10, 2015
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Heart

The heart is a muscular organ in all vertebrates responsible for pumping blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions, or a similar structure in annelids, mollusks, and arthropods. The term cardiac (as in cardiology) means "related to the heart" and comes from the Greek καρδιά, kardia, for "heart."

The heart of a vertebrate is composed of cardiac muscle, an involuntary striated muscle tissue which is found only within this organ. The average human heart, beating at 72 beats per minute, will beat approximately 2.5 billion times during a lifetime (about 66 years). It weighs on average 250 g to 300 g in females and 300 g to 350 g in males.

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