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Human Body Facts and Your Health
Heart: Your heart beats 100,000 times a day, pumping nine pints of blood around the body.
Coronary heart disease kills over four times more woman than breast cancer, but eating healthy diet cuts your risk of developing heart disease by 80%.
A person's risk of heart attack greatly increases with the number of cigarettes he or she smokes. Smokers continue to increase their risk of heart attack the longer they smoke. People who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day have more than twice the risk of heart attack than nonsmokers.
Liver: A healthy liver takes up to eight hours to metabolize one small glass of wine.
An estimated 25% of us are drinking too much and putting our liver at risk. Watch your unit intake and stay within safe levels.
Lungs: At rest, a person breathes about 14 to 16 times per minute. After exercise it could increase to over 60 times per minute.
Exercise makes you breathe deeper, delivering more oxygen to your body.Kidneys: The kidneys produce 30 ml of urine an hour.
By regulating the amount of water lost from the body in the urine, your kidneys keep your body fluids balanced. If you're well hydrated, you should have very pale urine.
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