How Weight Affects Life Insurance Rates

How Weight Affects Life Insurance Rates

First the good news: if you’ve picked up a little weight over the winter, chances are your life insurance won’t be too badly affected. Any more than that, then you’ll have to cut the fat, or your insurers will charge you for it.

The bad news is, as a nation, we’re getting fatter. This is a huge problem for the life insurance companies, because obesity leads to a host of other serious health problems.

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Precautionary steps to prevent stroke

Precautionary steps to prevent stroke

Researchers are continuing to report significant progress in their efforts to reduce the nation’s rate of stroke deaths, but they still have a long way to go.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 137,000 people died of stroke in 2006. There are also said to be about 6.4 million Americans who have survived a stroke.

While stroke is still the nation’s third-leading killer, the AHA also noted that the death rate from strokes fell 33.5 percent between 1995 and 2005, while the number of actual stroke deaths fell by 18.4 percent.

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