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Quaker Smart Heart Challenge, A 30-Day Intervention Programme.

Like many other countries in South-East Asia, eating is a national pastime here in Malaysia. Most people are ignorant or apathetic about the nutritional value of the food they are consuming daily. The mission of the YJM-Quaker Smart Heart Challenge campaign is to educate and motivate fellow Malaysians to develop healthy eating habits and lead an active lifestyle towards reducing the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance your liver makes. It’s also found in certain foods. Your body needs some cholesterol to function properly. But having too much of the bad type of cholesterol — high LDL cholesterol — puts you at risk for having a heart attack or stroke. Cholesterol in your bloodstream can build up in blood vessel walls, causing blockages that can lead to: reduced blood flow to the heart and increased risk for heart attacks decreased blood flow to the brain and increased risk for stroke. Fast foods, processed foods, all laden with extra salt and sugar, are delive