Winning the numbers game

October 2009
Employee Benefit News;Oct2009, Vol. 23 Issue 13, p20
The article discusses the key indicators of risk for major illness. It states that employees are advised to determine high density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol numbers. The normal blood pressure measurement is 120 over 80 while the average blood sugar range is between 80 and 120. Among the symptoms of diabetes are frequent urination, extreme hunger and blurry vision.


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