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Nutrition Chapter 11
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An atherogenic diet is characterized as one that is:
high in saturated fat
In addition to calcium, what appears to help prevent and treat hypertension in certain populations?
According to recommendations for reducing CVD risk, saturated fat should provide no more than ____ percent of total calories.
Which is considered a risk factor for CVD?
LDL 160 mg/dL or higher
What is one effects of malnutrition on the body's defense system?
immune system organs decrease in size
In general, studies of populations have suggested that low cancer rates correlate with:
high vegetable and whole grain intakes
You have a friend with AIDS who is trying to maintain his nutrition status. Which recommendation could you make?
Allow him to eat as little as he wants, since the body uses its fat and protein reserves for survival. OR Cook foods thoroughly and practice cleanliness (got wrong)
The CDC, American Heart Association, and other groups have collaborated to create a program that encourages people to:
fill half their plate with vegetables and fruits
What is a good strategy to minimize your risks of CVD?
choose more fruits and whole grains
Which individual is at highest risk for developing hypertension?
For CVD prevention, trans fat in the diet should account for less than ____ percent of calories.
Jack's physician has placed him on a diet recommended to control his blood cholesterol. In order to follow this plan, Jack would:
consume no more than 5-6% of calories as saturated fat
Which of the following holds the key to maintaining the best possible immune system support?
Alcohol intake in smokers is strongly associated with cancers of the:
head and neck
Resting blood pressure should ideally be ____ or lower.
120 over 80
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