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BMS 105 Obesity, Cancer, CVD Exam Review
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Vitamin A & E (Role in immune function)
Antioxidants produced help fight free radicals
What are the heart attack symptoms?
Short breath, angina(chest pains), shoulder/arm pain
What factors can cause plaque formation?
Decrease in white blood cells, increase in blood pressure
What are two types of clots?
when plaque stays in the same artery
when plaque travels to a new artery
What nutrient can help prevent clots?
Omega-3s such as fish, nuts, seeds, olive oil
What are non-modifiable factors for Cardiovascular disease?
Genetics, gender, age
What are modifiable factors for Cardiovascular disease?
LDL levels, blood pressure, obesity, smoking, diet
How can diet play a role in preventing and treating Cardiovascular disease?
Limiting saturated fat to less than 10% daily value
Can high blood pressure present symptoms you can feel?
What is blood systolic pressure?
Measures the pressure in blood vessels when the heart beats
What is blood diastolic pressure?
Measures the pressure in blood vessels when the heart rests between beats
What are risk factors for hypertension?
High salt and fat intake, obesity, stress, alcohol consumption, inactivity, caffeine, and vitamin D deficiency.
How does nutrition impact hypertension?
Diets can lead to high blood pressure or obesity resulting in higher risk for hypertension
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