Fat Intake, Cholesterol Intake, and Effective Exercise Essay

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1. Discuss the Guidelines from the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High blood Cholesterol ----Adult treatment Panel (ATP III) for fat (total & saturated fat) intake and compare fat intake (based on the 3-day averages) to these recommendations. 1) Thousands of people in the United States died from coronary artery disease (CAD). And many people today live with complications from the disease. It is the goal of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) to reduce the morality and the severity of the disease. Thus, NCEP has released guidelines to the health profession and the public. These guidelines include aggressive measurements to combat the health problem and…show more content…
Therefore, cholesterol is wrapped in proteins forming lipoproteins to facilitate transport throughout the body. These lipoproteins can be classified as high density lipoproteins, HDLs or low density lipoproteins, LDLs. The HDLs carries cholesterol to liver to be excreted which prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the body. Whereas, the LDLs transport cholesterol to cells to perform the functions describe above. One of the NCEP’s guideline regarding fat is to initiate therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC), if the LDL is above the target range. This guideline entails weight control, increased physical activities and healthy diet 2) It has been proven that routine exercise benefits overall health and well-being. Furthermore, routine exercise contributes to weight maintenance and weight loss. My patient believes in exercising; however, she has a sedentary lifestyle. In the past she has engaged in moderate amount of activity such as walking five times a week for 40 minutes, enrolling in an aerobic at a community college once a week or working out to a 30 minutes low-impact DVD. She reported pain in her left lower leg which makes it impossible to continue routine physical exercise. In addition, she has been unemployed for the last four months and could not afford health care. Now, the client is employed and followed up on her medical condition. The patient’s primary physician diagnosed her with Lupus and prescribed Sulindac

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