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Run, Kristen, Run Kristen, who was active in competitive sports throughout high school, has decided to run a marathon with some of her college friends. She is 25 years old, 5 foot, 8 inches tall, and weighs 135 pounds. She eats all sorts of foods, likes fruits and vegetables, but tries to avoid greasy foods. She says coffee is her downfall—she drinks 4–6 cups a day. She doesn’t like sweets, although she keeps ice cream in her freezer. A family history notes that her mother needed angioplasty to treat occluded arteries shortly after menopause and that her father is not at risk for any chronic conditions. Although she would eventually like to have children, Kristen is not pregnant now. An analysis of a 24-hour dietary recall shows the following: 2090 calories 352 g carbohydrate (67% of calories) 41 g total fiber 98 g protein (19% of calories) 33 g fat (14% of calories) (7 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat, 1.5 g omega-3 fatty acid, 99 mg cholesterol) 3343 mg sodium 34 mg iron 958 g calcium 117 mcg vitamin A 158 mg vitamin C 0.5 mcg vitamin D 7.4 IU vitamin E 1548 mcg folic acid 283 mg choline Describe three health-promoting aspects of Kristen’s diet.

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Judith E. Brown
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ISBN: 9781305628007

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Run, Kristen, Run

Kristen, who was active in competitive sports throughout high school, has decided to run a marathon with some of her college friends. She is 25 years old, 5 foot, 8 inches tall, and weighs 135 pounds. She eats all sorts of foods, likes fruits and vegetables, but tries to avoid greasy foods. She says coffee is her downfall—she drinks 4–6 cups a day. She doesn’t like sweets, although she keeps ice cream in her freezer. A family history notes that her mother needed angioplasty to treat occluded arteries shortly after menopause and that her father is not at risk for any chronic conditions. Although she would eventually like to have children, Kristen is not pregnant now.

An analysis of a 24-hour dietary recall shows the following:

2090 calories

352 g carbohydrate (67% of calories)

41 g total fiber

98 g protein (19% of calories)

33 g fat (14% of calories)

(7 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat, 1.5 g omega-3 fatty acid, 99 mg cholesterol)

3343 mg sodium

34 mg iron

958 g calcium

117 mcg vitamin A

158 mg vitamin C

0.5 mcg vitamin D

7.4 IU vitamin E

1548 mcg folic acid

283 mg choline

Describe three health-promoting aspects of Kristen’s diet.

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