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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333

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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

The following six questions concern Rebecca, who is 36 years old, weighs 182 lb, and is 5 ft 4 in. tall. She just found out her LDL cholesterol is 170 and her HDL is 37.

Rebecca needs to lose over 20 lb to reduce her risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Person R needs to lose over 20 lb to reduce her risk of developing type 2 diabetes” is true or false.

Introduction: Obesity is often linked with increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome. Losing weight is therefore beneficial for such individuals. Change in lifestyle with increased physical activity and consuming a well balanced nutritous diet can help in achieving these goals.

Explanation

It is given that the weight of Person R is 182 lb (82.5 kg), height is 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m), , low density lipoprotein (LDL) profile is 170, and high density lipoprotein (HDL) profile is 37.

After losing 20 lb, her weight would be 162 lb...

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