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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

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

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

_____________True _____________False

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether the statement “Person R needs to lose over 20 pounds 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 nutritious diet can help in achieving these goals.

Explanation

It is given that Person R’s weight is 182 pounds (82.5 kg), height is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m), low density lipoprotein (LDL) profile is 170, and high density lipoprotein (HDL) profile is 37.

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

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