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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.

Eating high-fiber foods a few times a week will help lower her LDL cholesterol.

______True    ______False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Eating high-fiber foods a few times a week will help lower her LDL cholesterol” is true or false.

Introduction: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is a type of cholesterol produced by liver in our body. It has a role in the synthesis of cell membrane, digestive enzymes, and hormones. However, elevated levels of LDL in the blood can result in the formation of a plaque like substance in the cardiovascular system leading to the blocked arteries and increased risk of stroke and heart attack.

Explanation

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

Person R has a high level of LDL in her blood (170 mg/dL). Diet rich in soluble fibers prevents absorption of cholesterol in the intestines...

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