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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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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 quit smoking a few years ago. What else can she do to reduce the development of cardiovascular disease?

Summary Introduction

To determine: What can Person R do to reduce the deveopment of cardiovascular disease.

Introduction: The diseases that involve blood vessels or heart are known as cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases occur because of the damage caused to the heart functioning or heart vessels. The disease that causes narrowing of arteries due to the buildup of plaque is called atherosclerosis. It is also known as hardening of arteries or arteriosclerosis. It is not a single disease entity rather a pathologic process that affects the vascular systems throughout the body.

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 can do following things to reduce the deveopment of cardiovascular disease:

Dietary modifications: The changes in diet include reducing the intake of total fat and saturated fat. Increased intake of sodium elevates the blood pressure. Also, it narrows and reduces the flexibility of the blood vessels leading to atherosclerosis...

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