Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007



Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
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 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.


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...

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Additional Science Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts

Show solutions add

When searching for whole-grain bread, a consumer should search the labels. a. for words like multi-grain, wheat...

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)

What is the nuclide symbol for the nucleus that contains 11 protons and 12 neutrons?

General Chemistry - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)

Why is it difficult to detect planets orbiting other stars?

Horizons: Exploring the Universe (MindTap Course List)