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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 should be assessed for metabolic syndrome.

______True ______False

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether the statement “Person R should be assessed for metabolic syndrome” is true or false.

Introduction: Metabolic syndrome refers to the presence of a combination of altered metabolic conditions in an individual such as abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, altered lipid profile, elevated blood glucose levels, and so on.

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.

The list of some common characteristics in any metabolic syndrome is given below:

  1. 1. Obesity with large waist circumference.
  2. 2. Low HDL levels (< 50 mg/dL in women and < 40 mg/dL in men)...

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