Miyuki Daio writes:
I think the similarity between patient A and patient B is the diet full of animal fat. Eggs are very good food. But patient A should take care to eat an appropriate quantity of eggs. Egg yolk is high cholesterol food, so he and we should eat no more than four eggs a week.
There are a lot of differences between patient A and patient B. B exercises a little, but A doesn't exercise. Exercise can be very good to raise our HDL levels. A high HDL level is much better than a high LDL level. A is too young to have "angina" and narrowing of the arteries. A should exercise more and take healthy foods. If A follows this basic advice, then A's LDL level should become lower.
B has many risk factors. B's arteries are normal, but her cholesterol level may become higher, because B has a family history of diabetes. In addition, she smokes a little. B must continue to ride her bicycle, must eat healthy foods, must quit smoking. And this point is important. She is overweight. B must lose her weight even while she tries to stop smoking.
A must lower his cholesterol level. Also B should lower her cholesterol intake. Eating healthy foods may help lower cholesterol levels, and it can protect them from the bad effect of cholesterol. For example, they should take more vegetables and fruits. Vegetables and fruits include no cholesterol, but important vitamins. And fiber helps reduce cholesterol level, and helps people to lose weight, because fiberrich foods can make us feel full. This is what I would say to B: it would be better to change white breads to wholegrain breads and cereals.
We all need to take care of our cholesterol level more often. And I suggest that we may do more blood donation. Then we can check our cholesterol level and offer valuable blood at the same time.
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