Kohei Edamura writes:
Patient A's LDL-cholesterol level is above 160mg/dl. The desirable level of LDL-cholesterol is less than 130mg/dl. He often has ice cream, eggs, and fatty meats. Besides he does little or no exercising every day. Probably these are the causes of narrowing of the arteries. To reduce his LDL-cholesterol level, he has to cut down fatty foods. Cholesterol is found in animal products. Instead of ice cream, eggs, and fatty meats, he should have plant food, for example, vegetables, fruits and grains. And he should participate in routine physical exercise.
Patient B's LDL-cholesterol level is 120mg/dl. Because the desirable level of LDL-cholesterol is less than 130mg/dl, her cholesterol level is fine. She often eats white bread and cheese. But in order to increase the amount of fiber, she should eat whole-grain breads and cereals instead of white breads. And she should have fruits and vegetables that include much fiber. Eating foods that include dietary fiber can help some problems. Dietary fiber may help lower her cholesterol. Sometime she rides her bicycle. In order to keep her level of LDL-cholesterol low, this exercise is very nice. But she smokes a little. She should quit smoking to prevent heart disease.
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