Hideki Funahashi writes:
First, both patients like to eat high cholesterol foods. Patient A's favorite foods are ice cream, eggs and fatty meats. These foods are high in cholesterol. Patient B's favorite food is cheese. It's very high in cholesterol, too.
Second, both patients have a disease. A is suffering from "angina" chest pains. B is now overweight. In addition, in B's family there is a history of diabetes. B may suffer from diabetes some day.
First, both patients have differences. They do exercise or don't exercise. A does little or no exercising every day. B likes to ride her bicycle on weekends.
Second, they have differences in terms of their arteries. A's arteries are narrow. B's arteries are normal.
As for A, he should reduce his LDL-cholesterol level. A normal LDL cholesterol level is from 130 to 160. If the LDL cholesterol level remains high, it could be the origin of hardening of the arteries, "angina" chest pains, heart attack, cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral apoplexy, diabetes, and so on. He should reduce his intake of ice cream, eggs and fatty meats in order to reduce cholesterol. And he ought to do more exercise. Moderate exercise helps reduce cholesterol. I don't know if he smokes. If he doesn't smoke, he should remain a non-smoker.
As for B, she should maintain her LDL-cholesterol level. Because she is overweight, she should do more exercise. Being overweight is one of the origins of diabetes, heart attack, cerebral apoplexy, and so on. She is a smoker now. But she should stop smoking. Smoking can lead to hardening of the arteries.
As for both A and B, they should eat much vegetables. I think they are probably short on greens. Vegetables contain many kinds of nutrition, for example, vitamin A, B, C, and so on. Their vitamins probably make for a healthier condition. If both patients improve their habits, their conditions will likely be better.
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