Maki Kozawa writes:
Patient A is twenty years old. A is
male. The other patient B is thirty five years old. And B is female. Both
of them like high cholesterol food rather than low cholesterol food. But
patient A especially likes high cholesterol food, for example, egg yolks,
fatty milk, and ice cream, and these foods contain high cholesterol. And
they contain a high level of fat. A has narrowing of the arteries. But
B does have normal arteries. A's LDL level is 165. B's LDL level is 125.
A does very little exercise. B exercises on weekends. B is a smoker. A
is not a smoker. And B's familly has diabetes.
Patient A has high risk for heart disease, because his LDL level is above 160. So he must exercise. B also has risk factors for heart disease. These are smoking and being overweight. So she had better quit smoking. And she should pay attention to the possibility of diabetes.
I think that both should eat low cholesterol foods. For example, they should drink skim milk or low fat milk and eat fish, vegetable, cottage cheese. And they should trim the fat off meat to reduce fat. They should allow themselves to eat high cholesterol foods only a little. And it would be good if they reduced chloesterol by eating more fiber, for example, whole grains, cereals, etc. And patient A must exercise. Exercise can decrease the risk of heart disease. So he should exercise every day. For example, he could walk 15 minites instead of driving his car. A few exercises are very good for his body. Patient B is a smoker. Smoking causes bad blood circulation. So she must quit smoking.
In summary, they should try to lead a more regular life. For example, they should follow a good balanced diet, do moderate exercise, etc.
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