Reiko Nakagawa writes:
Patient A's LDL- cholesterol level is 165. Patient B's is 125. An LDL cholesterol level of less than 130 is best. An LDL level of 160 or higher means you have an increased risk for heart disease. So, A's LDL level is a dangerous level, and B's level is best now. Both A and B like high-cholesterol foods. Such foods cause high LDL levels. A must reduce intake of ice cream, eggs and fatty meats which he likes, or his life will be dangerous.
And regarding B, she should eat whole-grain breads instead of white breads. Whole-grain breads are fiberrich foods. Fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels. In addition, she should not forget to drink more fluids when she eats fiber. And B should eat low-fat cheese instead milk cheese. Foods of animal origin are one of the sources of cholesterol.
Eating healthy food can help lower LDL cholesterol level. So, they had better eat more fruits and vegetables. Though it may be difficult for them to change their diet suddenly, they will be able to make small changes. But, A's condition is so bad, he had better change his diet as soon as he can.
Though Patient B does exercise, A does little or no exercising every day. A should do exercise. We can say that B is healthy now. But she smokes and her family have a history of diabetes, and she is overweight . These are risk factors of heart disease. She should stop smoking, and she may need to have her cholesterol checked often. A has "angina". So he must take care of his cholesterol level more often.
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