Sumiyo Saito writes:
Patient A is male and young. He does
little exercising. His level of LDL is 165, and this level is a high risk.
And A's favourite food contains much cholesterol. So he has narrowing of
Patient B is female and older than A. She exercises every weekend. Her level of LDL is 125 and this level is a good or desirable level. Although her favourite food contains cholesterol, her food does not contain so much cholesterol as B's. And, one additional factor is that she has a family history of diabetes.
So first, patient A must exercise, and lower his LDL level. He must have low cholesterol and high protein food, for example, tofu, natto, and grain bread, etc.
Second, patient B must quit smoking and reduce her weight. She may have high protein, low calorie food. For example, as I wrote, tofu, natto; and she is a woman, so I think, she had better have spinach and prunes, because these foods contain iron and women her age need this nutrient. And she ought to pay attention to the possibility of diabetes.
Both patients must reduce risk factors, such as smoking and high LDL levels, because these can lead to heart disease. A person with any two risk factors has four times the risk of someone without any risk factors.
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