Iori Sakai writes:
Patient A's LDL-cholesterol level
is 165. This level is unusual, because over 160 is abnormal. On the other
hand, patient B's LDL-cholesterol level is 125. This level is usual.
I'll mention different points between patient A and B further. First of all, their sex and age are different. Patient A does little or no exercise every day. But patient B likes to ride her bicycle on weekends. Patient A has "angina" chest pains. Their is a history of diabetes in patient B's family. Furthermore, patient A's favorite foods are ice cream, eggs, and fatty meats. These are high-cholesterol foods. But patient B's favorite foods are white bread and cheese. These are not so bad, but she smokes a little. Both of these patients have risk factors. For example, patient A likes fatty food and laboratory tests show he has narrowing of the arteries. Patient B is overweight and smokes and there is a history of diabetes in her family. Aging, sex, history of diabetes, fatty foods, smoking, and not exercising are included in the risk factors. Both patient A and B may suffer from arteriosclerosis in the future if they live like this.
Therefore they have to change their lifestyle and habits and so on. Patient A has to change his food. He has to reduce his fatty food intake and has to exercise every day. Patient B has to lose weight and stop smoking. Both of them have to take care of their diet and weight, then they can keep back arterioclerosis.
For example, it's better to reduce oily food like butter, tempura, fried chicken, French fries, fast food, oily meat, cheese, chocolate, milk, ice cream, and so on. I think it's better to take low fat food. For example, vegetables like carrots, pumpkins, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, cabbage. Grain is good too, like rice. Fruits are good, for example, apples, oranges, peaches, grapes, melons, pineapples, grape fruits, berries, figs, pears, prunes. Replace white bread with whole-grain breads and cereals. Eat brown rice instead of white rice, for example, bran muffins, brown rice, oatmeal, popcorn, multiple-grain cereals, cooked or dry 100% whole-wheat bread.
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