Yoshie Seki writes:
I can present some differences between
patient A and patient B.
At first the most serious and outstanding difference is their LDL-cholesterol level. Patient A's LDL-cholesterol level is 165. This level is very high and a dangerous level. On the other hand, patient B's cholesterol level is 125. This level is normal and desirable.
Secondly, their daily life style is different. Patient A does no exercising and likes eggs and fatty meats. But patient B likes to ride her bicycle. And her favorite foods are white bread and cheese. Thirdly, their sex is different. Patient A is male and patient B is female. This difference is concerned with another risk factor. Men are at greater risk than women for some kinds of heart disease.
I want to suggest changes in their diet and other life style habits related to health in some points. Firstly, patient A must do exercise, and change his daily diet. Thus his LDL-cholesterol level will be reduced. Secondly, patient B must stop smoking, because smoking is so bad for her health and smoking is a high risk factor for several severe diseases.
I can suggest that patient A should switch from fatty meats and ice cream to tofu and vegetables sticks and other vegetable snacks. Tofu contains much protein and no fat. Thus patient A need not have much meat. Similarly, vegetable sticks serve as substitutes for dessert and ice cream. And I can also suggest that patient B should switch from white bread to many kinds of carbohydrates, such as pasta, udon, soba and rice. In short patient B must take in many sorts of the principal foods for health, excluding white bread. And patient A and patient B must keep their weight at a medium level. Being overweight is also a high risk factor.
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