Kosei Tashiro writes:
Patient A's LDL-level is 165. It depends
on his diet. For example, he should cut down on the amount of meat he eats
and eat egg yolks only three times a week. Overall, exercise may increase
"good" cholesterol levels in some individuals. So he had better
exercise. Nevertheless, with proper diet and exercise, he will decrease
the likelihood of heart disease.
The most important problem for patient B is being overweight. This may also increase her blood cholesterol levels. In her diet, cheeses are animal products high in saturated fat. She had better reduce the amount of cheese in a week and use liquid oils of vegetable origin such as peanut and canola oils because these are monosaturated fats which may lower levels of certain fats in the blood. It may be good that, in case of her, exercising can help lower her LDL cholesterol levels.
What I found is that they both like high fatty foods. They need to increase more exercise and lose excess body fat and eat more fruits and vegetables. If they can not lower their cholesterol level enough, their doctor may want to discuss using medicine to lower their cholesterol levels. This may be a lifelong treatment, so it should be thought about only if healthy habits do not work.
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