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13 Cards in this Set

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Whats the #1 killer in America?
Heart disease
What are two ways to reduce your risk of heart disease?
1.Being physically fit
2.Eating properly
What is cholesterol?
A waxy substance that accumulates in the walls of the blood vessels.
What are the two types of cholesterol?
1.High-density lipoprotein
2.Low-density lopoprotein
What is the desired target level for total cholesterol?
less than 200 milligrams per deciliter of blood
What does cholesterol do to your body?
Hardens arteries which limits blood flow to heart and causes a heart attack
What does HDL(High-Density Lipoprotein) do?
HDL is "good stuff" and carries bad cholesterol out of the arteries
What is the target level of HDL?
More than 50 milligrams per deciliter
What does LDL(Low-Density lipoprotein) do?
LDL is "bad stuff" and clogs arteries.
What level of LDL puts you at high risk of heart disease?
Greater than 160 milligrams per deciliter
What ratio of HDL to total cholesterol should you have?
at least 25% HDL
Whats the biggest contributer to heart disease?
Saturated fat
How should you portion your beef?
The size of your palm