Chapters 4-6 cover proteins, fat, and carbohydrates. Many health issues can occur from dietary issues within each group. Let’s see what your risk for heart disease is.
Click on Mayo Clinic – Heart Disease Risk Calculator (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)and complete the information. Review results and answer the questions below in the text entry area. (15pts each)
- What was your 30-year calculated risk percentage and what will your risk percentage be after control of risk factors?
- What steps (if any) were given to decrease your risk percentage?
- What factors (if any) affected your risk in a negative or protective way?
- Were you surprised and do you agree with the analysis? Does this information make you consider any dietary or lifestyle changes?