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1) What factors put Harold at risk for heart disease? Discuss which are modifiable and which are not.
Ans: There are various factors which can causes risk of heart disease in Harold such as stress, aging, gender, and genetic inheritance, weight gain, smoking, high cholesterol (260 mg/dL) with high LDL and low HDL, hypertension, physical inactivity.
Among these factors some can be easily regulated are called modifiable such as high blood LDL, Low blood HDL, stress, high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity (weight gain), physical inactivity, cigarette smoking etc. Whereas some cannot be modified: increasing age, gender male, genetic inheritance.
2) What is Harold’s risk of developing heart disease? Please show your work for any calculations.
Ans: Heart disease risk score can be calculated by the Framingham Heart Study. So based on the different factors, each point need to be added from the charts given below and lastly total point can be compared with % risk associated with total points....
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