Coronary Heart Disease and Cholesterol Levels Quiz

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What is the leading cause of death worldwide?

Coronary heart disease (CHD)

What is positively associated with high total cholesterol?

LDL-C

What lifestyle factors may contribute to hyperlipidemia?

Lack of exercise

What can lead to a 30% to 40% reduction in CHD mortality?

Appropriate lifestyle changes and drug therapy

Which lipoprotein has been associated with a decreased risk for CHD?

HDL-C

Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) according to the text?

High levels of HDL-C

What is the most clinically important lipoprotein associated with a strong correlation with elevated CHD?

LDL

Which type of cholesterol has been associated with a decreased risk for CHD?

HDL-C

What can lead to elevated cholesterol levels due to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors?

Inherited defect in lipoprotein metabolism

Which lifestyle factor may contribute to hyperlipidemia according to the text?

Excess saturated fats in diet

Elevated cholesterol levels (______) may be due to lifestyle factors (for example, lack of exercise or diet containing excess saturated fats)

hyperlipidemia

High levels of ______-C have been associated with a decreased risk for CHD

HDL

The clinically important ______, are LDL, very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and chylomicrons, and HDL

lipoproteins

The leading cause of death worldwide

Coronary heart disease (CHD)

Cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids are transported in blood as complexes of lipids and proteins (lipoproteins)

Plasma lipids

Test your knowledge about the correlation between elevated cholesterol levels and coronary heart disease risk factors. Explore the impact of lifestyle and other risk factors on CHD.

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