Effects Of High And Low Cholesterol! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Our body needs cholesterol, but when too much to the "bad" cholesterol gets into our body, it can lead to serious complication, such as Corinary Heart Disease. It is important to include some form of physical activity, along with a healthy diet in order to minimize the risk of high cholesterol. Test Your Health IQ by taking this 7 question quiz. Achieve a minimum of 70% correct response and your name will be entered in a drawing to receive a prize. Please enter first, your BU separated by a hyphen with your first and last name in the "Your Name" Read morefield, ex. IT&S - John Smith. Enter the password that you received in the email and select "Start Quiz".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in the body?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True, the body needs cholesterol to (1) make cell walls, (2) make vitain D and some hormones, (3) give structure to the covering that protects nerve fibers, and (4) make bile that helps digest fat.

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  • 2. 

    Cholesterol comes from both animal and plant foods.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Cholesterol comes from animal foods (dietary cholesterol). Plants do not have cholesterol; however some plant foods have saturated and trans fats which raise blood cholesterol.

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  • 3. 

    Too much cholesterol in the blood can:

    • A.

      Collect with other fats

    • B.

      Closs the walls of the arteries

    • C.

      Slow down or block blood flow to the heart of brain

    • D.

      B and C

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above. Too much cholesterol in the blood can collect with other fats, This can clog the walls of the arteries and slow down or block blood flow to the heart of brain. The higher the blood cholesterol, the greater the chance of buildup.

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  • 4. 

    HDL "high density lipoprotein" helps prevent fatty building in the arteries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. HDL("good") cholesterol helps remove cholesterol from the blood.

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  • 5. 

    LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol leads to cholesterol buildup in the arteries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. LDL ("bad") cholesterol deposits cholesterol in the artery walls.

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  • 6. 

    Control or reduce "bad" cholesterol by:

    • A.

      Eating more saturated and trans fat

    • B.

      Limit meat serving size

    • C.

      Eat fish 2 to 3 times a week

    • D.

      A and C

    • E.

      B and C

    Correct Answer
    E. B and C
    Explanation
    B and C. Saturated and trans fats raise "bad" cholesterol more than anything else in the diet.

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  • 7. 

    Regular physical activity will:

    • A.

      Raise LDLS and lower HDLs

    • B.

      Raise Triglycerides and lower LDLs and

    • C.

      Lower LDLs and raise HDLs

    • D.

      Lower Triglycerides and raise LDLs and

    • E.

      Nove of the Above

    Correct Answer
    C. Lower LDLs and raise HDLs
    Explanation
    C. Regular physical activity lowers LDLs ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol.

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