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  • 1. 
    Which of the following does not describe the practice of preventive medicine?
    • A. 

      Treatment options include both pharmaceutical and natural medicines.

    • B. 

      Provides crisis intervention, evaluation and treatment of illness

    • C. 

      Is a 'treatment - centred' medicine

    • D. 

      Has nutrition as its basic component

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    New Preventive Medicine is emerging out of the need to:
    • A. 

      Survive

    • B. 

      Curtail the rising cost of medical care

    • C. 

      Support physicians based health care

    • D. 

      Control the overuse of nutritional supplements

    • E. 

      A & b only

  • 3. 
    The "new-American" diet encompasses:
    • A. 

      Eating foods in certain combination for best digestion and absorption

    • B. 

      The four food-group: meat, dairy, cereal, fruits & vegetalbes

    • C. 

      How we feel when eating

    • D. 

      Larger meals, but fewer types of food

    • E. 

      A & c only

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Food cannot be broken down

    • B. 

      Food cannot be absorbed

    • C. 

      Nutrients will be lost

    • D. 

      Food will "burn clean" and leave no troublesome residues that may interfere with metabolic processes

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Pepsin and the other enzymes, which digest protein, require
    • A. 

      Gastric acid

    • B. 

      Bile

    • C. 

      Amylase

    • D. 

      Lipase

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The duodenum receives:
    • A. 

      Food from the stomach

    • B. 

      The enzyme rich juice from the pancreas

    • C. 

      Bile from the gallbladder

    • D. 

      A & b only

    • E. 

      A, b, & c

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Nothing passes through the pancreas

    • B. 

      The pancreas is strictly an organ of secretion

    • C. 

      Pancreatic juice is mildly acidic

    • D. 

      The pancreas works hand in hand with the stomach to digest protein

    • E. 

      The pancreas works in unison with bile from the gallbladder to process and break down fat.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The central clearing-house for all unabsorbed nutrients

    • B. 

      The mastermind of many of the metabolic processes

    • C. 

      Pulls out all toxic compounds and detoxifies them

    • D. 

      Prevents the blood and general circulation from being flooded with sugar from the diet

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The valve that separates the small intestine from the large intestine is called: 
    • A. 

      The mital valve

    • B. 

      Tricuspid valve

    • C. 

      Ileocecal valve

    • D. 

      Semilunar valves

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      By the time food reaches the large intestine, most of the nutrients have been removed

    • B. 

      Ideally there should be a lot of bacteria moving through the upper part of the the digestive tract

    • C. 

      Bacteria must grow in the large intestine to complete the last stages of digestion

    • D. 

      Emotions have an effect on the kind of bacteria that grow in the gut

    • E. 

      Constipation creates conditions so that unnatural bacteria breed

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates are produced by photosynthesis in plants

    • B. 

      Carbohydrates make up about 20% of our body weight

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates are organic molecules; they contain carbon and come from living sources.

    • D. 

      Carbohydrates are broken down in the stomach by hydrochloric acid, pepsin and proteases

    • E. 

      A & c

  • 12. 
    Carbohydrates have many functions. Which of the following is not one of them? 
    • A. 

      Are our main source of energy

    • B. 

      Provide insulation in the body

    • C. 

      Regulate protein and fat metabolism

    • D. 

      Provide fibre

    • E. 

      Help fight infection

  • 13. 
    Which of the following carbohydrates are termed 'complex carbohydrates'?
    • A. 

      Monosaccharides and disaccharides

    • B. 

      Disaccharides and starches

    • C. 

      Polysaccharides and fibre

    • D. 

      Starches alone

    • E. 

      Fibre alone

  • 14. 
    Fats are important in transporting nutrients such as:
    • A. 

      B vitamins

    • B. 

      Calcium, magnesium, potassium

    • C. 

      Essential fatty acids

    • D. 

      Vitamins A. D. E. and K

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    To remain healthy, our bodies need both types of fatty acids: saturated and unsaturated Which of the following statements is FALSE: 
    • A. 

      Fully saturated fatty acids interact the most with other molecules in the body

    • B. 

      Saturated fats help stabilize cell membranes

    • C. 

      Unsaturated fatty acids are much more interactive then saturated fatty acids

    • D. 

      Unsaturated fatty acids provide flexibility to cell membranes

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Coconut oil and almond oil

    • B. 

      Flaxseed and safflower oils

    • C. 

      Butter and walnut oils

    • D. 

      Canola oil and pumpkin oil

    • E. 

      None of the about would be a good balance

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Cholesterol is the precursor of bile acids and sex hormones

    • B. 

      Cholesterol is present in almost all cells

    • C. 

      Cholesterol is manufactured primarily in the liver

    • D. 

      Our levels of LDL and HDL indicate our risk of heart disease

    • E. 

      Cholesterol in foods is the greatest cause of occlusive cardiovascular disease

  • 18. 
    The body organ that begins to break down fats and separate lipids from food is: 
    • A. 

      The mouth

    • B. 

      The stomach

    • C. 

      The gall bladder

    • D. 

      Small intestine

    • E. 

      The liver