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Take the Food Quiz Following a sensible diet is a cornerstone of good health. Find out how much you know about healthy eating by taking this quiz, based on information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). 1. Snacking may keep you from becoming overly hungry and overeating. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Healthy snacking can help you moderate the amount of food you eat. This will make you less inclined to overeat at your next meal or late at night in fro...
Fats in Foods Quiz
Fats in Foods Quiz How much do you really know about the fat that lurks in your food? Take this quiz and find out. 1. How many calories are in 1 gram of fat? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is All fat contains 9 calories per gram. A gram of either carbohydrate or protein contains 4 calories, and a gram of alcohol contains 7 calories. A gram is a unit of weight, and 1 gram is about the same weight as a standard paperclip. A. 7 B. 9 C. 11 2. How many teaspoons of fat are i...
Heart Disease Risk Quiz
What Do You Know About Heart Disease Risk? Knowing what causes heart disease and how you can prevent it can help you live a longer, healthier life. Take this quiz to find out more about reducing your risk for heart disease. 1. There's nothing you can do to prevent heart disease. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Healthy adults can reduce their risk for heart disease and a heart attack by maintaining a healthy weight (a body mass index of less than 25), getting enough ex...
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Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Coronary Artery Disease Risk Assessment Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the coronary arteries, or the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle, become hardened and narrowed. The arteries harden and narrow because of a buildup of plaque on their inner walls. This is called atherosclerosis. Significant narrowing of the coronary arteries can reduce blood flow to the heart. This limits the amount of oxygen the heart receives and can lead to angina, heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, and h...