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Identify the role of lipids, triglycerides, phospholipids, and

Identify the role of lipids, triglycerides, phospholipids, and cholesterol in the diet.

Directions: Write a case study on lipid panels of the three subjects below. Identify what the LDL, HDL, and triglycerides are for each and how they impact overall cardiovascular health.

Below is a case study describing an individual?s lipid panels. It is your job to identify in this case study what the LDL, HDL, and triglycerides mean and how they affect overall cardiovascular health. For each scenario, list if the level is high or low, and what that means. Which ones are needed for good cardiovascular health and which ones are linked to increasing the risk of heart disease?

1. Read through the case study.
2. Identify the meanings of different lipid panel information.
3. Determine appropriate levels. Provide relevant evidence for your opinions.
4. Evaluate good and bad health effects of the different levels and categories. Make sure your work meets the criteria on the scoring guide.
5. Submit your completed case study to your instructor for feedback and evaluation. Use the dropbox labeled "LP5 Assignment: Lipid Panels Case Study."

Using the following American Heart Association (AHA) resources on blood lipids and heart disease, determine the risk of heart disease for the following three people and make recommendations on what they need to do to modify their blood lipids and lower their risk.

  • Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Revision 2006: A Scientific  Statement from the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee: 
  • Go to this link and do a search on blood lipids from the American Heart Association: 
  • Scientific Statement on Managing Abnormal Blood Lipids from the American Heart Association: 
  • Executive Summary of the Scientific Statement on Diagnosis and  Management of Metabolic Syndrome from the American Heart Association: 
  • Scientific Statement on Diagnosis and Management of Metabolic Syndrome from the American Heart Association: 

Case Study

Subject 1: A 50-year-old man with no apparent health problems who is moderately active and normal weight has the following blood values: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol = 30 mg/dL; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol = 160 mg/dL; and triglycerides = 300 mg/dL.

Subject 2: A 45-year-old sedentary woman with a history of hypertension whose weight is 170 pounds and whose height is 5?4" has the following blood values: HDL cholesterol = 40 mg/dL; LDL cholesterol = 140 mg/dL; and triglycerides = 250 mg/dL.

Subject 3: A 60-year-old sedentary man who weighs 230 pounds and is 5? 9" has the following blood values: HDL cholesterol = 25 mg/dL; LDL cholesterol = 250 mg/dL; and triglycerides = 115 mg/dL.


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