Read the following case study and answer the questions that follow. Questions need to be answered thoroughly.
John had his annual physical with his physician and after receiving his blood work results, his doctor is concerned. John’s total cholesterol is 309. His HDL is 25 and his LDL is 220. His triglycerides are 320. John eats fast food every day, usually twice per day. His favorite restaurants are Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s.
1. Why is John’s doctor concerned about his blood work? What is the risk of having high total cholesterol? LDL? Triglycerides? 2. What is the difference between HDL and LDL? 3. What is the risk of having an HDL of 25? 4. What are healthy ranges for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides? 5. What can John do to increase his HDL and decrease his total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides? 6. What are would be healthier options for John to order from KFC and McDonald’s? Why are they healthier choices?