Cholesterol and Binge drinking
1. Cholesterol in excess in the bloodstream can be harmful, but it is actually a vital nutrient for the body.Not only do we consume cholesterol in the foods we eat, but we make cholesterol in our body.List two functions of cholesterol in the body.Explain two ways in which we can reduce our blood cholesterol without using prescription medication.Do you feel that the average American would benefit from knowing this information? Why or why not.
2. Forty-two percent of college students report that they binge drink while on campus. Binge drinking peaks between the ages of 18 and 22 years, and begins as early as 13 years of age.What are the dangers of binge drinking and alcohol poisoning? What type of interventions do you believe are necessary and will work on college campuses? Research and share an intervention that is being done at a college/university/military. Please briefly describe as well as provide a reference
List two functions of cholesterol in the body.
- Vitamin D production
- Hormone production
Explain two ways in which we can reduce our blood cholesterol without using prescription medication.
There are natural ways that we can adopt in reducing cholesterol in our blood. One such method is drinking of green tea. This tea contains tannins which help to lower cholesterol. At the same time, catechins which are also present in green tea are thought to decrease the rate of absorption of cholesterol in the gut.
Another way of reducing cholesterol naturally is through regular exercise. Aerobic exercises lower the DL cholesterol levels. The more the aerobics, the Lower the cholesterol in our blood streams. This ishte reason as to why the…