Quiz: The Ultimate Consequences of High Cholesterol Quiz
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The Ultimate Consequences of High Cholesterol Quiz
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From heart disease to stroke, the health consequences of high cholesterol are reaching epidemic proportions. Millions of Americans live with heart disease and millions more have the risk factors for high cholesterol. Learn more about how high cholesterol leads to serious health complications by taking this quiz.

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How long have researchers known about the link between high cholesterol and coronary heart disease?
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How long does it typically take for coronary atherosclerosis to develop?
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Fatty streaks are the earliest deposits of plaque build-up in the arteries. How do fatty streaks damage arteries?
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What causes plaque accumulation in the arteries to become complicated and troublesome?
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What can happen to your heart during a heart attack?
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What are the risk factors for developing metabolic syndrome?
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According to American eating habits, which of the following fast foods directly contributes to coronary heart disease?
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How many Americans die of coronary heart disease each year?
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What should the walls of arteries feel like?
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A two percent increase in trans fat consumption leads to a _____ increase risk of developing heart disease in women.
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What is the recommended daily intake of trans fat?
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Up until recently, what was the typical amount of trans fat in a serving of fast food french fries?
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Damage to the thin layers of artery walls can eventually lead to plaque accumulation and blocked arteries. What causes this damage to the artery walls?
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What do artery walls feel like when there is too much trans and saturated fat in your bloodstream?
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