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10.1 Health & Fitness

10.1 Health & Fitness
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  • Math Help

    In Example 6, the units for glucose and insulin may not be familiar and could be confusing. Don't worry about these units. All that is important for the example is to use the graph to describe the interaction between glucose and insulin.

  • Consumer Suggestion

    Diabetes is a disease that affects how your body processes glucose. Insulin helps control blood-glucose levels and stores nutrients after you've eaten a meal. Diabetics either do not produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin their bodies make (Type 1 and Type 2). For more information on diabetes, visit How Stuff Works.

  • Checkpoint Solution

    Sample answer:

    Both high cholesterol and high blood glucose levels increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. High blood glucose levels can damage your heart over time and increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. High blood glucose levels can also increase your LDL cholesterol and decrease your HDL cholesterol, which increases your risk for cardiovascular disease.

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