Flashcards in Diet and Exercise Deck (18):
What is it called if a persons diet is unbalanced?
What is metabolic rate?
When a chemical reaction takes place in the cells.
Do women or men have a higher metabolic rate?
Men have a higher metabolic rate
What can affect your metabolic rate?
-The proportion of muscle to fat in your body
How will a person loose mass?
-If the food taken in is less than the energy used
Being seriously underweight can lead to what serious health problem?
What health problems does obesity cause?
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
An example of a deficiency disease.
Anaemia due to a lack of iron
What can your metabolic rate be affected by?
Genes inherited from parents
What do you need good cholesterol for?
-to make vital substances
Bad cholesterol leads to what...
What do food rich in saturated facts increase?
Increased cholesterol levels
Exercising regularly can increase and decrease what?
-increase metabolic rate
-decrease high cholesterol levels
How is cholesterol carried by your blood?
LDL- low density lipoprotein
HDL- high density lipoprotein
What is a balanced diet?
What happens if you have a higher metabolic rate?
Higher metabolic rate- faster chemicals reactions occur
Disadvantages of cholesterol being carried by Low Density Lipoprotein
LDL- low density lipoprotein: bad and can cause heart disease