Cardiovascular Disease & DASH Eating Plan Case Study

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Use the patient chart to answer the following questions. The questions are also attached in a word document.

Cardiovascular Disease Case Study

  1. Briefly describe the DASH eating plan and discuss the major nutrients that are components of this nutrition therapy.
  2. Using the recent Dietary Guidelines, describe why decreased sodium intake is targeted as a focus to improve the health of Americans.
  3. What are the health implications of Mrs. Moore’s body mass index (BMI)?
  4. Calculate Mrs. Moore’s energy and protein requirements.
  5. How do Mrs. Moore’s labs change between 6/25 and 3/15? What factors in her history may have made an impact on these?
  6. Identify the major sources of sodium and saturated fat in Mrs. Moore’s diet. Compare her typical diet to the components of the DASH diet.
  7. Used the patient’s chart to complete the table below
Parameter Normal Value Patient’s Value Normal, High or Low?
Glucose 70–99 mg/dL
BUN 6–20 mg/dL
Creatinine 0.6–1.1 mg/dL
Total cholesterol <200 mg/dL
HDL–cholesterol >59 mg/dL
LDL–cholesterol <130 mg/dL
Apo A 80–175 mg/dL
Apo B 45–120 mg/dL
Triglycerides 35–135 mg/dL

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