Title: Leading Causes of Death The leading cause of death in the United States is

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Title: Leading Causes of Death

1. The leading cause of death in the United States is

a. cancer

*b. cardiovascular disease


d. tuberculosis

Title: Actual Causes of Death

2. The second most important actual cause of death in the United States is

a. tobacco

*b. poor diet and physical inactivity

c. alcohol

d. infection

Title: Physical Activity and CHD

3. Small increases in physical activity can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in sedentary individuals.

*a. true

b. false
Title: Risk Factors

4. Daily moderate-intensity exercise reduces the risk of CHD.

*a. true

b. false
Title: Cholesterol

5. What type of serum cholesterol protects against the development and progression of blood vessel damage?

*a. high-density lipoprotein cholesterol

b. low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

c. total cholesterol

d. very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

Title: Health Goals

6. Two major health goals are to delay death and avoid premature disease.

*a. true

b. false
Title: CHD

7. Coronary heart disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

a. true

*b. false
Title: Exercise Risks

8. Approximately 10% of individuals have a myocardial infarction during maximal exercise testing.

a. true

*b. false

Title: Definitions

9. Physical activity is a broader term than exercise.

*a. true

b. false
Title: Risk Factors

10. Which of the following is not a risk factor for heart disease?

*a. alcohol

b. cholesterol

c. inactivity

d. smoking

e. all of the above

Title: Physical Inactivity

11. The percent of adults in the United States who do not meet the recommendation for 30 min of moderate-intensity physical activity is

a. 10%

b. 30%

*c. 50%

d. 70%
Type: E

Title: Risk Factors

12. Describe the risk factors for heart disease. Discuss how physical activity relates to the other risk factors.
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