CH 15 and 16 Practice Quiz

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Exercise alters blood fat levels by
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raising HDL levels.
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When cancer cells enter the lymph or blood system,
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they can form secondary tumors elsewhere.
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All of the following CVD risk factors can be changed, EXCEPT
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family history of CVD.
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Techniques for early detection of prostate cancer include a digital rectal exam and
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a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
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Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is recommended to screen for ____________ cancer.
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colon and rectal
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The large artery that receives blood from the left ventricle and distributes it to the rest of the body is called the
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aorta.
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Cancers arising from connective and fibrous tissues such as bone, cartilage, or muscle are called
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sarcomas.
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Cardiovascular disease in children is usually the result of
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congenital heart defect.
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Obesity increases a persons risk of
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breast and colon cancers.
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The type of stroke that is caused by a rupture of blood vessels is called
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hemorrhagic.

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