Posted: April 12th, 2017

Do the benefits of lowering cholesterol outweigh the risks of taking medication? o What options exist for a person to try and reduce his/her cholesterol without taking medication?

SC121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Unit 2 Assignment Cholesterol, the good, the bad and the ugly! You have recently finished learning about the building blocks of life which include the organic compounds of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, ATP and nucleic acids. Using that knowledge and any additional research, please complete the unit Assignment. The Kaplan Online Library is a great resource. Lipids are a group of organic compounds that make up 18-25% of one’s body mass. Incorporate your knowledge of trans-fatty acids and the adverse effects of trans-fatty acids on the body and write a 3 – 4 page paper (double-spaced) that includes the following topics:  Discuss the various types of lipids found in the body and incorporate the following questions: o Why are lipids important? o Can the body produce essential fatty acids (EFA’s)? If not, how does the body obtain these needed lipids? o What are the benefits of Omega-3 and Omega 6 fatty acids? o Are lipids able to cross the plasma membrane on their own? If not, how do they cross the membrane?  What is cholesterol? Research cholesterol more in depth. o What are LDL and HDL? o Where is cholesterol produced? o What are the causes of high cholesterol? o What are the treatments for reducing high cholesterol? o What are the side effects of medication for treating high cholesterol? o Do the benefits of lowering cholesterol outweigh the risks of taking medication? o What options exist for a person to try and reduce his/her cholesterol without taking medication? o Explain cholesterol homeostasis.  Lastly, research the following food items: o Low fat/reduced fat Lays® potato chips verses regular Lays potato chips (e.g., Lays brand) o Low fat/reduced fat Chips Ahoy® chocolate chip cookies verses regular Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies (e.g., Chips Ahoy) o Using one serving for each of the food items listed, report the following information: -total calories in grams -total fat grams  Based on the data you have gathered, do you think the reduction in fat was significant?  Would you choose to eat the reduced fat product or the regular product? Why or why not? SC121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Unit 2 Assignment Basic Writing Requirements  3-4 pages, double-spaced (not including title or reference pages)  Use font size 12 in Times New Roman.  Use scientifically credible references.  Cite and use APA style for all citations and references.  Submit your completed Assignment to the Dropbox for the Unit 2 Assignment.  Refer to assignment rubric and scoring guide for additional guidance. Submitting your Assignment Save your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document. Save it in a location and with the proper naming convention: last name/first name-SC121-section-UnitX-Assignment (section is your course section; X is your unit number). When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below:  Click the link that reads: “Submit an Assignment.”  In the “Submit to Basket” menu, select Unit 2: Assignment.  In the “Comments” field, make sure to add at least the title of your paper.  Click the “Add Attachments” button.  Follow the steps listed to attach your Microsoft Word document. To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it.

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