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Response must:

Be in the form of a 150 to 250-word well-developed paragraph, with well-developed sentences, correct spelling, and proper grammar.

include data, facts, key terms, specific examples and direct quotations from the lesson page and other resources to support your main point.

respond directly to the specific question posted

relate specific details of the scenario to the question posed and to the above data, key terms, etc.

Defend your response based upon what you have learned in this course as well as your own outside research.

Cite all sources of information, including your textbook, using last name and page numbers in parenthesis in the text; for a book: (Author’s last name, year, p. ###). Provide a resource list at the conclusion of the assignment formatted as in this example: Author’s last name, first initial. (year). Title in italics. Location of publisher: Publisher. For more information, or for format examples required of other resource types,

Lavonne is 42-years-old and has always had to watch her intake and maintain an active lifestyle to stay at a healthy weight. She is 5’8” tall and until a couple of months ago, maintained a healthy weight of 160 pounds, with a BMI in the normal range of 24.3. However, a couple of months ago, Lavonne was training for her first marathon and while running, she stepped in a hole and broke her ankle. She has been unable to keep up her training regimen and is very disappointed that she can’t participate in the marathon. Lavonne has been indulging in her favorite foods to make herself feel a little better and has gained 18 pounds and her BMI is now 27.1. She’s also discovered that as she gains weight, the weight seems to be settling in her middle as her waist circumference has increased by two full inches to 34”!

Question 1: Discuss four healthy weight loss strategies that Lavonne can implement to lose the weight she’s gained and explain how the strategies you’ve chosen are superior to a fad diet that claims to take the weight off quickly. Include in your response specific data, facts, examples, key terminology and other information drawn from the textbook and at least one other supplemental source.

Rodney is 55-years-old, stands 6’ tall, weighs 280 pounds and has a 44” waist circumference. He has always had a sedentary job and loves to cook. Both his mother and father are overweight, and his father suffered a heart attack at age 45. During his annual physical exam, Rodney’s doctor diagnosed him with metabolic syndrome and suggested that he may be a candidate for bariatric surgery, as his lab results and family history put him in the high-risk category chronic diseases.

Question 2: Explain what the doctor means by “metabolic syndrome” and how this syndrome affects risk for chronic disease. Be sure to address each component of metabolic syndrome specifically. Support your answer with data, facts, key terminology, specific examples and other information drawn from the textbook and at least one other supplemental source.