FD_SC_150_midterm_review[1] - Unit 14: alcohol: positives...

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Unit 14: alcohol: positives and negatives Alcoholism : an illness characterized by a dependence on alcohol and by a level of alcohol intake that interferes with health, family, and social relations, and job performance. Alcohol poisoning : a condition characterized by mental confusion, vomiting, seizures, slow or irregular breathing, and low body temperature due to the effects of excess alcohol consumption. It is life threatening and requires emeregency medical attention. Moderate alcohol consumption : one standard-sized drink per day for women and two drinks for men. Health benefits of moderate consumption : protection against heart disease, it increases the body’s production of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) red wine has special pigments in it that act as antioxidants which can decrease the tendency of blood clots. Negative impacts of heavy alcohol consumption : (5 or more drinks a day) high blood pressure, stroke, cirrhosis, throat, stomach, and bladder cancers, central nervous systerm disorders, and vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases ALSO: numerous deaths are associated with alcohol from: homocides, drowning, fires, traffic accidents, and suicide., also rape and assaults How alcohol is metabolized : easily and rapidly absorbed in the stomach and small intestine, then enters the circulatory system and is on its way to the liver, brain and other tissues throughout the body. Remains in blood and body tissues until it is broken down and used for energy or it’s converted into fat and stored. Drinking and diet quality: -alcohol provides 7 calories per gram consumed. this is high in caloric content these are empty calories Strategies to drink responsibly: -don’t drink if you’re pregnant or can be pregnant - do not drink on an empty stomach - sip, don’t gulp -limit the alcohol to an amount that doesn’t make you lose control over your mind and body - don’t drink and drive -don’t’ drink and boat -don’t drink and hunt
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Adolescents and alcohol: ** underage drinking accounts for 20% of all alcohol consumed in the US. The high rates of younger ages drinking can increase the number of alcoholics and accidents due to alcohol that can be created down the road. Review Questions: 1. T 2. T 3. F 4. T 5. T 6. F 7. T Unit 16: Vegetarian Diets Complete proteins: proteins that contain all of the nine essential amino acids in amounts sufficient to support protein tissue construction by the body. Essential amino acids: amino acids that cannot be synthesized in adequate amounts by the human body and must therefore be obtained from the diet. Complementary protein sources: plant sources of protein that together provide sufficient quantities of the nine essential amino acids. Vitamins and minerals that may be low in vegetarian diets:
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2008 for the course AEM 241 taught by Professor Grossman during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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