Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies


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Which of the following is a controllable risk factor for heart disease?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a controllable risk factor for heart disease?

2. How does hypertension affect the heart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We should all be aware of heart disease and the factors that may cause it. This worksheet and quiz will help you learn about risk factors and your heart health.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for heart disease
  • The term for plague buildup in the arterial walls
  • The term for high blood pressure
  • Preventative strategies for cardiovascular disease

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cardiovascular disease
  • Making connections - understand how eating habits and other actions can lead to disease
  • Critical thinking - use knowledge of risk factors to understand why so many Americans suffer from cardiovascular disease
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast between controllable and uncontrollable risk factors

Additional Learning

To learn more about cardiovascular disease and read tips on how to avoid it, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cardiovascular disease
  • Define controllable and uncontrollable risk factors
  • Identify high risk behavior and habits
  • Learn about diabetes
  • Understand dangers of obesity
  • Define free radicals
  • Define oxidative stress