Health Effects Associated with Lipids


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All of the following are health benefits associated with omega-3 fatty acids, EXCEPT:

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1. How do monounsaturated fats affect cholesterol?

2. Which of the following fats is found in red meats and linked to an increased risk of heart disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of the effects of lipids on our bodies. Topics addressed on the quiz include the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and the type of lipids that improve blood cholesterol levels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Omega-3 fatty acid health benefits
  • Fats found in red meats
  • Calories in one gram of fat
  • Type of fats commonly found in fast foods

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nutrition lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the type of fats commonly found in fast foods and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the numbers of calories in one gram of fat

Additional Learning

To learn more about which fats your body needs, review the corresponding lesson titled Health Effects Associated with Lipids. This lesson will help you:

  • Define lipids
  • Identify the percentage of fat that we need every day
  • Understand what role lipids play in our bodies
  • Appreciate the benefits of having essential fatty acids and monounsaturated fats in your diet
  • Describe what the more unhealthy fats are and where they are found
  • Show the likely effects of having such fats in our system