About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Lipids in Nutrition chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Lipids overview||Chemical structure and biological functions; the four classes: fatty acids, triglycerides, phospholipids and steroids|
|Tuesday||Fats and lipoproteins||Differences between fatty acids and triglycerides; differences among saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids; chylomicrons, very low density lipoproteins (VLDLs), low density lipoproteins (LDLs) and high density lipoproteins (HDLs)|
|Wednesday||Food sources and recommended intakes||Fats that promote health, fats that cause an increased risk of heart disease, cholesterol and essential fatty acids; government recommended intake levels for saturated fats, unsaturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol and essential fatty acids|
|Thursday||Health effects||Common health implications of eating too many fats, cardiovascular disease, obesity and cancer|
|Friday||Cardiovascular Disease||Controllable and uncontrollable risk factors, methods of prevention; valvular heart disease, septal defects and coronary heart disease; diagnosis and treatment options|
1. Structure and Function of Lipids
Molecules called lipids have long hydrocarbon chains that determine the way they act. They can be fats, oils, or hormones, and even exist in our cell membranes. Learn more about the chemical structure and biological function of various lipids in this lesson.
2. Lipids: Types & Nutritional Role
There are different types of lipids, and each one plays a role in your health. Learn how triglycerides, phospholipids and steroids differ in their chemical structure and the jobs they do within your body.
3. Saturated, Monounsaturated & Polyunsaturated Fat: Dietary Needs
Fat has been derided as being really bad for you despite serving many important functions. You'll learn about these functions and the different kinds of fat you may encounter as well as why a lot of fat can truly, in the end, be bad for you.
4. Lipoproteins: Classes & Functions
Lipoproteins transport fats through your blood. Learn about the different classes of lipoproteins: chylomicrons, very low density lipoproteins (VLDLs), low density lipoproteins (LDLs) and high density lipoproteins (HDLs) and their jobs in this lesson.
5. Foods That Are Sources of Lipids
Fats add flavor to the foods you love. Yet, eating too many unhealthy fats, such as saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol, can lead to health problems. Learn which foods contain these unhealthy fats and which ones contain fats that promote health in this lesson.
6. Recommended Dietary Intakes of Lipids
Fats add a lot to the enjoyment of your daily diet, but too much of the wrong fats can lead to health problems. In this lesson, learn about the different types of fats that you consume throughout your day and the recommended amounts you should eat.
7. Health Effects Associated with Lipids
Lipids, or fats, are important nutrients that your body needs for proper functioning. But eating too many fats, especially the unhealthy fats, such as saturated fats and trans fats can lead to heart disease, cancer and obesity.
8. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies
This lesson will describe for you the numerous controllable and uncontrollable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease as well as important preventative strategies to maximize your health.
9. Different Kinds of Cardiovascular Disease: Definitions & Examples
So many problems can occur in the cardiovascular system of your body. Some of them mainly involve the heart and others the blood vessels, but one big one involves both at the same time!
10. Diagnosing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease
This lesson will describe the many different ways cardiovascular diseases can be diagnosed and treated. For example, you'll learn the differences between angioplasty and angiography.
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