The importance of a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risks of non-communicable disease, and how scientists use correlations in data to identify possible risk factors for disease.
Which of these is a disease caused by excess intake of alcohol?
What disadvantages are associated with the use of statin drugs to prevent heart disease?
They don’t work for everyone
They can only be taken for a short time
There are frequent side effects
Why wasn’t the correlation between smoking and lung cancer noticed earlier?
Lung cancer can take years to develop
No one was looking for links between lifestyle and disease
Doctors ignored it
Why does exposure to the sun cause skin cancer?
Because UV rays heat the skin
Because UV rays cause the surface cells to fall off
Because UV rays cause mutations in cell DNA
Type 2 diabetes is caused by which failed mechanism in the body?
The body cells fail to respond to insulin
The body cells fail to respire
The body cells store too much fat
Which of these factors would reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?
Which treatment for heart disease involves the insertion of a small balloon into a blood vessel?
Which substance can build up in coronary arteries leading to heart disease?
Which substance in cigarette smoke binds to haemoglobin reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen?
Which of the substances found in cigarette smoke contain a carcinogen?