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Oct 7, 2011
According to the 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 15)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“ . . . measurement of ___ has been recommended by the” NIH/NHLBI and NECEP/ATP III “in addition to the BMI” and
“for a given BMI, individuals with an elevated ___ will likely have . . . more risk for obesity-related metabolic disorders, which warrants more aggressive intervention.”
a) “WC” (waist circumference)
b) “waist-to-thigh ratio”
c) “WHR” (waist-to-hip ratio)
d) “WHtR” (waist-to-height ratio)

Oct 6, 2011
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 6)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“WC has been shown to be a simple and inexpensive yet effective way to assess for central obesity, with . . .
 high association with CVD risk and mortality.”
Measuring WC (waist circumference) at “the _____ is currently recommended by the” NIH and NHLBI.
a) umbilicus
b) iliac crest
c) point of minimal circumference
d) point of largest circumference

Weekly Quiz for the General Public
Oct 5, 2011
According to the CDC’s “
Drinking and Driving: A Threat to Everyone” (Oct 4, 2011)
“85% of drinking and driving episodes were reported by people who also reported binge drinking. Binge drinking means __ or more drinks for men or __ or more drinks for women during a short period of time.”
a) 5 ; 4
b) 8 ; 6
c) 10 ; 8
d) 12 ; 10


Oct 5, 2011
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 14)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“. . . for every kilogram of weight loss with
a lifestyle intervention, there was a 16% reduction in _______.  Despite improvements in morbidity, reductions in body weight have not clearly demonstrated improvements in _____. In fact, in several prospective studies, weight loss is associated with _____ all-cause mortality”
a) risk of T2DM ; mortality; increased
b) risk of T2DM ; mortality; no change in
c) mortality; risk of T2DM; decreased
d) mortality; risk of T2DM; increased

Oct 4, 2011
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 9)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“There is a clinical need to measure not only percent body fat but fat distribution, muscle mass, and bone mass as well.” (body composition) 
________________ “are the only ones that provide reliable information on internal adipose tissue depots . . . considered to be the “gold standard” for calibration of field methods designed to measure adipose tissue” BUT  are “not recommended for clinical use”
a) Anthropometry and Skinfold thickness
b) Ultrasound and DEXA
c) Hydrostatic weighing and Air displacement plethysmography
d) CT/MRI


According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 6)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“WC has been shown to be a simple and inexpensive yet effective way to assess for central obesity, with . . .
 high association with CVD risk and mortality.”
Measuring WC (waist circumference) at “the _____ is currently recommended by the” NIH and NHLBI.
a) umbilicus
b) iliac crest
c) point of minimal circumference
d) point of largest circumference

Oct 4, 2011
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 9)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“There is a clinical need to measure not only percent body fat but fat distribution, muscle mass, and bone mass as well.” (body composition) 
________________ “are the only ones that provide reliable information on internal adipose tissue depots . . . considered to be the “gold standard” for calibration of field methods designed to measure adipose tissue” BUT  are “not recommended for clinical use”
a) Anthropometry and Skinfold thickness
b) Ultrasound and DEXA
c) Hydrostatic weighing and Air displacement plethysmography
d) CT/MRI

Oct 3, 2011
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 6)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“Although _____ . . . does have limitations, including poor sensitivity in diagnosing excess body fatness, . . . Nevertheless, ______ should be considered as the primary tool for the assessment of body fatness in clinical practice  . . . ”
a) BMI
b) waist-to-thigh ratio
c) waist-to-hip ratio (WHR)
d) waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)


Sept 30
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 6)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“The most pronounced difference in the relationship between BMI, body fat, and disease risk is seen in _______ populations, in which a given level of BMI is associated with greater adiposity and comorbidities than in other populations . . . studies have demonstrated that cut points between 23 and
27 kg/m 2 may more accurately identify obesity in _____ populations.”
a) white female
b) black male
c) hispanic
d) Asian


Sept 29
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 6)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“In a meta-analysis that pooled 32 studies and included almost 32 000 individuals, BMI had a pooled sensitivity of __% to identify excess adiposity and a pooled specificity of __%, which demonstrates that ____ of the individuals with excess body fat were not identified as obese”
a) 10 ; 90 ; most
b) 50 ; 90 ; half
c) 90 ; 50 ; one-tenth
d) 90 ; 10 ; most


Sept 28
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 2)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“____________ independently associated with cerebrovascular disease . . . and coronary heart disease . . . Furthermore obesity is associated with increased overall mortality”
a) Neither abdominal obesity nor general obesity is
b) Abdominal obesity but not general obesity is
c) General obesity but not abdominal obesity is
d) Both abdominal obesity and general obesity are


Weekly Quiz for the General Public Sept 28, 2011
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 2)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“On the basis of data collected . . . 2007 to 2008 . . . , in the United States . . . ____% of adults overall were either overweight or obese, . . .Data from the same period revealed a . . .  combined overweight and obesity prevalence of ____% among children ages 2 to 19 years”
a) 31.7 ; 68.0
b) 44.3 ; 56.0
c) 56.0 ; 44.3
d) 68.0 ; 31.7


Sept 27
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 2)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“In children 2 to 19 years of age, . . . _________”
a) the same parameters for adults apply
b) a BMI between the 5th and 85th percentiles is healthy, between the 85th and 95th percentiles is overweight
c) and at or above the 95th percentile is obese.
d) (b) and (c)

Sept 26
According to the Sept 2011 AHA Scientific Statement:
Assessing Adiposity, (p 1)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/09/25/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a
“Among adults, a BMI between ____ kg/m2
corresponds to a healthy weight,
BMI between ____ kg/m2 is overweight, and
BMI of >/= ____ kg/m2 is obese.”
a) 12.0 and 19.9; 20.0 and 24.9 ; 25.0
b) 18.5 and 24.9 ; 25.0 and 29.9 ; 30.0
c) 12.0 and 19.9 ; 20.0 and 29.9 ; 30.0
d) 18.5 and 24.9 ; 25.0 and 34.9 ; 35.0

 

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