Mr. Andrew Smith is a 50-year-old male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 265 lbs. He has gained 30 pounds in the past year. He has been diagnosed with heart disease. Testing revealed his total cholesterol is 225 mg/dL, and blood pressure is 150/95. Mr. Smith eats a diet that is high in saturated and trans fats. He also complains of shortness of breath when climbing stairs. Mr. Smith meets with his physician and is started on atorvastatin. Mr. Smith is concerned because he has never taken anything besides over-the-counter medicines before. He would like to explore dietary interventions to improve his heart health.
· Based on what you learned about Mr. Smith in your interview, briefly explain his modifiable risk factors for heart disease.
· Based on your client’s height and weight, what is your clients body mass index (BMI)?
· Discuss the recommendations that you would make for Mr. Smith’s intake of dietary fat. What foods should be limited in the diet (list 5)? Which heart healthy fats should be included? (list 5)
List three nutritional interventions that would improve the heart health of your client