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Senior Quick Quiz—8

Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about staying well. Answers appear below.

If you think you’re having a heart attack, you should:

Call for emergency medical assistance and chew an aspirin.Call your doctor and drive to the hospital.Call your health insurance company and go to your neighbor’s.Call your spouse and gather all your medications.

Depression may be triggered by which of the following illnesses?

cancerheart disease or strokeAlzheimer’s diseaseall the above

To consume more omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce cardiovascular disease risk, you should eat more:

lean meats, low-fat cheese and diet sodachicken, potatoes and cornsalmon, walnuts and soybean productsfruits, vegetables and red wine

Which of the following is not true about osteoporosis?

One in two women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture.If you didn’t consume enough calcium before age 30, it’s too late to start taking supplements or begin weight-bearing exercise.Cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol consumption increase risk for bone loss.Caucasian and Asian women are at highest risk for osteoporosis.

The class of drugs referred to as statins helps reduce your cardiovascular risk by:

curbing appetite and promoting weight lossreducing levels of the stress hormone cortisollowering LDL cholesterol and relaxing blood vesselsraising HDL cholesterol and reducing abdominal fat