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Cardiac Jeopardy Game


Cardiac Jeopardy Game

The content of this Jeopardy game is fairly advanced and is most appropriate for a health care in-service, a nutrition class activity at a college/university, or an advanced cardiac rehabilitation course.


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Questions/Correct Answer From Contestant

  1. This is the percentage of total calories consumed per day that should come from fat.
  2. Fat contains this many calories per gram.
  3. Avocados, peanuts, pecans, canola oil, and olive oil are high in this form of healthy fat.
  4. This form of unhealthy fat is used to extend the shelf life of many foods.
  5. People with hyperlipidemia or metabolic syndrome should consume no more than this percentage of calories from saturated fat.
  6. This oil contains the lowest amount of saturated fat of all the oils.


  1. What is 25%-35%?
  2. What is 9 calories?
  3. What is monounsaturated?
  4. What is trans-fatty acids?
  5. What is 7%?
  6. What is canola oil?


  1. Patients with hypertension should limit their daily intake of sodium to this amount.
  2. An individual food should contain no more than this amount of sodium per serving.
  3. These two sources or kinds of foods are to blame for most of the sodium intake of Americans.


  1. What is 2400 milligram (mg)?
  2. What is 400 mg?
  3. What is processed food and restaurant food?


  1. Ideally, men and women will maintain a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) level above this measurement.
  2. People with hyperlipidemia or metabolic syndrome should consume no more than this amount of cholesterol per day.
  3. Cholesterol is only found in food of this origin.
  4. This is how often a person older than 20 years of age should have their cholesterol levels checked.


  1. What is 60 mg/deciliter (dL)?
  2. What is 200 mg?
  3. What is animal origin?
  4. What is every 5 years?


Vitamins and Minerals

  1. This vitamin often is prescribed to increase HDL levels.
  2. This vitamin, found in fruits and vegetables, is particularly important to ensure adequate homocysteine levels and to improve endothelial function
  3. This mineral, found in bananas, potatoes, and oranges, among other foods, is important for maintaining good blood pressure.
  4. This mineral may form insoluble soaps when combined with fatty acids, leading to a reduction in LDL levels.
  5. This mineral acts as a vasodilator and may reduce blood pressure levels.


  1. What is niacin?
  2. What is folic acid/folate?
  3. What is potassium?
  4. What is calcium?
  5. What is magnesium?


  1. A man should consume no more than two servings per day and a woman no more than one serving per day of this.
  2. Quitting this bad habit can increase your HDL level by as much as 10%.
  3. This condition presents with altered lipid levels, insulin resistance, and hypertension with abdominal obesity.
  4. This food component forms a gel in the gut, which binds and removes cholesterol from the body. 
  5. The hepatomegaly and ascites related to this condition can cause early satiety and reduce food intake.
  6. These plant-based substances, frequently added to margarine spreads, may decrease your cholesterol levels by interfering with the absorption of cholesterol from food.
  1. What is alcohol?
  2. What is smoking?
  3. What is metabolic syndrome?
  4. What is soluble fiber?
  5. What is heart failure?
  6. What is phytosterols/plant sterols and stanols?


Review Date 3/10


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