Case Study 1
Randy, age 36, and his whole family love football. They love to play football and to watch football. Randy played football in college, but now that he has a job at a law firm working many hours, he just plays every once in a while on a Saturday.
In college he was in great shape and could eat anything he wanted. Now he just doesn't make it to the gym that often and has lost muscle and has been gaining some weight. He is about 6 feet and weighs 250.
Randy and his family also love "meat and potatoes" type food. On the weekend they often barbeque ribs and burgers that are washed down with several beers. During the week, Randy gets coffee and a donut on the way to work and goes to lunch with clients at various restaurants. His wife usually cooks dinnerjust like his mom used to.
He knows that he has been gaining some weight but he still feels pretty good. A few years ago his cousin was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Recently Randy's father was also diagnosed with colorectal cancer. This makes Randy a little nervous and he wonders if there is anything that he can do to prevent or lower his chances of getting cancer as well.
1. Do you think that Randy is at risk for colorectal cancer? Why or why not?
Randy is at rish for colorectal cancer. While it estimates that the contribution of the environment
in people with colon cancer is 65%, the other 35% is genetic factors, and Randy's cousin, and father have been diagnosed.
2. What dietary advice would you give Randy?
Most types of cancers are related to... [continues]
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