Obesity, Lung Disease, Alcohol Dependence: Take the Quiz

January 31, 2014

Obesity/respiratory infections; lung disease/cognitive function; Q&A/alcohol dependence. Why are these pairs linked? Get 3 answers plus 2 more questions in this week’s quiz, here.

 

Question 1:

A recent Canadian study found that obese persons are at increased risk for influenza and other respiratory tract infections. The risk was greatest among those who had a body mass index of 35 or higher.

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Question 2:

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Question 3:

In a prospective cohort study of more than 500,000 middle-aged men and women in the United Kingdom, obstructive lung disease was associated with cognitive impairment. The more diminished the airflow, the greater the impairment.

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Question 4:

When the temperature plummets and people turn to wood stoves and fireplaces for warmth, you are more likely to see cases of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Question 5:

Researchers at Boston University found that a single screening question is as effective as longer questionnaires in unmasking alcohol dependence.

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ANSWER KEY:

Question 1. C

Question 2. A

Question 3. D

Question 4. E

Question 5. B