Live With This Quiz

Question 1

The Food and Drug Administration said that it will sharply limit access to the anti-diabetes drug Avandia because of concerns about what?

A. None of these
B. The drug has been proven to be no more effective than placebo treatments
C. Increased brain tumor risk associated with the drug
D. Increased cardiovascular risk associated with the drug

Question 2

Which pharmaceutical company produces Avandia?

A. Johnson & Johnson
B. GlaxoSmithKline
C. Pfizer
D. Wyeth

Question 3

According to a new study from Norway, the difference in mortality rate from breast cancer related to a screening program alone was ____ percent.

A. 15
B. 10
C. 25
D. 20

Question 4

It was discovered that calcium supplements lead to a _____ increase of stroke or death as a result from heart attack.

A. There is no heightened risk of stroke or death as a result of heart attacks associated with calcium pills.
B. 20%
C. 5%
D. 30%

Question 5

____ doesn’t cause the same temporary, short-term boost in blood calcium as supplements, and thus has no documented risk of increased heart problems.

A. All of these carry risk of heart problems
B. Injections
C. Calcium pills with Vitamin D added
D. Food

Question 6

What may protect the heart by helping the body absorb calcium, rendering calcium supplements safe to take?

A. Beta Carotene
B. Vitamin C
C. Fish Oil
D. Vitamin D

Question 7

Breast cancer cells have _____ iron than normal cells.

A. more
B. the same amount
C. Iron is irrelevant to breast cancer
D. less

Question 8

_____ out of 4 Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020.

A. 3
B. 1
C. 0
D. 2

Question 9

The amount of overweight people in the US has grown by ____ percent since 1980.

A. 10%
B. 20%
C. 50%
D. 5%

Question 10

The lifespan of an obese person can be up to ______ years shorter than that of a normal-weight person, the OECD said, the same loss of lifespan incurred by smoking.

A. 3 to 5
B. 10 to 12
C. 8 to 10
D. 7 to 9