Students will play a game to help them understand the importance of life-style choices in maintaining cardiovascular health. Research has shown that atherosclerosis is an inflammatory condition that begins in youth and can progress to fatal consequences. Until a certain stage of disease, atherosclerosis can also regress with healthy life-style changes. By playing Inflamm-O-Wars, students will explore the complex interaction between genetic risk factors, life-style choices and medical intervention.
Atherosclerosis, lifestyle, health choice, cardiovascular, inflammatory, genetic, risk factor