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Activity 5B: Inflamm-O-Wars Game: Atherosclerosis Prevention

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.

Objectives: 
  • Identify risk factors for developing atherosclerosis
  • Investigate the effect of health choices on the risk of developing atherosclerosis
  • Identify preventive measures that may reduce the risk of developing atherosclerosis
  • Develop an awareness that atherosclerosis can progress and regress with life-style choices
     

 

Keywords: 

Atherosclerosis, lifestyle, health choice, cardiovascular, inflammatory, genetic, risk factor

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Activity Code: 
5B
Unit Reference: 
Inflamm-O-Wars: Silent Battles within Your Cardiovascular System
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 5: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Prevention