Doctor's orders for Crestview area men: eat less and exercise more

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 06:57 PM.

Melanoma: Most serious form of skin cancer; small brown-black patches, plaques or nodules with irregular outline, may crust and bleed, may arise from existing mole

Prevention: Do not sunbathe; Avoid unnecessary sun exposure especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; use SPF 15 or higher sunscreen; wear protective clothes; avoid tanning beds or lamps; teach children good sun protection habits at an early age; examine your skin head to toe every three months

Cholesterol: Total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg; HDL "good" cholesterol should be greater than 40 mg; LDL "bad" cholesterol should be less than 130

Prevention and control: aerobic exercise 40 minutes four or five times a week; change diet to less red meat, low-fat dairy, more fruits and vegetables, fewer fried foods, more fish; maintain normal weight through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes

Source: Dr. Richard Weaver, Clinical Assistant Faculty member, Florida State University College of Medicine


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