Instructions: Be sure to answer all parts of each question and respond in your own words. Your response should not mostly quote from other sources. Please provide a reference or works cited page for any references or citations you use throughout this written assignment. Expected word counts are provided for each question.
Question: There are both biological and genetic factors and can affect a populations health. One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States is cardiovascular disease. The cardiovascular disease consists of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, heart attacks, and congestive heart failure. Please note, the following prompts are asking about biological and genetic factors, not behavioral factors.
1. Describe how biological factors influence the risk of cardiovascular disease. (Length: approximately 150 words)
2.Describe how genetic factors influence the risk of cardiovascular disease. (Length: approximately 150 words)
3.Think about how public health is aimed at the population, not the individual.
a.Explain how these biological and genetic factors influence health at a population level, rather than the individual risk factors. (length: approximately 100 words)
b.Describe three ways the public health approach to preventing cardiovascular disease differs from the medical approach. (Length: approximately 250 words. Hint think about the terms primary, secondary, tertiary prevention bout the public health fields role in thinking this way)