Discussion I: Highlight: Metabolic Syndrome

Discussion I: Highlight: Metabolic Syndrome

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As the incidence of Obesity and Heart Disease continue to contribute to the top 10 reasons for Deaths in the US today, we have seen a rise in Metabolic Syndrome.

1. INITIAL POST: After reading the textbook Chapter on Lipids , Unit 4 Course Content AND the handout on Metabolic Syndrome, in 500 words (plus or minus 50) share your thoughts and experiences regarding the following points. USE ESSAY format.

How the information I’ve learned assist me in taking care of my own health. (Include details from your readings to support your conclusions)

How I can apply the information I have learned when working with patients in a health care setting. (Include details from your readings to support your conclusions)2.

2. RESPONSE POSTS: You will respond to two other students’ initial posts. Responses can include adding on facts from the readings to the other student’s post or constructive suggestions for the author’s conclusions.


Discussion topics are based on the critical components and required competencies of this course.  

Your discussion posting should follow the course netiquette guidelines and be presented in a scholarly format. 

Write your Discussion-in 500 words (plus or minus 50) answer the question/questions, share your thoughts and/or experiences.   

USE ESSAY format.  

*Please note** Discussions are open for specific dates, and when closed, are no longer available.  Late assignments will not be accepted.

Grading rubric: Each discussion is with 20 points.


To write an essay in APA format, one must follow a basic set of guidelines and instructions.

  1. Font: 12pt Times New Roman
  2. Spacing: Double spaced
  3. No extra spaces, especially between paragraphs
  4. Heading: Example of the heading on the first page of the essay (upper left corner)
  • Your name
  • Teacher’s / Professor’s name 
  • The class (course/class)
  1. Title: There needs  a proper essay title format, centered and above the first line of the essay of the same font and size as the essay itself.  
  2. Introduction: The introduction guides your reader into the paper by introducing the topic
  3. Thesis Statement: The thesis statement concisely states the main idea or argument of the essay.
  4. E. Body: The body of the essay supports the main points presented in the thesis.
  5. Conclusion: The conclusion brings together all the main points of the essay
  6. Citations: If your paper incorporates research, be sure to give credit to each source using in-text citations and a Works Cited/References/Bibliography page

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