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Senior Quick Quiz—2

Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about staying well.

Answers appear below.

1. You can increase the amount of iron you absorb from foods like meat, fish and beans by eating them with foods containing:
 fiber
 omega-3 fats
 vitamin C
 vitamin D
2. You’re more likely to develop GERD, in which stomach acid seeps into the esophagus, if you’re:
 older than 65
 obese or overweight
 underweight
 sedentary
3. Most older adults with osteoporosis need to increase their levels of this vitamin:
 vitamin D
 vitamin C
 folate
 vitamin A
4. Which statement about diabetic retinopathy, or damaged blood vessels inside the eye’s retina, is not true?
 Nearly one in two people with diabetes has some stage of diabetic retinopathy.
 It often has no early warning signs.
 It’s a leading cause of blindness.
 You can’t control its progression once it begins.
5. A study suggests that women have a greater chance of developing breast cancer if they:
 eat meat
 eat too little fiber
 consume sweets
 gain 25 pounds or more after age 50
6. When a loved one moves into an assisted-living facility, it’s a good idea to:
 stay away so he or she can adapt
 only send cards
 visit regularly
 call occasionally

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