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Senior Quick Quiz—4

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

1. Monounsaturated fats, found in these foods, help reduce cholesterol:
 avocados, canola and olive oils
 sesame, sunflower and safflower margarines
 beef, butter and cheese
 palm and coconut oils
2. Menopausal women are susceptible to developing dry eyes, causing eyes to sting, burn or feel scratchy. Dry eyes can be caused by:
 poor tear quality and production
 medications such as diuretics, anti-histamines, sleeping pills and some antidepressants
 smoke, sun, wind and indoor heating
 all the above
3. Sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinuses, is most commonly caused by:
 food sensitivities
 viruses, bacteria and allergies
 fatigue and overexertion
 contact with a person who has sinusitis
4. To prevent back pain, it’s important to:
 exercise, eat right and practice good posture
 limit activity as much as possible
 wear a back brace regularly
 sleep on a soft mattress
5. Which statement about depression is true?
 Depression is a normal part of aging.
 Depression is a normal part of menopause.
 About 12 million American women become clinically depressed each year.
 More men than women experience depression.
6. A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association says this vitamin may be more important than calcium when it comes to preventing bone fractures:
 vitamin A
 vitamin D
 vitamin C
 vitamin E

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