NCLEX Practice Question No 416 with Rationale & Answer
Which of the following disease decreases the rate of metabolic ?
- 1- Cancer
- 2- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- 3- Hypothyroidism
- 4- Cardiac failure
- Correct Answer: 3
Cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or cardiac failure all increase the metabolic demands and the need for added calories. Hypothyroidism causes a decreased metabolic demand, so fewer calories are required.