Pluses and Minuses: How Math Solves Our Problems
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Rarely, statin use causes rhabdomyolysis. This is a severe syndrome caused by the death of muscle tissue. When this occurs, the muscles release their contents into the bloodstream. This can damage the kidneys and may cause kidney failure. Statins help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol. Depending on the specific drug, statins may lead to a 25–50% reduction in LDL cholesterol, according to a research article in the journal Medicina Clínica. Cardiovascular function
Many diets for general health, such as the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, have these qualities. Lifestyle changes As well as the normal mathematical usage, plus and minus signs may be used for a number of other purposes in computing.
In many contexts, it does not matter whether the second or the third of these usages is intended: −5 is the same number. When it is important to distinguish them, a raised minus sign ¯ is sometimes used for negative constants, as in elementary education, the programming language APL, and some early graphing calculators. [a] Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project. In this model, we represent positive numbers as 'puffs' of hot air, and negative numbers as sandbags.
The minus sign is also used as tone letter in the orthographies of Dan, Krumen, Karaboro, Mwan, Wan, Yaouré, Wè, Nyabwa and Godié.  The Unicode character used for the tone letter (U+02D7) is different from the mathematical minus sign. The study suggesting this strategy argues that a 'blanket' policy would be easier and cheaper, and possibly more effective, than the present policy of screening everyone over 40. The point about screening is that if you find someone is at high risk, it gives you the opportunity to give them advice about healthy lifestyle changes to lower their cholesterol. A 'fire and forget' policy for everyone doesn't.
A thermometer is a number line that depicts temperature and often uses a vertical number line rather than horizontal.