Factors Affecting Health

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  • Created on: 05-02-14 20:09
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  • Factors Affecting Health
    • Unbalanced diet
      • Eating too much
        • Too much saturated fat - high cholesterol
        • Obesity
          • Being 20% or more over maximum recommend body mass
          • May result in arthritis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and some types of cancer
        • Too much salt - high blood pressure, heart problems
      • Eating too little
        • Can cause slow growth, fatigue, poor resistance to infection, and irregular periods
        • Deficiancy diseases are causes by lack of vitamins and minerals, eg, scurvy - lack of viatim C
    • Not enough exercise
    • Inherited factors
      • Under active thyroid gland


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