Lifestyle factors

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  • Lifestyle
    • Risk
      • a measure of the probability that damage to health will occur as a result of a given hazard
      • 2 elements:
        • the probability a hazardous event will occur
        • the consequences of that hazardous event
    • Cancer
      • does not have a single cause
      • some are causal factors and some are lifestyle factors
      • smoking
      • diet
      • physical activity
      • obesity
      • sunlight
    • CHD
      • obesity
      • blood cholesterol levels
      • diet
      • high blood pressure
      • physical activity
      • smoking
    • reducing the risk
      • not smoking
      • healthy weight
      • reducing salt intake
      • reducing cholesterol intake
      • regular exercise
      • little alcohol consumption

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