Lifestyle and Health

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  • Lifestyle and Health
    • RISK: a measure of the probability that damage to health will occur as a result of a given hazard
    • RELATIVE RISK: measured by comparing the likelihood of harm occurring in those exposed against those not exposed
    • Diseases affected by lifestyle
      • Coronary Heart Disease
        • Poor diet - high in saturated fat and salt
        • Smoking
        • Lack of exercise
        • Blood cholesterol levels
        • Obesity
        • Excessive alcohol intake
      • Cancer
        • Smoking - mouth, throat, lung cancer
        • Excessive exposure to sunlight - skin cancer, using sunbeds and sunbathing without sunscreen increases the risk
        • Excessive alcohol intake - liver cancer
        • Diet - low fat, high fibre, rich in fruit and vegetables reduces the risk
        • Physical exercise
      • Reducing the risk of cancer and CHD
        • Giving up smoking
        • Avoiding becoming overweight
        • Reducing salt intake in the diet
        • Reducing intake of cholesterol and saturated fats in the diet
        • Taking regular exercise
        • Keeping alcohol consumption within safe limtis
        • Increasing intake of dietary fire and antioxidants in the diet
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • High BP which can damage the heart and blood vessels increasing the risk
    • Smoking
    • Lack of exercise


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