lifestyle and health

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  • LIFESTYLE + HEALTH
    • RISK
      • a measure of the probability that damage to health will occur as a result of a given hazard
    • RISK FACTORS AND CANCER
      • cancer not a single disease - not a single cause
      • lifestyle choices and cancer
        • carcinogenic - factors that put us at risk of contracting cancer
        • smoking
          • increases chance
        • diet
          • a healthy diet lessens chance of cancer
        • obesity
          • being overweight increases chances
        • physical activity
          • people who take regular exercises are at lesser risk
        • sunlight
          • the more someone is exposed to sunlight greater chance
    • RISK FACTORS AND CHD
      • smoking
      • high blood pressure
      • blood cholesterol - high = greater risk
      • obesity
      • diet
      • physical activity
    • FACTORS SUCH AS GENES AGE AND SEX CaNT BE CONTROLLED
    • REDUCING RISK OF CHD AND CANCER
      • stop smoking
      • avoid being overweight
      • reduce salt intake
      • reduce intake of cholesterol and saturated fats
      • regular exercise
      • keeping alchol consumption within safe limits
      • increasing intake of fibre and antioxidants

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