Diet and Obesity

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Essential Nutrients

Carbohydrates provide energy.

Fats provide insulation.

Proteins for growth and repair.

Vitamins. Vitamin C needed for healthy connective tissue.

Minerals. Iron needed to make haemoglobin.

Water is needed for hydration. 

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Obesity

Obesity is defined as 20 percent over recommended weight.

Too much fatty food and too little exercise.

Increases risk of cancer, diabetes and coronary heart disease.

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