B1 Understanding Ourselves BASICS

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  • Created on: 12-03-14 17:50
  • Blood is pumped around your body at pressure 
  • High or low blood pressure can result in health problems
  • Smoking can increase blood pressure
  • A poor diet can lead to heart disease
  • Saturated fats can lead to a build up in cholesterol
  • High salt levels can increase blood pressure
  • Narrow arteries increase the risk of a heart attack
  • A balanced diet supplies all your essential nutrients
  • Energy and nutrients vary for different people
  • Body mass index indicates if you're under or over weight
  • Infectious diseases are caused by pathogens e.g Malaria
  • Your immune system deals with pathogens
  • Immunisation stops you from getting infections
  • You can take antibiotics to get rid of…


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