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What makes a healthy diet?
The right balance of: Carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fibres, vitamins and minerals
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What are carbohydrates and fats needed for?
Energy
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What are proteins needed for?
Growth and cell repair
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What are fibres needed for?
Keeping everything running smoothly in your digestive system
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Define malnourishment.
Too much or too little of something (an unbalanced diet)
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What is the metabolic rate?
The rate of chemical reactions in your skin
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An unbalanced diet can lead to...
Deficiency diseases (e.g. anorexia or type 2 diabetes)
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What is cholesterol and how do inherited factors affect it?
It is a fatty substance, essential for good health and some inherited factors increase blood cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of heart disease
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What are carbohydrates and fats needed for?

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Energy

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What are proteins needed for?

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What are fibres needed for?

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Define malnourishment.

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