From Nigeria Food Industry Awards – Diseases associated with Unhealthy Eating and Preventions
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The body relies on the nutrients it gets from food to keep it running smoothly and in good health. In today’s society, the abundance of over-processed, high-calorie, low-nutrient foods is responsible for a range of illnesses and diseases. Although a lack of food and nutrition is commonly associated with poor diet-related illnesses, over consumption is just as much of a problem.
Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary heart disease is a narrowing of the blood vessels that carry oxygen and blood to the heart. People
who eat too much animal fat, especially saturated fat, are at risk of coronary heart disease, as consuming too
much fat causes the excess to block the passageways of blood and oxygen to the heart.
High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood produced by the heart as well as the condition of the arteries. When an individual has high blood pressure, undue stress and strain is being placed upon the heart to enable it to pump blood throughout the body. Foods that are high in sodium and saturated fats, as well as a lack of adequate hydration in the diet, can all lead to high blood pressure.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a disorder in which the blood has too much glucose in it that the body cannot process. Diabetes is often caused by diets that are too high in calories and sugar.
Because poor nutrition causes the immune system to be weakened, a poor diet can often prohibit the body from fighting off certain types of cancers. Those individuals who do not get enough vitamins and nutrients in their food are at risk of cancer caused by immune deficiency.
Obesity is a common problem in today’s society, in which inactivity and poor diet is rampant. Foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats lead to obesity, which can open the door to a number of other diseases, including heart problems and diabetes.
• BBC: The Risks of a Poor Diet and Being Overweight
• American Heart Association: Risk Factors and Coronary Heart Disease
• Mayo Clinic: Causes of Diabetes
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