Diseases and Conditions Influenced by Nutrition

Healthy nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. In Combined with physical activity, your diet can assist you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.

Patients undergoing cancer treatment may need a particular diet in order to maintain their stamina. For example, high-calorie foods may need to be consumed to maintain energy. Getting enough protein and calories in the diet can potentially help with long-term survival.

  • Hypertension: Salt intake affects blood pressure.
  • Heart disease/high cholesterol: Fatty foods and partially hydrogenated oils can create plaque in arteries.
  • Osteoporosis: Low vitamin D Low and calcium and excess fat can result in fragile bones.
  • Certain cancers: A poor diet & obesity are associated with increased risk of breast, endometrial, esophageal, colon and kidney cancers.

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