Examples Of Non Moodifiable Factors

Decent Essays
In today’s modern society there are many factors that can affect an individual’s health outcomes. Some of these factors are modifiable which means that they are able to be changed, other factors are non-modifiable which means that they are unable to be changed. The modifiable factors that impact health are wide and far-ranging and include smoking, nutrition, and public health initiatives such as vaccines. The examples of non-modifiable factors are limited to a slightly narrower field but are still as complex and varied as modifiable factors. Non-modifiable factors include age, sex, disability, and hereditary illnesses. This essay will focus on these specific examples of modifiable and non-modifiable factors.

Smoking is one of the leading
…show more content…
(Mis, et al., 2017) This diet contributes to weight gain and obesity. Those who are overweight or obese are more likely to experience serious health issues such as CVD, cancers of the breast and colon, and type-2 diabetes. There is also an increased risk of mental health issues such as stress, low-self-esteem and depression. (Public Health England , 2014). Proper nutrition also has a positive effect on health, a diet rich in polyphenols which are found in nuts, grains, fruit and vegetables can be beneficial as some polyphenols have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-proliferative (preventing cells from irregular reproduction which is an anticancer trait) effects. (Rinzler,
Get Access