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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Identify and discuss at least three themes that are common across all the conditions—overweight and obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cancer, and HIV disease—presented in this chapter.

Summary Introduction

To identify: At least three themes that are common across all the conditions such as overweight and obesity, cardivasular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cancer, and HIV disease and discuss about it.

Introduction: A medical condition of unhealthy accumulation of fat in the body is referred as obesity. Obesity can result in the development of chronic diseases, such as metabolic syndrome, chronic heart disease, diabetes, and many others. However, it is preventable with adequate lifestyle changes and eating a healthy diet.

Explanation

Common themes for all given diseases are as follows:

  1. 1. Maintain a healthy weight: To maintain a healthy life, a healthy body weight is required. This is because a healthy body weight does not increase the risk of developing several weight-related diseases, such as stroke, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and different types of cancer.
  2. 2. Healthy diet: A balanced diet is required for a healthy living. It is essential to keep or create a balance in one’s food habits so that the body can meet its daily nutritional requirement without facing any deprivation for a healthier lifestyle. A healthy diet includes plant foods, such as vegetable, fruits, legumes, and whole grains. It also includes healthy fats, low fat dairy products, lean meat, and minimize the intake of sweets and red meats. In a healthy diet, protein should comprise only daily of 10 to 35 percent. By consuming a variety of food items would help in meeting the daily calorie requirement and reduce the development of chronic diseases...

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