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Diet and disease prevention

1. How early in life should a person be concerned with preventing diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or osteoporosis? Infancy? Adolescence? Adulthood? ( 150 words) ( I have diabetes, intestinal disorder, hep C active, & have a pace maker) Having completed your Food Journal, are you at risk for developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or osteoporosis? Why? Why not?

2. For the following diseases --heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis -- are there common recommendations in food choices and lifestyle changes that relate to all of these diseases? (150 words)

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1. Good nutritional habits should begin as early as possible to build the immune system and the organs to prevent and fight off infections and disease. That said, the body goes through many changes in infancy, childhood, and adolescence that require dietary needs that will not work in the future. Extra calcium, carbohydrates if a child is active, and more protein to promote muscle formation and retention. Once one is an adult, the diet must directly address the various illnesses mentioned. Diets should be firmly habitual by the age of 19 or so, to promote continued good health and a healthy immune system. In the case of your diet, you have limited calcium which helps maintain ...

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What recommendations are there for prevention of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis? A discussion on what can be done by diet to improve health and protect against such diseases.

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