chronic disease

5 a Day Junk Food

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Great news – new research shows that children are getting their five a day! But wait – they’re not getting their essential five daily portions of fruit and veg, they’re getting five portions of junk food. The survey was carried out by the British Heart Foundation, who looked at the diet of two thousand 11 […]

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Fact File: Overweight and Obesity Risk

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Obesity: In Simple Terms Overweight and obesity are conditions that occur when excess body fat causes a person to become at risk for health problems. Overweight and obesity are key predictors of many other illnesses and chronic diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis. Overweight and obesity are caused primarily by poor […]

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Fact File: Cancer Risk

Cancer occurs when normal cells in the body keep growing when they’re meant to stop. They become renegades. As they grow, they form a growth, known as a tumour. Tumours can be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The cells of malignant tumours can spread to healthy tissue nearby as well as other parts of […]

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Fact File: Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease that occurs when the body can’t process sugars properly. During the initial stages of the illness, the body become “resistant” to insulin. Insulin is the hormone that helps the body to take sugar out of the blood. Without enough insulin, sugar builds […]

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Fact File: Heart Disease & Stroke Risk

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Heart disease is a general term used to describe a number of diseases affecting the heart and the blood vessels connected to it. As we all know, the heart is one of the most hard-working parts of our body, constantly pumping blood around our bodies. Any damage that happens to […]

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