|Select 1 Chronic Disease and comment on your risk factors. Make sure to include dietary and non-dietary risk factors. Make sure to also include how you can change your diet and lifestyle to lower your risk. Be specific with your recommendations for improvement. If you are not at risk for any health issue, comment on why.
Type I or Type II Diabetes
The point of this assignment is for you to connect your genetics, lifestyle, and diet to overall health and chronic disease. There are many risk factors for every chronic disease that we can manage or modify. Make these changes and you can lower your RISK for getting a disease.
What should you write about?
Diet is high in fat, saturated fat, meat, low in fiber; you have a family history of heart disease; you are overweight – You may want to write about Heart Disease
You have a family history of Type I or Type II Diabetes – You may want to write about it.
Your diet is high in fat, saturated fat, low in fiber, low in fruits/vegetables; you have family members who have had cancer (any kind); you are overweight – You may want to write about Cancer.
Your diet is high in sodium, low in calcium, low in magnesium, low in potassium; you have family members how have high blood pressure – You may want to write about Hypertension
You are overweight or you have close family members who are overweight – You may want to write about Obesity. Be sure to address Type II Diabetes too.
Your calcium intake is low, you don’t exercise; you have family members (mother, grandmother, aunt) who have osteoporosis – You may want to write about Osteoporosis.