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Disease States : Cardiovascular Disease

Year 12 Food Tech

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and death worldwide.1 Metabolic syndrome is becoming hyperendemic and is a multifactorial risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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The ‘you are what you eat’ connection between food consumption and health outcomes is so well-established it’s practically irrefutable. Search ‘diet and disease’ on PubMed (the go-to database for scientific research) and you’ll get over 150,000 results – and that’s just one search term. There’s robust evidence that a diet rich in fruit, veg, wholegrains, fish and nuts can dial down your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and stroke, while dietary villains like soft drinks and processed meat do the opposite. You can drill down further, and link specific nutrients to health outcomes – for instance, we know insufficient iron causes anaemia, zinc promotes immunity, while magnesium regulates blood pressure.

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Presenter: Jessica, Registered Dietitian Cholesterol Artery wall health Cholesterol numbers (lipid profile) How to improve your numbers Types of fat Eating for heart health Label reading

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Many epidemiological studies have indicated a protective role for a diet rich in fruits and vegetables against the development and progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD), one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide.

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Knowledge from populations who live long healthy lives provide important insights into the factors that contribute to good health as people age.