Good nutrition is a hard thing to fully reach, even though it is a goal for most people. Food has such an impact in our lives that many people take for granted. When nutrition is overlooked or mistreated several diseases can result. Some health problems resulting from poor nutrition include:
- Obesity- 34% of adults over 20 are obese. Obesity is a buildup of fat that is so significant it can affect other areas of ones health. For some there are imbalances that they can not fix that leads to obesity. For others it is the result of bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. The best treatment is thoughtful healthy eating and exercise.
- Anorexia- Up to 6 % of female adolescents are thought to suffer from anorexia. Of those with the disease 20 percent can die from it. It is classified as purposefully not eating for the purpose of weight loss. It is important for those with this disease to seek treatment because its results can be deadly. Treatment for this disease usually entails hospitalization to regain weight and severe therapy.
- Type 2 Diabetes- 10.7 percent of people 20 years and older have type 2 diabetes. This form of diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose due to insulin resistance. In most cases this means that too much sugar was consumed so the body’s ability to handle it all was overwhelmed. Thankfully this type of diabetes can be overcome primarily through proper diet and exercise.