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Unformatted text preview: There are no good or bad foods NUTR 202 Unit 2 Chronic diseases: slow-developing, long-lasting disease that are not contagious. They can be treated but not always cured. (ex. Heart disease, cancer) Diabetes: a disease characterized by abnormally high levels of blood glucose Stroke: the event that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain suddenly ruptures or becomes blocked, cutting off blood supply to a portion of the brain. Stroke is often associated with hardening of the arteries: in the brain. Osteoporosis: a condition in which bones become fragile and susceptible to fracture due to a loss of calcium and other minerals. Cirrhosis of the liver: degeneration of the liver, usually caused by excessive alcohol intake over a number of years Our bodies havent changed...
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