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 haven’t changed •...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course NUTR 202 taught by Professor Talley during the Summer '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Summer '08