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Chapter 11 - Chapter 11: Nutrition and Disease Infectious...

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Chapter 11: Nutrition and Disease Infectious disease Immunity Vaccines and antibodies Degenerative disease (chronic disease) Genetics Medical history Lifestyle 1-heart disease 2-cancer 3-strokes 4-diabetes Nutrition and Immunity Before antibodies, the #1 cause of premature death in humans was bacteria Deficiencies and toxicities of many vitamin and minerals are associated with an impaired ability to fight disease. Poor Nutrition General decline in health Malnutrition Compromised immune system Impaired immunity Common disease become lethal Infectious Diseases Caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and other microbes. Transmitted from one person to another. Usually treated by antibodies and vaccines. Examples: tuberculosis, HIV, influenza. At most risk are: Hospital patients Homeless Elderly Infants Eating disordered HIV infected people very susceptible to infections and cancers Protein-Energy Malnutrition
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Major risk factors are: Genetics Age High fat diet Sedentary life style Smoking an chewing tobacco Excessive alcohol intake Minor risk factors are: Low complex carbohydrates Low fluoride intake High sugar intake Low vitamin and mineral intake High salt intake Environmental contaminants Degenerative Diseases Chronic, irreversible diseases Characterized by a degeneration of body organs Not a single cause, but suspected contributors. (risk factors) The #1 killer for decades
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