Week 1, DQ1 - autism affects one in 150. In fact,...

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Week 1, DQ1 Do you think that disease is caused more by heredity or by environmental factors? Disease can be defined as a dysfunction in one’s cellular and/or bodily systems. About 90% of chronic diseases are not inherited, but rather a result from environmental damage to our cells or cellular processes. Diseases like diabetes, atherosclerosis, and some cancers are attributed to one’s nutrition. Proper nutrition is a critical component for protection from many diseases. To further dispel the myth that most diseases are hereditary, currently, the number one reason for emergency room visits is asthma. One in three babies will develop diabetes at one point in their life. Pre-1990, autism was found in one out of every 10,000. Nowadays,
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Unformatted text preview: autism affects one in 150. In fact, environmental factors, such as poor nutrition, are the main cause for an alarming rate of children diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, and asthma. Only a few years ago, these diseases were normally diagnosed in older adults. The alarmingly increasing rate of diseases indicates that something has gone terribly wrong and this can be attributed environmental changes. Too many people are heavily reliant on pharmaceutical drugs, but little is said about the more than 100,000 annual deaths caused by these same drugs. Heart attacks are the number one cause of death in the U.S., a disease that can be minimized or even avoided with proper nutrition and exercise (Time Magazine, January 15, 2001)....
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2011 for the course NUTR 210 taught by Professor Mandrake during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Long Beach.

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