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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Summary for Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies 11e Chapter 11 Diet and Health Adequate nutrition is a key component in maintaining a healthy immune system to defend against infectious diseases. Both deficient and excessive nutrients can harm the immune system. The same diet and lifestyle risk factors may contribute to several degenerative diseases. A persons family history and laboratory test results can reveal strategies for disease prevention. Plaques of atherosclerosis trigger hypertension and abnormal blood clotting, leading to heart attacks or strokes. Major risk factors for CVD put forth by the National Cholesterol Education Program include age, gender, family history, high LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, and an atherogenic diet. Other potential risk factors are under investigation. Diet and exercise are key factors in supporting heart health. Dietary measures to lower LDL cholesterol include reducing intakes of saturated factors in supporting heart health....
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2011 for the course NTR 101 taught by Professor Hendry during the Spring '10 term at Holyoke CC.
- Spring '10