Unformatted text preview: expectancy, promotes cardiovascular health, decreases obesity-related problems such as diabetes and respiratory problems, and decreases the risk of colon, breast, and reproductive system cancers. Poor Nutrition Research shows that bad eating habits contribute to health problems: • Chronic overeating increases the risk of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, respiratory problems, arthritis, and back problems. • Low-fiber diets and diets that increase serum cholesterol levels are linked to heart disease. • Eating too much salt may contribute to high blood pressure. • High-fat, low-fiber diets are linked to cancers of the colon, prostate, and breast. • A low-calcium diet may contribute to osteoporosis. Getting Medical Treatment Once people develop symptoms of illness, their behavior influences whether their health will improve or worsen. People’s behavior can have an impact at three different stages....
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