Diseases of Affluence . LO: T o describe and explain the global spread of diseases of affluence To explain the consequences of these diseases. Disease of Affluence.
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To describe and explain the global spread of diseases of affluence
To explain the consequences of these diseases
List the factors that show the problem of obesity has increased over time
Why has the problem increased?
List what could be done about the problem
Obesity is a modern problem - statistics for it did not even exist 50 years ago.
Diabetes is a disease that is growing in prevalence in many countries, and over 200 million people worldwide suffer from it.
Like obesity, diabetes is related to diet and lifestyle, particularly in those countries where the changing diet has caused an increase in the number of cases.
Diabetes affects the body’s metabolism, and involves a problem with a hormone called insulin. It is a disease which can be partly managed by being careful over blood sugar monitoring and medication. With type 1 diabetes, a daily injection of insulin is required. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be dramatically reduced by keeping body weight below that of obesity, and avoiding particular types of food which are common in a more ‘western’ diet.