Lifestyle choices

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  • Telomeres, located at the ends of linear chromosomes, are essential for genome stability and integrity. Advances in telomere researches have linked telomere dysfunction with cellular aging and a number of age-related human diseases. Recent studies further expanded our knowledge of telomere functions - telomeres are shown to be important for microbial pathogen virulence and telomere proteins have important non-telomeric cellular functions.

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  • India offers a dynamic retail landscape, which is very attractive to the retail companies. It has the potential to become a strategic retail hub. Given the huge population of India, a burgeoning middle class, which is getting more and more affluent, and a changing lifestyle, it is a literal haven for retail companies. Retail spending in India has been growing at a double digit figure. It is estimated1 that Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) stands at Rs. 26,07,584 crores in 2007–2008 as compared to the previous year when it was Rs. 23,12,105 crores.

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  • There are a myriad number of different types of risks that, as individuals, we face every day that impact human health. Exposure to hazards can result from the natural and build environments with modulation of this exposure due to other factors such as our biology (eg. genetics, age, gender and comorbid conditions) and social interactions (eg. lifestyle choices and our level of risk acceptance). A broad population health approach includes determinants of health, this is the collective label given to factors and conditions that are thought to have an influence on health.

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  • Breast cancer remains the most feared disease of all women, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or culture. The causes of breast cancer remain a mystery, with a few exceptions. About 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no known risk factors. This implies that there are risk factors that haven’t yet been identified. Doctors are beginning to identify lifestyle choices that can influence our cancer risk. These lifestyle choices include diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol, and many other factors. We have control over how we nourish our bodies.

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  • Vegetables and fruits are rich sources of antioxidants. There is good evidence that eating a diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruits is healthy, and official U.S. Government policy urges people to eat more of these foods. Research has shown that people who eat more vegetables and fruits have lower risks of several diseases; however, it is not clear whether these results are related to the amount of antioxidants in vegetables and fruits, to other components of these foods, to other factors in people’s diets, or to other lifestyle choices....

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  • Chapter 2 - Well‐being of the paramedic. In this chapter, students will be able to understand: Describe components of wellness and associated benefits; discuss the paramedic’s role in promoting wellness; outline the benefits of specific lifestyle choices that promote wellness, including proper nutrition, weight control, exercise, sleep, smoking cessation;...and other contents.

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  • Developing kidney failure means you have some decisions to make about your treatment. You may choose to forgo treatment. If you choose to receive treatment, your choices include hemodialysis, which requires a machine used to filter your blood outside your body; peritoneal dialysis, which uses the lining of your belly to filter your blood inside the body; and kidney transplantation, in which a new kidney is placed in your body. Each treatment has advantages and disadvantages.

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  • Among seniors, food choice and related activities are affected by health status, biological changes wrought by aging and functional abilities, which are mediated in the larger arena by familial, social and economic factors. Determinants of healthy eating stem from individual and collective factors. Individual components include age, sex, education, physiological and health issues, psychological attributes, lifestyle practices, and knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, in addition to other universal dietary determinants such as income, social status and culture.

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  • Because of the three­part process used to develop and communicate the 2005 Dietary Guidelines, this publication and the report of the DGAC differ in scope and purpose compared to reports for previous versions of the Guidelines. The 2005 DGAC report is a detailed scientific analysis that identifies key issues such as energy balance, the conse­ quences of a sedentary lifestyle, and the need to emphasize certain food choices to address nutrition issues for the American public.

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  • Good nutrition is vital to good health and is absolutely essential for the healthy growth and development of  children and adolescents. Major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States are related to poor diet and  a sedentary lifestyle. Specific diseases and conditions linked to poor diet include cardiovascular disease, hyper­ tension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, overweight and obesity, osteoporosis, constipation, diverticular disease, iron deficiency anemia, oral disease, malnutrition, and some cancers.

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  • A lot of focus has been put on lifestyle changes since the last prevention policy paper was published. Key objectives have been defined with ambitious targets to reduce smoking, the harmful use of alcohol, overweight, diabetes and depression. There is, of course, a reason for this: there is a close relationship between today’s major chronic diseases and people’s behaviour. The focus on lifestyle and health promotion is therefore an obvious consequence of disease prevention. But lifestyle changes are not easy to make.

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  • Health-promoting activities usually contribute to the prevention of a variety of diseases as well as enhancing a positive feeling of health and vitality. They consist of nonmedical interventions, such as changes in lifestyle, nutrition, and the environment. Such activities may require structural improvements in society to enable the majority of people to take part in them. Structural improvements imply societal changes that make healthful choices easier.

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