Many people are drawn to dieting out of a desire for weight loss and improving their physical appearance. However, eating for health is not simply about looking thinner. Unhealthy eating, coupled with other bad lifestyle habits, is estimated to cause 80% of all cases of heart disease and 90% of type 2 diabetes. Blood pressure, cholesterol , and our risk for cancer are affected as well.
Take the following survey to assess the health of your diet and whether your eating habits will help prevent serious long-term health complications.
Before starting the assessment,you should gather the following information, if you have it:
You can still benefit from this assessment, however, even if you don't have this information.
|Reviewed By:||David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine,Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.|
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