Diet related health problems

  • Obesity: This is caused by eating too much, especially foods high in fat and sugar, and not exercising enough. It can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: This is often linked to obesity and can lead to serious complications such as blindness and kidney failure.
  • Cardiovascular diseases: These include heart disease and stroke. High consumption of saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol can raise blood cholesterol levels, leading to cardiovascular diseases.
  • Osteoporosis: This is a bone disease that can lead to an increased risk of fractures. Calcium and vitamin D deficiency can lead to low bone mass and osteoporosis.
  • Anaemia: Caused by iron deficiency, it is a condition in which the blood doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells.
  • Dental problems: Consuming too much sugar, especially in fizzy drinks, can cause tooth decay and other dental problems.
  • Eating disorders: Conditions such as anorexia and bulimia are serious mental health problems. They involve an unhealthy relationship with food that can take over a person’s life and make them very ill.

Remember, all these conditions can largely be prevented with a balanced diet and regular physical activity. Aim to eat a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consume the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.