Nutrition, Health and Wellness

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There are numerous reasons to strive for good nutrition in an everyday diet in order to maximize overall health and wellness. Diet-related risk factors such as elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and overweight/obesity contribute to non-communicable diseases which are responsible for 63 percent of deaths worldwide and are projected to climb further, according to the World Health Organization1,2.

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References 

  1. World Health Organization. Cause-specific mortality: regional estimates for 2008. Geneva, 2011.
  2. World Health Organization. Causes of death 2008: data sources and methods. Geneva, 2011.