Risk Factors

Risk Factors and Diet-Related Diseases

In the Western world, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer are the most commonly-occuring diseases. Many diseases have proven a connection between these diseases and a person's nutrition. It has also been proven that nutrition is also connection to almost all risk factors that can be changed, such as fat profile and blood pressure.

Saturated fat, trans fat, empty calories and sodium increase a person's risk of getting sick. Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish containing omega 3 fatty acids all reduce a person's risk of illness. Therefore, a person's nutrition should relate to all risk factors and nutritional approaches that have proven to be influential in preventing diseases.

Click on one of the links below for more information about a specific disease and the risk factors.