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Substances obtained from food and used in the body to promote growth, maintenance, and repair
Relationship between diet and the leading causes of death
Leading causes of death are chronic diseases (instead of infectious diseases), all of which have dietary components
Calorie or nutrient overconsumption severe enough to cause disease or increased risk of disease; form of malnutrition
Chronic disease characterized by deterioration of the body organs as a result of misuse and neglect
Healthy People 2020
National health promotion and disease prevention agenda for 2010 to 2020; goals focus on risk reduction, and specifies targets for nutrient and food intake
Factors affecting food choices
Positive associations (social gatherings, celebrations)
Psychological needs (cravings)
Availability (stores nearby)
Income and food prices
Convenience (what is fast, ready-to-eat)
Advertising and the media (commercials, news)
Social and cultural factors
Group of people, such as a family, who depend on one another and share a set of norms, beliefs, values, and behaviors
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