The risk of
developing type 2 Diabetes is increased by being overweight /obese. This is
because individuals who are overweight /obese have added extra pressure on
their body’s ability to use insulin to efficiently regulate blood sugar levels
and partition nutrients. (12.6%)
Consume more sodium your kidneys
will hold onto water in an try to maintain the correct sodium balance in your
body. This causes an increase in the volume of your blood, which can turn into
hypertension (high blood pressure).
High blood pressure
is the major risk element for heart attacks and stroke. It also causes renal
diseases and blindness. Some dietary elements are linked to hypertension,
containing increase. (23.5%)
is generally caused by consuming more calories – particularly those
in fatty and sugary foods – than you burn off through physical
activity. The excess energy is stored by the body as fat. Obesity can also
affect your quality of life and lead to psychological problems, such as depression and low self-esteem. It
leads to diabetes, cancer, heart disease.
Consuming a high
level of saturated fat in your diet is linked to the growth of high cholesterol
levels, mainly the levels of “bad” cholesterol which is referred to as LDL (low
density lipoprotein) cholesterol. HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol is
often denoted to as ‘good’ cholesterol as it helps protect against the harmful
effects of ‘bad’ cholesterol. (10.5%)
Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious
condition that affects your physical and mental health. Drug and alcohol use
can both lead to and result from depression.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows
the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, and
chest tightness. Experience wheezing, coughing, chest tightness or
shortness of breath at work, you may have occupational asthma. People with this
condition usually work around chemical fumes, dust or other irritants in the
Cancer is a group of diseases containing abnormal growth of
cells. Many causes are lead to cancer. One of the major causes is poor
lifestyle choices — such as smoking and heavy alcohol use — can also damage
DNA and lead to cancer.
Chronic high blood pressure caused by high sodium intake puts
a toll on your heart and can result to:
-Heart failure: To pump blood against the increased pressure
in the blood vessels, your heart muscle thickens, the muscle can ultimately
become so thick that it cannot pump blood anyone- causing the heart to fail.
-Stroke: Due to thickening of the arteries.