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Question: Give an account of how poor diet and obesity can increase the chance of a person
developing coronary heart disease (CHD).

As biology, A grade, 38/40

Answer: Malnutrition is not limited to 3rd world countries, anyone who has a bad and unbalanced diet is suffering from malnutrition. The definition of a balanced diet is one that contains all the nutrients in the correct proportions and a energy intake that is the same as energy used. The most obvious effect of malnutrition in the U.K is obesity, this occurs when the energy intake is much greater than energy used. The energy left over is stored as fat making excess adipose tissue. The classification of obesity is a BMI over 30, BMI (body mass index) is worked out by dividing weight in kg by height in m². Obesity can have sever effects on the body organs as well as increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

On average a human heart beats 2.5 billion times from birth to the age of 80. Coronary heart disease (CHD) can stop that in seconds. CHD effects the blood vessels going to the heart muscles, ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Biology
  • Course: Biology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 94%
  • Words: 1764
  • Date submitted: April 11, 2013
  • Date written: March, 2010
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4653

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