Tag: chronic disease

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Phytochemicals

“Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. Phytochemicals, sometimes referred to as phytonutrients, are compounds produced by the plant to aid in growth and defense against predators, bacteria and fungi, and environmental threats, such as UV light. Phytochemicals contribute to the health of the plant. When humans eat plant […]

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Staying Active with Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which food is not properly used to absorb energy, and results in high amounts of sugar in the blood. Fortunately, diabetes can be managed with proper nutrition, medication, and physical activity. Why is physical activity important? Lifestyle changes, such as physical activity, that moderately […]

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Preventing Chronic Disease with Activity

Physical activity is essential for good health. Conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis are all chronic diseases and are largely preventable, in part by keeping physically active. Here are some ways that physical activity has been shown to help prevent chronic disease: Physical activity can lower the […]