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Disease

Disease is an abnormal condition of a part, organ, or system of an


organism resulting from various causes such as infection, inflammation,
environmental factors, or genetic defect, and characterized by an identifiable
group of signs, symptoms, or both. Our society nowadays is targeted by
multiple diseases that are a cause of out diet and nutrition. Over the past
few years Strokes, Coronary heart disease and Diabetes were the major
causes for disabilities in the U.S. These diseases were never as prevalent as
they are today. These diseases are all preventable but unfortunately they
became more common nowadays because of our bad diet habits.
Diabetes is a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the
blood, or high blood glucose. Diabetes rates have risen along with obesity
rates over the past few years. Nowadays one in three Americans born in
2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Shockingly Type 2 diabetes in no
longer called adult onset diabetes because of its rising rates in children. By
2000, up to 46% of all newly diagnosed cases of childhood diabetes were
type 2. Nowadays Type 2 diabetes is very common; there are more than 3
million cases per year in the United States. Diabetes can be easily prevented
just by exercising and eating healthy but sadly our diet habits only includes
fast food.
Coronary heart disease is damage in the hearts major blood vessels.
Coronary heart disease became the leading cause of death for men and

women in the United States. There are more than 3 million cases of Coronary
heart disease per year in the United States. This disease leads to a chest
pain and can end up with a heart attack. Coronary heart disease mainly
targets people starting from 19 to 60 years old and older. Unfortunately
Coronary heart disease cant be cured, however it can be managed. The
major treatment for Coronary heart disease is changing the lifestyle and
living a healthier life. This disease can also be prevented easy just by
exercising and eating healthy.
Stroke is damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply.
Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term, disability in the U.S. It is
also the third leading cause of death in the United States. One person dies
every 4 minutes from a stroke. Each year, approximately 795,000 people
suffer a stroke. Strokes cant be cured; they require emergency medical
attention because the condition can be fatal. Strokes can cause problems
that affect mobility, speech and memory. Strokes can be prevented by
exercising and living a healthy life.
Now the question is why do we let ourselves get to this level? Is a
burger worth years of suffering from diseases that cant be cured? All these
diseases mentioned above and more can be prevented just by exercising,
eating healthy and monitoring our intakes. Its time to raise awareness in the
United States. Thousands of lives are lost yearly because of their bad diet
choices.

Work Cited
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2. Mayo, Clinic Staff. "Coronary Artery Disease." Definition. N.p., 12 Apr.
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3. Mayo, Clinic Staff. "Type 2 Diabetes." Definition. N.p., 24 July 14. Web.
08 Mar. 2015. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2diabetes/basics/definition/con-20031902?
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