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Obesity:-disease, risk factor-adds to economic cost-epidemic among kids-overweight/obese as kid, will not lose weight as an adult-70% of adult population overweight/obese-17%-19% under the age of 19 overweight/obesePast: 60% overweight/obese Present: 70% overweight/obese-40% OW -32% OW-20% OB -38% OBbmi (body mass index): ratio of height to weight-not the most accurate-can have a high “unhealthy” bmi but have low fat percentage due to extreme musclemass, this would still be a healthy person, not obese/overweightnormal bmi: 18-24.9overweight bmi: 25-29.9obese bmi: 30 or higherextremely obese bmi: 35 or higher-other factors also are considered when determining bmi-waist measurement (for overweight):-female: 30 in. or more-male: 35 in. or more-family history, genetics, ect. are also consideredChapter One: Nutrition: Everyday Choices-science of foods and nutrients and how they effect health and relate to disease-incorporates many other sciences-evidence based science-uses scientific methodNutrients: 6 categories-provide energy, structure and regulate body processes-protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, water-protein, carbs, and fats are macronutrients (provide energy, also know as calories)-calories are the body’s fuel-vitamins, minerals, and water are micronutrientsessential nutrients: must be consumed, body does not producenon-essential nutrients: not essential to consume, produced by bodynutrient density: the most amount of nutrients with the least amount of calorieshigh nutrient density: high nutrient per calorieex: vegetables, fruits, whole-grainslow nutrient density: low nutrient per calorieex: cake, sugary drinks, French friessoda: 120 calories (sugar goes to carbs)-Is drinking soda the most “bang for your buck” (in terms of energy/nutrients) for consuming 120 calories?-How many are you drinking per day?-empty calories: calories where you do not gain substantial energy/nutrients from-you get nothing backex: sugar, alcoholbroccoli: “more bang for buck”, protein, carb, fiber, potassium, folic acid, vit. C, vit. Acaloric density: -more/less volume of food for different types of calorie density-veg./fruits are low caloric density food, you can eat more for same caloric value-oil is a high caloric density food, you have to eat less for the same caloric valuefortified foods: deliberately have 1 or more added nutrients-FDA requires fortification/enrichment in some foods to prevent diseasephytochemicals: in foods from plantszoochemicals: in foods from animals-substances in foods with positive biological benefits-pigments in fruits/vegetables are where phytochemicals are-most antioxidants (protect cells)functional foods: provide benefits that go beyond their normal health qualitiesex: broccoli prevents cancer (phytonutrients)-functional foods MAY BE fortified foods but NOT ALL fortified foods are functional foods-sugar is addictive due to blood glucose response (high up and down, sugar high andcrash)-complex carbs, sugar gradually goes up and gradually comes down; “fuller longer”ex: oatmealdesigner foods/nutracenticals: functional foods with added nutrientsex: water with vitamins-vitamin A, E, D, and K are fat soluble (fat must be consumed with for vitamin to be absorbed)-vitamin C and B are water solubleCarbohydrates: cereals and grainsFats: bacon, eggs, butterProtein:-animal protein: high in saturated fat-complete protein: all amino acids-vegetable protein: rich in fiber and unsaturated fat, no cholesterol-incomplete protein (1 or more amino acids are missing)-ex: rice and beans combined have all amino acids (combined are a complete protein)nutrient functions: -provide energy (calories)-building blocks for structures (bones, hair, ect.)-regulate body processes (temp, pressure, ect.)Calorie: measure of energyProtein: 4 cal/gramCarb: 4 cal/gramFat: 9 cal/gramAlcohol: 7 cal/gramMalnutrition:Overnutrition: too much of a nutrient or nutrients or caloriesUndernutrition: too little of a nutrient or nutrients or

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