Reason For Learning
To explore the characteristics of lifestyle diseases and how they are influenced by poor lifestyle choices and genetics so that students are aware of the potential consequences of poor lifestyle choices and why being healthy is so important.
You will learn what a lifestyle disease is and the different types of diseases within the category, for example: type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (heart disease) and obesity. You will also gain an understanding of the characteristics of each disease and reasons why they occur so frequently in our modern society.
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