Ch 12: Basics of Personal Nutrition & Health Problems

About This Chapter

Use any computer or mobile device to access this chapter on personal nutrition and health problems. These simple lessons and self-assessments can be used to improve your own health/nutrition, and it can also benefit anyone who needs to review these topics for an upcoming exam.

Basics of Personal Nutrition & Health Problems - Chapter Summary

This collection of simple video lessons outlines the fundamentals of personal nutrition, as well as a variety of health-related problems. Work through the chapter at your own pace to review strategies of mitigating personal health risks and meeting nutritional needs. You'll also take a look at the effects of diseases, substance disorders, tobacco use and other heath issues. Studying this chapter can help you:

  • Identify major health problems in the U.S.
  • Determine your individual nutritional needs
  • Compare several communicable and noncommunicable diseases
  • Recognize the causes of substance use, abuse and dependence
  • Describe the impact of tobacco use on an individual's health
  • Explain how to alleviate the effects of health risk factors

You can access these lessons online or print out the word-for-word transcripts. The bite-sized nature of the lessons makes it easy to quickly review the material and take away important health concepts. Included in the chapter are short lessons quizzes, a chapter exam and an easy-to-use Ask the Expert feature.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: Basics of Personal Nutrition & Health Problems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Major Health Problems in the United States

1. Major Health Problems in the United States

Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.

Determining Your Nutritional Needs

2. Determining Your Nutritional Needs

This lesson will teach you about important terms involved in determining your nutritional needs, as well as about a tool that can help you use the latest nutritional science to figure these things out.

Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases: Definition & Examples

3. Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases: Definition & Examples

A disease is a condition in the body that disrupts normal functions. Why are some diseases contagious while others aren't? This lesson discusses the difference between communicable and noncommunicable diseases.

Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

4. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Tobacco Use & Health

5. Tobacco Use & Health

Tobacco contains an addictive chemical called nicotine. Nicotine is why it is so hard to stop using tobacco once you start. Learn how smoking or chewing tobacco causes diseases, affects your breathing and even causes bad breath and yellow teeth.

Mitigating the Effects of Personal Health Risk Factors

6. Mitigating the Effects of Personal Health Risk Factors

There are several personal health risk factors that can increase your chances of serious health issues. This lesson takes a look at some common risk factors that can be addressed before they become much larger problems.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
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