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Issues & Disorders Related to Nutrition - Chapter Summary
Although food and nutrition are essential to our survival, they are not exempt from certain disorders, ailments and issues. In this resourceful and descriptive study guide chapter, instructors will discuss the various types of issues and disorders related to nutrition. Some of the topics presented in these lessons include:
- Eating disorders
- Food allergies and intolerance
- Causes of malnutrition and what regions are most affected
- Definition of food insecurity and measures that can be used to prevent it
At the end of each lesson, you'll be offered the opportunity to take a short multiple-choice quiz that will allow you to gauge your understanding of the material. You can use the results of this assessment to identify any areas you may need to review before moving on to the next section. The more comprehensive chapter exam will test your comprehension of multiple topics discussed throughout the chapter. You also have the option of printing out the quiz worksheets and all transcripts for video lessons to continue studying offline.
1. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types
Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.
2. Food Allergies & Food Intolerance: Types & Symptoms
A food allergy and a food intolerance can cause some of the same symptoms. However, food allergies tend to be more severe and can be life-threatening. Learn about types of food allergies and intolerances and their symptoms.
3. Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions
Have you ever thought about your diet and whether or not you are getting the appropriate nutrients you need to remain healthy? In this lesson, we will describe the concept of malnutrition and explore the ways that people's diets can be unbalanced. We will also discuss regions of the world where malnutrition is prevalent and why.
4. What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts
Although every human on Earth has to eat to survive, the amount of food consumed varies a great deal by region. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of food insecurity and the issues that are causing it. We will also discuss prevention methods in place to try to combat food insecurity.
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