U.S Diet-related Chronic Diseases Incidence


Cardiovascular disease (Heart disease):

• 81.1 million Americans—37 percent of the 13 population—have cardiovascular disease.Major risk factors include high levels of blood cholesterol and other lipids, type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), metabolic syndrome, overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, and tobacco use.

• 16 percent of the U.S. adult population has high 14 total blood cholesterol.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure):

• 74.5 million Americans—34 percent of U.S. 15 adults—have hypertension.

• Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease.

• Dietary factors that increase blood pressure include excessive sodium and insufficient potassium intake, overweight and obesity, and excess alcohol consumption.

• 36 percent of American adults have prehypertension—blood pressure numbers that are higher than normal, but not yet in the 16 hypertension range.

Diabetes (High Blood Sugar):

• Nearly 24 million people—almost 11 percent of the population—ages 20 years and older have 17diabetes. The vast majority of cases are type 2 diabetes, which is heavily influenced by diet and physical activity.

• About 78 million Americans—35 percent of the U.S. adult population ages 20 years or 18older—have pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes (also called impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose) means that blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be called diabetes.


• Almost one in two men and women—approxi-mately 41 percent of the population—will be 19 diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.

• Dietary factors are associated with risk of some types of cancer, including breast (post-menopausal), endometrial, colon, kidney, mouth, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus.

Osteoporosis (Bone loss):

• One out of every two women and one in four men ages 50 years and older will have an 20 osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.

• About 85 to 90 percent of adult bone mass is acquired by the age of 18 in girls and the age 21of 20 in boys. Adequate nutrition and regular participation in physical activity are important factors in achieving and maintaining optimal bone mass.

Acknowledgments :

LivingNaturallyHealthy.com acknowledges the work of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acknowledge the work of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee whose recommendations formed the basis for this edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

Dietary Guidelines 2010

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, released on January 31, 2011, emphasize three major goals for Americans:

  • Balance calories with physical activity to manage weight
  • Consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood
  • Consume fewer foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 include 23 key recommendations for the general population and 6 additional key recommendations for specific population groups, such as pregnant women. The recommendations are intended to help people choose an overall healthy diet.

  • Balance calories with physical activity to manage weight:

People who are most successful at achieving and maintaining a healthy weight do so through continued attention to consuming only enough calories from foods and beverages to meet their needs and by being physically active. To curb the obesity epidemic and improve their health, many Americans must decrease the calories they consume and increase the calories they expend through physical activity.

  • Consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood:

Individuals should meet the following recommendations as part of a healthy eating pattern while staying within their calorie needs:

• Increase vegetable and fruit intake.

• Eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green

and red and orange vegetables and beans and peas.

• Consume at least half of all grains as whole

grains. Increase whole-grain intake by replacing

refined grains with whole grains.

• Increase intake of fat-free or low-fat milk and

milk products, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, or

fortified soy beverages.6

• Choose a variety of protein foods, which include

seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans and

peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds.

• Increase the amount and variety of seafood

consumed by choosing seafood in place of some

meat and poultry.

• Replace protein foods that are higher in solid

fats with choices that are lower in solid fats and

calories and/or are sources of oils.

• Use oils to replace solid fats where possible.

• Choose foods that provide more potassium,

dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D, which are

nutrients of concern in American diets. These

foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains,

and milk and milk products

  • Consume fewer foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains:

Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) and further

reduce intake to 1,500 mg among persons who are 51 and older and those of

any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic

kidney disease. The 1,500 mg recommendation applies to about half of the

U.S. population, including children, and the majority of adults.

• Consume less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fatty acids by

replacing them with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

• Consume less than 300 mg per day of dietary cholesterol.

• Keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible by limiting foods that

contain synthetic sources of trans fats, such as partially hydrogenated oils, and

by limiting other solid fats.

• Reduce the intake of calories from solid fats and added sugars.

• Limit the consumption of foods that contain refined grains, especially

refined grain foods that contain solid fats, added sugars, and sodium.

• If alcohol is consumed, it should be consumed in moderation—up to one drink

per day for women and two drinks per day for men—and only by adults of legal

drinking age

Acknowledgments :

LivingNaturallyHealthy.com acknowledges the work of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acknowledge the work of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee whose recommendations formed the basis for this edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Exercise and Postoperative Breathing Tips


-Sit upright(Fowler’s or semi-Fowler’s position)on the edge of a chair or bed, ensure that your feet are firmly placed on the floor or stool.
-Breath in gentle through your mouth.
-Breath out gently completely.
-Then take a deep breath(Inhale) through your mouth and nose, and hold your breath to the count of five.
-Exhale through your mouth and nose.

Expansion Breathing:
-Locate a comfortable upright position,with your knees slightly bent to decrease abdominal muscle tension and decrease discomfort.
-Place your hands on each side of your lower rib cage, just above your waist.
-Take a deep breath through your nose, expanding your lower rib cage outward using your shoulder muscles during inhalation.
-Exhale while first concentrating on moving your chest, then on moving your lower ribs inward, while forcing air out of your lung by gently squeezing the rib cage.

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