Why Are Nutrition and Weight Status Important?
Diet and body weight can play an important role in many problems including the following:
- Overweight and obesity
- Iron-deficiency anemia
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Dyslipidemia (poor lipid profiles)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Oral disease
- Diverticular disease
- Some cancers
Losing weight helps reduce the risk of any of the above problems and potentially increase longevity.