Many people go on a diet to lose weight and to look and feel better. However, eating for health is not simply about looking thinner. Unhealthy eating, along with other bad lifestyle habits, is a major risk factor for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. An unhealthy diet can contribute to high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It can also increase the risk for certain cancers.
Take the following survey to assess the health of your diet and to see if your eating habits will help prevent serious long-term health problems.
Before starting the assessment, you should gather the following information, if you have it:
You can still benefit from this assessment even if you don't have this information.
|Reviewed By:||Emily Wax, RD, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.|
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