If today's kids keep eating junk food will they be at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol?

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  • 8 months ago

    Eating a poor quality diet high in junk food is linked to a higher risk of obesity, depression, digestive issues, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and early death. 

    And as you might expect, frequency matters when it comes to the impact of junk food on your health.

    A review of studies on fast food and heart health found having fast food more than once a week was linked to a higher risk of obesity, while eating fast food more than twice a week was associated with a higher risk of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and death from coronary heart disease. 

    This is disturbing considering nearly half of western world adults eat fast food at least once a week. 

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Diabetes is genetic, not a result of the type of food you eat. However, Type 2 can be triggered by overweight (which, incidentally, can be caused by eating too much of healthy foods, too.)

    The point is to keep your weight within a health range, no matter what you are eating.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Of course. Without a doubt.

  • 8 months ago

    Most people are at risk for high blood pressure as they age, and with the typical American diet and how unhealthy it is these days, i'd say most will end up with high blood pressure. It's important to get treatment for that.

    These days more and more people are going low carb and eating whole healthy foods, and avoiding processed foods. So it's a start.

    Cholesterol -- if a person's cholesterol is high it doesn't mean a lot. the building block of every cell in our body is cholesterol. We need it to survive. And eating high cholesterol foods does not give us high cholesterol or make us "fat". What makes us fat are sugar/grains/processed foods. And this can cause heart disease.

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  • Shay
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Some people can eat junk food all their life and never develop any of those things.

    HOWEVER - with that being said - a poor diet can contribute to the complications of any of those conditions if they do develop.  

    BUT - DIET ALONE is not always the cause.  

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Yes. .

  • 8 months ago

    Yes, obviously.  

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