Our health is significantly influenced by the way we live our life. A health-conscious lifestyle, physical activity and a healthy diet will influence our health positively and can prevent disease.
Scientific studies have the opinion that over 70% of all diseases in the western industrial countries are related to nutrition and lifestyle. Especially malnutrition, lack of exercise and obesity play a major role next to consumption of alcohol and smoking.
However not only physical diseases can be related to diet. Also mental illnesses (Burnout, depression) can be influenced be diet.
There are numerous diseases, which are directly or indirectly related to nutrition. The following list gives a summary of the most common diet-related diseases in Europe and does not claim to be exhaustive.
- Diabetes mellitus
- Hyperlipoproteinaemia (increased levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and lipoproteins)
- Food intolerance
- Heart failure
- Coronary heart disease
- Myocardial infarction
- Cerebral haemorrhage or stroke
- Varicose veins
Diseases of the organs in the gastrointestinal tract
- Liver failure
- Fatty liver disease
- Liver cirrhosis
- Kidney failure
- Kidney stones
- Pancreatic insufficiency
- Morbus Crohn
- Coeliac disease
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Diseases of the skin
- Dental caries
Several neoplastic disease
General deficiency diseases (struma)
General diet-related disorders
- Insufficient immune system (Increased susceptibility for infections)
- Mental disorders