Eating to excess

It is important to know the energy requirements of your body with respect to your gender, age and level of activity. Excess energy consumed in food can be stored as fat which could result in obesity. This could lead to a number of related health problems.

The different components in food cause different problems if eaten in excess.

Excess sugarExcess fatExcess salt (sodium)
ObesityObesityHigh blood pressure
Type 2 diabetesHeart disease
Tooth decayCirculatory disease
Diagram of a heart with the left and right coronary arteries labelled. A zoomed section shows plaque building up on the walls of the left coronary artery.
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