At the basis of non-communicable diseases are common, preventable risk factors. These factors are tobacco addict, inactivity, unhealthy nutrition and harmful alcohol use. These behaviors cause four important metabolic/physiological changes. And the changes are high blood pressure, overweight/obesity, hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia. The major non-communicable disease risk factor in the world in relation with the deaths is high blood pressure (13% of deaths depends on this in the whole world); followed by tobacco use (9%), high blood sugar (6%), inactivity (6%) and overweight / obesity (5%).
Obesity is known to cause diseases such as diabetes, high blood lipids, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, coronary failure, cardiac dysrhythmia, sleep apnea and some cancers and shortens the life span. Today, it is known that chronic diseases related to nutrition are the main cause of 60% of deaths and 46% of diseases. Considering that one third of the total deaths in the world are due to cardiovascular diseases closely linked to nutrition, the importance of the subject is better understood.
It is necessary to eat healthy to live healthy. Healthy and diverse nutritional style can maintain body weight and health and thus provide prevention of diseases such as heart diseases, stroke, diabetes and bone weakening.
Because of the reasons described above, our association has taken the action to increase awareness for healthy nutrition of society in order to fight against non-communicable diseases. The aim of the Nutrition Standards Project, which we have started towards the correct consumption of fiber foods, is to prepare viral, impressive and non-didactic awareness videos and to effectively transmit these videos to the target group.
You can find the information on Raising Nutritional Standards and Fiber Foods Vision Notice here.