In developed countries, epidemics of overweight/ obesity, cardio-vascular disease and type 2 diabetes are shortening lives, decreasing quality of life, and harming economies. We recognize that poor dietary habits, lack of exercise, and tobacco use cause these diseases of affluence. We know that we should engage in a variety of exercises regularly and that we should avoid tobacco. However, nutrition researchers debate about what kind of diets will help us to avoid the common diet-related diseases. Short term weight loss can be achieved by fasting or a variety of diets that are either high or low in carbohydrates and either high or low in fat. However, the weight comes back in 1-5 years in most people and long-term weight control is elusive.
Using this app will allow you to input the foods you eat, the beverages you drink, your exercise habits, and use of tobacco. Based on these factors, this app will predict your long-term body mass index (BMI) and your risks of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The predictions are based on a statistical analysis of data on diet, lifestyle and health indices collected over decades from two large databases (Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, the World Health Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization). Consequently, the predictions your receive based on your own personal data entered will be evidence-based predictions of your long-term risks.
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