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9. Nutrition and eating patterns Volume 15 Issue 2

Michael Giffin, Louisa Jorm, Lee Taylor, Margaret Thomas

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Michael Giffin

Louisa Jorm

Lee Taylor

Margaret Thomas


Good nutrition is a major factor affecting not only an individual’s growth and development but also general physical and mental health and quality of life. Poor nutrition is a well-established risk factor for development of chronic and life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease (including coronary heart disease and stroke), some cancers, and type 2 diabetes.