Nutrition And Disease Report

Nutrition and Disease  Report  (25 pts.)

Students will select one of the following diseases for their written report:

  1. Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1  or Type 2)
  2. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  3. Cardiovascular Disease
  4. Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  5. Coronary Artery Disease
  6. Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke)
  7. Cancer (choose 1 specific kind – i.e. – breast, colon, liver, lung, cervical, skin, bone, etc.)
  8. any other disease with Instructor’s approval – submit an email request

Students will prepare a type- written paper (no restriction on length) in OUTLINE FORMAT to include the following:

  1. Name of disease
  2. Process of disease and organs affected
  3. Signs and symptoms of the disease
  4. Risk factors
  5. Number of cases per year
  6. Mortality/morbidity rates
  7. Factors that can be controlled with prevention measures, and those that cannot be controlled
  8. Preventative Measures (BE SPECIFIC!) –medications, exercise, and nutrition
  9. Early intervention methods
  10. Preventative medical care
  11. Alternative medicine methods (i.e. – meditation, herbal therapy, etc.)

Students will also be responsible for creating a visual aid (s) –  pictures, etc. to support their report. Creativity is highly encouraged!

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