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Nurs Times. 2005 Jan 4-10;101(1):30-1.

Understanding the importance to health of a balanced diet.

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University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Selly Oak Hospital.


Obesity is one of the fastest-developing public health problems. The general population needs to have a balanced, healthy diet as it provides the energy and nutrients required to survive and stay healthy. Combining a healthy diet with an active lifestyle has huge health benefits and helps reduce the risk of major health problems such as heart disease, cancer and obesity.

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