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Women’s Health Lecture 2018 in Toronto, ON: Preventative Medicine through Diet

Last year, nearly $2.7 trillion on personal health care, a majority of which was attributable to preventable chronic health diseases. These costs have been increasing for the past ten years. Such preventable chronic diseases include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer. In addition to age-appropriate screening, vaccinations, exercise, and avoiding tobacco/alcohol; a healthy diet can help avert and manage many of these conditions.

In an ongoing effort to educate women on their health, BAPS Charities presented a health awareness lecture on how to prevent chronic diseases through diet on February 18, 2018 in Toronto, ON. Saumyata Patel spoke to the audience on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and complications of these diseases. Attendees also learned how modification of their diet (such as removal processed/refined or high trans-fat food, reduction of sodium/cholesterol and addition of more whole-foods) can decrease risk of developing obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Over 30 such lectures were presented across North America which helped participants understand the importance of diet modification to reduce risk of preventable chronic diseases.