Illnesses Quiz - Answers
Q1. The three main causes of death in the developed world?
A: Heart attack, stroke and cancer.
Q2. Percentage of cancer deaths in the UK due to potentially avoidable causes (like smoking, alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet etc)?
A: According to the British Journal of Cancer, roughly 50%. This means most people could probably halve their risk of dying of cancer by pursuing a healthy lifestyle and avoiding obvious risk factors.
Q3. Possible symptoms of diabetes?
A: All those listed are possible symptoms of diabetes ie tiredness, increased thirst, frequent urination, blurred eyesight and wounds taking a long time to heal. However, there could be other reasons for these symptoms. So see your doctor to find out what is causing them.
Q4. What can help prevent osteoporosis?
A: Each of the actions listed can help prevent osteoporosis ie eating enough calcium, sufficient vitamin D from natural sources, regular aerobic exercise, not smoking and limiting your alcohol intake. And most have other health benefits too.
Q5. Risk factors for heart attack?
A: All the points listed are risk factors for heart attack ie smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol and obesity. Fortunately a healthy diet and regular exercise can help reduce the risk with most of these.