Home > NUTRITION > Teens



Introduction Hyperlipidaemia is defined as either elevation of cholesterol or triglycerides in blood circulation. There are a few types of major cholesterol in human body including the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high- density lipoprotein). Hyperlipidaemia is dangerous to health. Increased level of LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides and low HDL …

Baca Selanjutnya >


Hiperlipidemia (Pemakanan Remaja yang Mengandungi Tinggi Lemak) Pengenalan Kandungan kolesterol dalam darah yang tinggi sangat merbahaya kepada kesihatan. Ia boleh menyebabkan sakit jantung, darah tinggi dan angin ahmar. Anda perlu memantau tahap kolesterol dalam darah. Ia boleh dilakukan di hospital yang berdekatan dengan tempat tinggal anda Tahap kolesterol darah saya …

Baca Selanjutnya >

Eating Disorders

What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are eating behaviours that endangers an individual’s physical and psychosocial health. They include : Anorexia Nervosa : Characteristics : Refusal to maintain at normal body weight for age and height, leading body weight less than 85% of expected weight. Having excessive fear of gaining …

Baca Selanjutnya >

Healthy Snacks

What is a healthy snack? Snacking can add vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to the diet. It fulfills both nutritional and social needs. Snacking time should always be fun and informal and a variety of foods should be incorporated. Purpose of snacking Snacking can add vitamins, minerals and other nutrients …

Baca Selanjutnya >

Fast Food

What are fast foods? Fast foods are usually purchased at an outlet featuring quick service and convenience. Can we consume fast foods? You can eat fast foods as part of a healthy diet. Choose wisely and limit your intake to twice a month because fast foods are usually high in …

Baca Selanjutnya >

Nutritional Deficiencies in Adolescents

Why is nutrition special to you? You are not only maturing physically but also psychosocially and cognitively. You are always exposed to inadequate intake due to: Irregular meals and snackings. Skipping meals. Eating away from home. Following alternative dietary patterns. Therefore, you are likely to obtain less essential micronutrients such …

Baca Selanjutnya >

Nutritional Requirement for Teens

Why is nutrition important to you? Healthy nutrition is important to: Support rapid growth. Be active. Sustain good health. Provide energy and nutrients to carry out normal daily activities. Develop sexual maturation (before menarche in girls and when secondary characteristics appear in boys). Provide extra energy more for boys (when …

Baca Selanjutnya >

Overweight & Obesity

Is overweight and obesity a problem among adolescents? Yes, it is: Rate of overweight and obese children is rapidly increasing. Studies show about 15% of children 12-19 years old are overweight and 15% are obese. It is higher among children from poorer families. Excessive weight is associated with higher risk …

Baca Selanjutnya >

Nutrition for the Underweight


What is underweight? If your BMI-for-age is 5th centile, you are underweight. You may be otherwise well but have a high metabolic rate. You may be underweight due to an eating disorder (anorexia/bulimia) or underlying medical disease (e.g. thyroid problem). How can you Increase your weight? Consult your doctor to …

Baca Selanjutnya >