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IELTS healthcare essay

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Despite advances in medicine and improved access to healthcare, the overall level of health is falling in many countries. Why is this happening and what can be done to solve this problem?

It is undoubtedly the case that medical science has improved dramatically in recent years. Unfortunately, however, this has not always led to an improvement in standards of health because of modern diets. Part of the solution to this problem must be to improve health education among the young.

The principal reason why general standards of health are decreasing is because young people in particular are not eating healthily enough. Indeed, many experts have established that the current obesity epidemic among the young is directly related to the rise in diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of ill-health nowadays. Most evidence suggests that  the diet of many youngsters is largely composed of convenience and junk foods that contain extremely high levels of sugar and harmful food additives. This diet, which lacks essential forms of nutrition such as vitamins, is the root of the problem and the cause of many health problems today.

The most effective method of addressing this problem is almost certainly to provide better health education in schools. The main reason for this is that young people need to be told at a young age what the long-term effects of a poor diet can be and the most effective forum for this is school. If, for example, a child has lessons on the need for a well-balanced diet in biology classes and does a research project on what types of food provide the best nutrition, then they will almost certainly learn healthy eating habits which will protect them later in life. This is a case where prevention is stronger than cure.

My conclusion is that while falling standards of general health caused by poor diets is a concern, the problem can solved if we prevent it at source by providing appropriate health education.

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