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Tools for understanding nutrition and health

PREVENTING CHRONIC DISEASE

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DIET, EXERCISE, AND PREVENTABLE DEATH


Diet and exercise are the leading cause of preventable death in the US.

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WEIGHT RELATED HEALTH RISKS


Assessing the impact of weight gain on cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

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BENEFITS OF A HIGH QUALITY DIET FOR BMI


Healthy diets have protective effects for people at a normal weight.

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THE ROI OF PREVENTABLE HEALTHCARE


The Urban Institute estimates a return of $5.6 for every $1 invested within 5 years.

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FOOD & WEIGHTLOSS

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HOW HAS THE AMERICAN DIET CHANGED OVER TIME?


The links between shifting diet and increasing obesity.

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DIET, EXERCISE, AND WEIGHT LOSS


Evidence suggests diet is the most important factor in regulating weight.

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PREVENTING CHRONIC DISEASE

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INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS ON NUTRITION


Breaking down the recommendations of 10 leading research institutions.

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EVIDENCE BASED NUTRITION


Nutrition research is slow and often conflicting but researchers have enough data to provide meaningful advice on major food categories.

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DO MACRONUTRIENT PROPORTIONS MATTER?


Forget low-fat, low-carb, high protein or other diets you’ve read about. The quality of macronutrients matters more than relative proportions.

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ASSESSING CARBOHYDRATE QUALITY


Pick whole grains over refined greats, avoid added sugars, and seek out fiber.

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UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT FATS


Research into saturated, trans, monounsaturated, Omega-6, and Omega-3 fats.

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CHOOSING PROTEINS IN YOUR DIET


The evidence behind selecting proteins in your diet.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF INGREDIENT QUALITY


Healthy diets emphasize whole foods that have gone through minimal processing.

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FINDING NUTRIENTS IN YOUR DIET


Supplemental vitamins are not as effective at disease prevention as whole foods.

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FOOD & LIVING WELL

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WHY DO WE BUY CERTAIN FOODS?


Evaluating the factors in a purchasing decision.

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DIET, QUALITY OF LIFE, AND HAPPINESS


Healthy eating helps you live longer and reduces risk of chronic disease.

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