Nutrition: An Approach to Good Health and Disease Management


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting staggeringly high overweight and obesity statistics in the United States and the percentages continue to climb year after year. Complications from obesity and worsening of diseases associated with obesity are putting a financial burden on individuals, families and the nation. Increased costs are associated both directly with higher medical health consumption and expenditures and indirectly with associated sick time and absenteeism. Because of this escalation in obesity, including pediatric obesity, life expectancy for the younger generation is now lower than that of their parents, a phenomenon that has never before been reported. Analogous to obesity, the percentages of individuals struggling with eating disorders are also climbing. Unhealthy eating behaviors for the sake of weight loss including starvation, purging and laxative abuse are placing individuals at risk for osteoporosis, esophagitis, gastric rupture and cardiovascular and endocrine system complications, as well as death.
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Nutrition: An Approach to Good Health and Disease Management




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