Unlike people in many nations in the world, most Americans do not have to worry about getting enough food to eat. Rather, they need to worry about eating too much. With obesity reaching a level now described as "epidemic," and an aging population that will drive up the rates of various diseases and chronic health conditions, diet and exercise are more important than ever to the nation's health. Rising healthcare costs are also becoming a major public policy issue and this is likely to spur more efforts to improve the health of the nation's citizens. ... read more
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