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More action needed to improve Nutrition in the U.S. as it is creating medical problems

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:48 PM

This is a great article that talks about how modern medicine is struggling with issues that are at their core a failure of Nutrition.  Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research had some interesting statistics:  

"Currently in the United States, half of the U.S. population is pre-diabetic, or has type 2 diabetes," Booker continued. "In 1960, approximately 3% of the U.S. population was obese. Today, more than 40% of Americans are obese and more than 70% of Americans are either obese or overweight."

"…Americans are overfed but undernourished and are seeing these staggering rates of disease and early death."

But perhaps the most alarming admittion is that, "nearly one-third of federal spending is now going to healthcare…” with 80% of that going for the, "Treatment of preventable diseases, many of which are caused by poor diets.”  In our blog post on Nutrition Coaching I go over how that is a great way of helping to implement health and lifestyle changes that lead to better overall health.

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