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Addressing childhood obesity also supports US military readiness (The Hill)

December 14, 2022 by Bill Frist

THE HILL | Our childhood obesity epidemic here in the U.S. is as concerning as it is well-documented.  It’s no secret that obesity trends have been on the rise for the last 20 years. In fact, in 2016, 18.5 percent of youth ages 2-19 were classified as obese. And it’s only getting worse.  The implications of these…

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Congress: Close the gap between funding for nutrition research and the toll diet-related disease takes on Americans (Stat)

December 2, 2022 by Bill Frist

STAT | You are what you eat. Every year, new scientific discoveries make clear that food is critical to health. In recent years, nutrition research trials have shown that a Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular disease; ultra-processed foods increase weight gain; omega-3 fatty acids improve IQ in preterm babies; cocoa prevents heart attacks; and vitamin D supplements do — well, almost nothing. But many…

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