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The American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association are all pleased with the recently released 2005 Dietary Guidelines. The claim the changes are all based on research evidence and should help people lower their risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The changes the are most impressed with is the recommendation for: increased consumption of fruit and vegetables and whole grains; reduced consumption of saturated fats and trans fatty acids; focusing on choosing foods with the required nutrients; focusing on calorie control and regular physical activity. Last year, the three major health organizations joined forces to raise the awareness of the importance of healthy eating, physical activity, weight control, stopping smoking and utilizing available recommended medical tests. The American Heart Association spent over $407 million in 2002-3 on research, professional and public education.
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About: Major health organizations pleased with newly released Dietary Guidelines
Date: 14 January 2005
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