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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 Publisher's Description

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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides science-based advice to promote health and to reduce risk for major chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. Major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States are related to poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Some specific diseases linked to poor diet and physical inactivity include cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and certain cancers.

Combined with physical activity, following a diet that does not provide excess calories according to the recommendations in this document should enhance the health of most individuals.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Table of Contents

Message From The Secretaries

Acknowledgements

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 Background and Purpose of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Chapter 2 Adequate Nutrients Within Calorie Needs

Chapter 3 Weight Management

Chapter 4 Physical Activity

Chapter 5 Food Groups To Encourage

Chapter 6 Fats

Chapter 7 Carbohydrates

Chapter 8 Sodium and Potassium

Chapter 9 Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 10 Food Safety

Appendix A Eating Patterns

Appendix B Food Sources of Selected Nutrients

Appendix C Glossary of Terms

Appendix D Acronyms

 

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