Nutrition education an important element of disease prevention

March 2011
Patient Education Management;Mar2011, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p25
Academic Journal
A proper diet is an important component of overall good health and is a factor in the prevention of many diseases, such as certain cancers. Often, unhealthy diets lead to weight gain and chronic ailments, such as heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009, only Colorado and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity less than 20% of the population. In this issue of Patient Education Management, we look at nutrition education and how medical institutions may improve the health of the patient population served by teaching healthy diet practices.


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