PHS Publication No. Delahanty, M. Ruiz-Gutierezz, M. Dietary guidance focuses on reducing added sugars because foods high in added sugars often supply calories—as well as saturated fats and sodium—but few essential nutrients other than energy. Some polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential nutrients needed for healthy physiological function DGAC, Carroll, L. One serving is a medium piece of fruit, a half cup of chopped fruit, a half cup of chopped vegetables, or a cup of fresh greens. Lachin, G.
NCBI Bookshelf. Most of the goals of front-of-package rating systems and symbols are related to helping consumers make more nutritious food choices, given an environment in which the impact of diet on health is of increasing concern. In the United States, poor diet was once associated with undernutrition. Today it is more often associated with excess, particularly excesses in calories, saturated fats, trans fats, added sugars, and sodium DGAC, It has been estimated that poor diet quality and physical inactivity contributed to approximately As shown in Table , the three main causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, and stroke. All of these chronic diseases are made more likely by the presence of overweight and obesity. Brief overviews of these conditions and the overconsumption of dietary factors that contribute to them are provided below. While obesity is far from a new problem in our nation, its rise over recent decades and its subsequent impact on rates of chronic disease and premature death are of increasing public health priority.
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