Funding for Nutrition Research is Insufficient


How Washington keeps America sick and fat

by Politico

What Americans eat is making us sick on a staggering scale, but judging by federal investment in nutrition research, Washington doesn’t seem to care.

Diet-related illnesses like obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are on the rise while heart disease remains the leading cause of death. Treating these intertwined epidemics is a top driver of ballooning U.S. health care costs.

But even in an increasingly health-conscious America, the federal government has devoted only a tiny fraction of its research dollars to nutrition, a level that has not kept pace with the worsening crisis of diet-related diseases. Studying the relationship between diet and health is such an afterthought that Washington doesn’t even bother tracking the total amount spent each year.

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  1. Do not eat fast food, do not drink carbonated drinks (they contain tons of sugar). Learn how to cook at home. Now there are so many recipes in YouTube, if you do not know how to cook. Cook natural dishes and cook soups. In my country, there have never been problems with weight, especially with children. Until drinks and fast food appeared (from your West). Overweight is licentiousness and disease. Being fat from eating is a very awkward and tragedy for personal life and health.

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