Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law - University of Tulsa College of Law
Advertise:   ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

Health
Revised diet guidelines emphasize body weight


The Bush administration issued a revision of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines on Wednesday that urged Americans to maintain a healthy body weight.

Studies show that a majority of Americans are overweight or obese. This contributes to other health problems, particularly diabetes, which is epidemic in Indian Country.

The new guidelines, issued by the Health and Human Services Department and the Agriculture Department recommends eating many more fruits and vegetables, more low-fat milk, more whole grains and increasing exercise to as much as an hour and a half a day.

Get the Story:
Revised Diet Guidelines Urge Exercise (The Washington Post 1/13)
pwpwd
U.S. Diet Guide Puts Emphasis on Weight Loss (The New York Times 1/13)
pwnyt

Relevant Links:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans - http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines

Related Stories:
20 percent of Oklahoma Indians have diabetes (11/15)
Indian center in Salt Lake City fight youth obesity (11/09)
Gila River Indian Community struggles with diabetes (11/09)
Obesity blamed for rising health care costs (10/20)
Report urges fight against childhood obesity (10/01)
Kerry campaign promises Indian health care boost (09/29)
Report calls on U.S. to honor health care commitment (08/30)
'Just Move It' campaign targets diabetes among Natives (08/27)
Navajo racer promotes diabetes prevention (08/26)
IHS officials say Indians shortchanged billions (08/25)
National Indian Health Board holds conference (08/11)
Pember: Obesity threatening Indian Country (08/02)
Indian doctor dedicates life to combating diabetes (07/30)
Tribal centers participate in youth diabetes study (07/28)
Bush official pledges support for health care bill (07/22)
Medicare to allow some treatments for obesity (07/16)
Diabetes program reaches out to rural, elderly Navajos (06/07)
HHS says 41 million Americans at risk for diabetes (04/29)
Study documents urban Indian health disparities (04/21)
Diabetes and obesity ravage Native population (04/19)
Tribal colleges form network to combat diabetes (04/14)
Proposed boost in IHS budget rejected by Senate (03/12)
Surgeon General puts emphasis on prevention (02/05)