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Obesity

  • Because physician members of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) have expressed concern about the epidemic of obesity in this country, ISMS has compiled a list of resources that address proper nutrition and obesity prevention.

    ISMS advocates a "back to basics approach." Eating healthy and making exercise a part of any daily routine is a sound, time-tested approach to maintaining a healthy weight and decreasing one's risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In the current social atmosphere that seems to provide us with a different "miracle diet" every month, it is especially important to emphasize the physiological process of calorie consumption and calorie usage.

    Resources

    Resources for Addressing Adult Obesity

    Resources for Addressing Child and Teen Obesity

    For more information on the fight against obesity visit Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity or contact ISMS.



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