How to Reduce the Risk of Nutritional Diseases

Published December 21, 2005

The United States is experiencing an epidemic of diseases related to poor nutrition. Rates of heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes, and obesity are all rising rapidly. No changes to public policy are likely to control or reduce spending on medical care so long as this epidemic continues.

In this column, launched in the April 2005 issue of Health Care News, public health scientists Alice and Fred Ottoboni have described simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce the risk of modern nutritional diseases and, at the same itme, improve one’s health and sense of well-being. These suggestions are taken from the Ottoboni’s 2002 book, The Modern Nutritional Diseases and How to Prevent Them (Vincente Books Inc., [email protected], ISBN 0-915241-03-X) and appear here with the authors’ permission.

Quick links to each column in the nine-part series appear below.

April 2005 – How to Embark on and Implement a Preventative Program

May 2005 – Calculate Your Body Mass Index and Review Your Current Food Habits

June 2005 – Review Your Current Food Habits (continued) and Plan a Healthful Diet

August 2005 – Review Nutritional Supplements and Supplement Your Diet

September 2005 – Review Your Use of Drugs and Get Beyond Nutrition

October 2005 – Read, Learn, and Build a Small Reference Library

November 2005 – Continue Building Your Reference Library

December 2005 – Conclusion