National Academy of Medicine

Actions to Improve Physical Activity Surveillance in the United States

Background Physical activity, which has been defined as “any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in energy e
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Clinical Perspectives on Obesity Treatment: Challenges, Gaps, and Promising Opportunities

Introduction In April 2017, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering
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Pediatricians Play Important Role in Decreasing Sugary Drink Intake in Young Children

Today’s children face serious health risks tied to poor nutrition. A recent study predicted that more than 50 perce
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Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Starts in Childhood

The importance of good nutrition practices on health and well-being has been recognized for thousands of years. One familiar quote attributed to
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Getting to Equity in Obesity Prevention: A New Framework

High obesity prevalence persists as a major issue for societies globally. Chronic overweight and obesity have high health, social, and economic c
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