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American Diabetes Association Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Dietetic Association The American Dietetic Association is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
American Heart Association Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money through Prevention
Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult reatment Panel III) Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III).
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) The DASH diet is physician-recommended for people with hypertension (high blood pressure) or prehypertension. The DASH diet eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension).
Dietary Guidelines for Americans The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities.
Institute of Medicine (IOM) The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.
Lowering Your Cholesterol with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) High blood cholesterol can affect anyone. It’s a serious condition that increases the risk for heart disease, the number one killer of Americans—women and men. The higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk.
MyPlate The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:
1. Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and
2. Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.
The Practical Guide, Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults.
RD411 RD411's philosophy is simple – the more successful each individual dietitian or health care professional is, the more efficient and successful the health care system is as a whole. This is a community site and we welcome submissions and ideas from all professional colleagues and practitioners. Our goal is to get you out of the office and back with patients or clients doing what you do best!
The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-7) This complete version of the updated guidelines for hypertension is written for the health care professional who wants to understand the science behind the new recommendations on high blood pressure. The JNC 7 Complete Report focuses on the new evidence, including a revised treatment algorithm, drug tables, and more. Get this for the health professional or researcher who needs to understand the full scope and significance of the new findings on high blood pressure.



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