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Comparing the Old and New Food Pyramids


The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

Research has shown that as weight increases to reach the levels referred to as "overweight" and "obesity,"* the risks for the following conditions also increases:1

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
  • Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility)

*Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher; obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher.

Food Choices

What is the biggest reason that you eat junk food?

Food Choices
I eat what my friends eat: 0 votes (0%)
I like junk food better than healthy food: 0 votes (0%)
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I don't care about my weight: 0 votes (0%)
I don't eat junk food: 0 votes (0%)
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