Proper nutrition is essential for a healthy, energized, properly functioning body. Obesity, which is characterized by having excessive body fat, is now a national epidemic; more than 1 in 3 women are obese. Eating disorders are abnormal eating habits that have serious health consequences. Some examples include: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. It is important to maintain a well-balanced diet, and exercise regularly to optimize your health.
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- Nutrition Consumer Fact Sheet
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