Nearly everybody in society is conscious of their weight at one time or another. For some, it is a daily struggle that is dealt with for weeks, months, years and even decades. This translates into a great deal of time and energy dedicated to one's appearance and health. Issues about weight are commonly presented in the press using newspapers, television, radio and the internet.
Recent studies from Harvard School of Public Health indicate that the risks of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, are strongly related to the glycemic index of the overall diet.
Phelps' Calorie Count Contributes To Medal Count [August 16, 2008] Media reports have said that Olympic champion Michael Phelps consumes as many as 12,000 calories in a day. Sports dietician Caroline Mandel says that's not unusual for a competitive swimmer. She talks about the eating habits of athletes.
2007 NATIONAL PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION SUMMIT [June 20, 2008] The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host the 2007 National Prevention and Health Promotion Summit: Creating a Culture of Wellness.