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Diet and Health Conditions

      In a study assessing the trends of the global burden of diseases in the United States from 1990 to 2016, poor diet was found to be the leading cause of death.
      • Mokdad AH
      • Ballestros K
      • et al.
      US Burden of Disease Collaborators
      The state of US health, 1990–2016: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors among US states.
      Nutrition is intimately tied to the prevention, management, and treatment of health conditions, and it is essential that consumers can access trustworthy information regarding their health. The government Web site, www.nutrition.gov, is sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide credible information to consumers about nutrition, healthy eating, and physical activity.

      US Department of Agriculture. About us. https://www.nutrition.gov/about-us. Accessed June 5, 2019.

      The About Us section states that the Web site is regularly updated by registered dietitian staff from various agencies, including the National Agricultural Library's Food and Nutrition Information Center, Agricultural Research Service, and the USDA.

      US Department of Agriculture. About us. https://www.nutrition.gov/about-us. Accessed June 5, 2019.

      In addition, the Web site receives guidance from content experts and is funded by the USDA's Research, Education, and Economics mission area.

      US Department of Agriculture. About us. https://www.nutrition.gov/about-us. Accessed June 5, 2019.

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      References

        • Mokdad AH
        • Ballestros K
        • et al.
        • US Burden of Disease Collaborators
        The state of US health, 1990–2016: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors among US states.
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