Poor diets threaten US national security

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    Jul 21, 2020 6:20 PM GMT
    Well, this is interesting and look who's reporting!!!

    Poor diets threaten US national security — and it's serious

    Diet-related illnesses are a growing burden on the United States economy, worsening health disparities and impacting national security, according to a white paper published Monday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
    Poor nutrition is the leading cause of illnesses in the US, with unhealthy diets killing more than half a million people each year, a group of experts who have formed the Federal Nutrition Research Advisory Group wrote in the paper.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/20/health/us-poor-nutrition-illness-death-wellness/index.html
  • Element1313

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    Jul 26, 2020 12:08 AM GMT
    And the USDA food pyramid Is at the core of the problem.


    quote][cite]suckitup said[/cite]Well, this is interesting and look who's reporting!!!

    Poor diets threaten US national security — and it's serious

    Diet-related illnesses are a growing burden on the United States economy, worsening health disparities and impacting national security, according to a white paper published Monday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
    Poor nutrition is the leading cause of illnesses in the US, with unhealthy diets killing more than half a million people each year, a group of experts who have formed the Federal Nutrition Research Advisory Group wrote in the paper.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/20/health/us-poor-nutrition-illness-death-wellness/index.html[/quote]
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    Aug 04, 2020 1:13 AM GMT
    Get it....lol

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    Aug 04, 2020 4:43 AM GMT
    ^ LOL. That's a good one.

    People eat too damn much. Even if you ate junk food you need to limit your portions. And people are always snacking. Most people would really be so much better off if they only ate two meals a day. And no snacks in between.
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    Aug 05, 2020 4:13 AM GMT
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    Aug 19, 2020 10:40 PM GMT
    TropicalDelight saidEfziqcaUEAA2kR3?format=jpg&name=small
    This must be a grocery aisle in red republican Arizonaicon_cool.gif
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    Aug 20, 2020 12:35 AM GMT
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    TropicalDelight saidEfziqcaUEAA2kR3?format=jpg&name=small
    This must be a grocery aisle in red republican Arizonaicon_cool.gif


    Now, what you could have said to make it more sociable and less insulting
    to the Great State of Az. would simply say this is what most WALMART'S look
    like. Basically, true if you haven't been recently!

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    Aug 20, 2020 11:13 AM GMT
    TropicalDelight said
    roadbikeRob said
    TropicalDelight saidEfziqcaUEAA2kR3?format=jpg&name=small
    This must be a grocery aisle in red republican Arizonaicon_cool.gif


    Now, what you could have said to make it more sociable and less insulting
    to the Great State of Az. would simply say this is what most WALMART'S look
    like. Basically, true if you haven't been recently!

    I will never set foot into a Walmart, NEVERicon_exclaim.gif
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    Aug 20, 2020 11:55 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    I will never set foot into a Walmart, NEVERicon_exclaim.gif

    Nor will I. Last time was with a BF 15 years ago. Even though he was a millionaire, he shopped Walmart and Sam’s Club, and dragged me along. Well, in Fargo, North Dakota you don’t have many choices. Still, a horrible experience. They sell mostly cheap, crappy stuff, that I’d never buy. And the trashy people you encounter!

    http://www.peopleofwalmart.com
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    Aug 20, 2020 3:28 PM GMT
    As a teenager I recall when President John F. Kennedy (D) raised the alarm about US kids being out of shape. Naturally this was during the Cold War, when most of us boys were expected to wear a US military uniform at some point (rich kids like Donald Plump excluded, of course).

    And so there was a national focus on school sports, and nutrition. But that’s long gone away, and we’re a nation of out-of-shape fatties, worse than 1962. Who couldn’t fight our way out of a paper bag. Don’t expect Donald Plump to make that a priority, nor set an example. Putin would be pleased.

    Yeah, I’m outta shape myself at 71, for what it matters at this point in my life. But while I was in uniform I was a trim 147 for over 20 years, when it did matter.
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    Aug 20, 2020 9:10 PM GMT
    Dearest Hyacinth, it must be like sandpaper to your Psyche, that you weren't born rich or famous. Having had a daddy who was a shop keeper.
    Unlike President Trump, who was born rich and soon became famous, and someone who's done and achieved more in his life, than you ever will. Yet you've both ended up fat round old men. When was the last time you seen your wee penis dear?
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    Aug 21, 2020 12:32 PM GMT
    Twomen_inlove saidDearest Hyacinth, it must be like sandpaper to your Psyche, that you weren't born rich or famous. Having had a daddy who was a shop keeper.
    Unlike President Trump, who was born rich and soon became famous, and someone who's done and achieved more in his life, than you ever will. Yet you've both ended up fat round old men. When was the last time you seen your wee penis dear?



    Yes, We all need to keep President Trump's example in mind. He came to New York City years ago with nothing but 500 million in his pocket, and look at where he is today. An inspiration to us all.
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    Aug 25, 2020 7:07 PM GMT
    Very happy to report that, this True Blue Aussie, hasn't put on any weight to Covert19 shutdowns.

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    Aug 25, 2020 7:47 PM GMT
    Two_married_Men said
    Very happy to report that, this True Blue Aussie, hasn't put on any weight to Covert19 shutdowns.

    We thought you didn’t shut down?
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    Aug 25, 2020 9:39 PM GMT
    Sadly these American Fast food Family Restaurants, that now pollute the face of Father Earth. Have also continued to create American American obesity, around the world, and that isn't President J Trump's fault either.
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    Aug 25, 2020 10:03 PM GMT
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    Sadly these American Fast food Family Restaurants, that now pollute the face of Father Earth. Have also continued to create American American obesity, around the world, and that isn't President J Trump's fault either.

    Who is J Trump?

    But I asked you: Didn’t you claim to have not complied with any shutdown, or been subject to one? If so, why would weight gain due to those conditions even apply to you?

    If you’re not in shutdown/quarantine/isolation/whatever, how can you address the issues compared with those who have been so affected?
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    Aug 26, 2020 4:13 AM GMT
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    Two_married_Men said
    Very happy to report that, this True Blue Aussie, hasn't put on any weight to Covert19 shutdowns.

    We thought you didn’t shut down?

    Oh sista, just shows you know little to nothing about Australia, as I do America, after visiting so many times, and also having a substantial American investment portfolio. Making me a home owner in America.
    Dear Grammar Nazis are notorious for also being shallow, lacking any depth.
    Please remember: regardless of what people say about you, and your dubious past, that Jesus still loves you dear.

    But then I do have a life to live, to not be able to sit on RJ all day, as you do, Gay Bashing Mindedness.

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    None the less the state of Victoria, has been discussed here. None the less my husband and I, don't complain, and still in many ways my life still feels the same.
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    Aug 26, 2020 7:16 AM GMT
    No more treats for anyone!
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    Aug 26, 2020 8:26 AM GMT
    TropicalDelight saidNo more treats for anyone!

    Oh phoo, I've not put on any weight this year, and been well behaved too.
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    Aug 26, 2020 7:31 PM GMT
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    Ummm... not the 2 of us. We laugh at people paying Starbucks prices. We both hate the taste of Starbucks, anyway, and the silly “menu” you encounter. Who needs a menu for a cup of coffee? His own favorite coffee is... ready for it? Dunkin’ Donuts!

    And at home he uses Dunkin’ K-cups for our Keurig. Because we drink most coffee at home early in the morning. That I stockpile when K-cups are on sale, got about 60 cups on hand now, another sale tomorrow. So that his cost-per-cup is right around 50 cents. And he LOVES that coffee! Sure the Keurig machine cost something to buy, but that was about 4 years ago. The last one was going strong at 7 years, until I wanted newer features and gave it to our cleaning lady.

    And BTW, the K-cups are now recyclable, and go into our recycle bin. Only downside is that he doesn’t tip me when I make his coffee. I guess I’m not a very convincing barista. icon_sad.gif

    For myself coffee means nothing, just an occasional caffeine hit when I must be out early, not a morning routine. I just use instant (don’t gag), that I think I calculated at about 17 cents a cup, not counting the milk and sugar. So maybe 20 cents total.

    Reminding me of a silly New York reply from 60 years ago, when someone would be boasting of an accomplishment, or a possession, or whatever: “Yeah, dat and 25 cents will getcha a cuppa kawfee.” In our home it could still be true. But today's Starbucks version would be: “That and 7 dollars can get you a latté."
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    Aug 26, 2020 8:22 PM GMT
    National security as a motivation for better public health has been used before. President Eisenhower formed a national committee to study general fitness and propose solutions in the 1950s. It was the Cold War, and he recalled the poor shape of many WWII inductees. Of course, many of them still reflected the unhealthy conditions of the Great Depression, with subsistence living for some.

    But Eisenhower's committee really didn’t result in any action. And now in the more prosperous post-war years the problem was wasn’t traditional malnutrition, but eating TV dinners in front of TVs, the emergence of junk foods and the evolution of the couch potato, sugary breakfast cereals, drinks & candies, kids more likely to be driven around in cars instead of walk, many of the things we think about today as contemporary. Trust me, I grew up in that decade.

    President Kennedy came next, another WWII veteran, and he actively promoted a national fitness program for schools. It was actually rather sexist, mostly focused on boys, our future military fighters. That was the real goal. The girls did girly fluff stuff, more focused on figure than fighting, but the boys were expected to develop muscle & endurance. That goal broke down during the post-Vietnam years, the draft ended, as people wanted to forget the military.

    When I taught college physical fitness for 3 years, 1983-86, I was appalled at the deceptively poor condition of students in their late teens and early 20s. Deceptive because on the outside they LOOKED fit & trim. But when I objectively tested them for strength, and measured their BMI, as I did at the beginning of each new semester, most scored very poorly.

    Their muscles, especially the men, were riddled with fat, like a marbled steak. A “pinch test” confirmed it. No love handles or big bellies, they didn’t look fat, but the fat permeated their muscles. Some young men had body fat in the 20 percent range, greater than many women, whereas mine was below 10, in my mid-30s. Products of the American teenager lifestyle, and explained why they couldn’t perform.

    So this topic doesn’t surprise me. We’ve been here before. Where is our Kennedy to turn things around?
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    Aug 27, 2020 3:03 AM GMT
    The advantage price I pay for my morning coffee, is five dollar's, and I'm also happy to buy 1dozen freerange eggs, for five dollars too.