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Nutrition and Physical Activity



Chapter 1

Introduction, Summary, and Chapter Conclusions

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  • Introduction

  • Summary

  • Chapter Conclusions
    Chapter 2 : Historical Background, Terminology, Evolution
                    of Recommendations
    Chapter 3 : Physiologic Responses and Long-Term
                    Adaptations to Exercise
    Chapter 4 : The Effects of Physical Activity on Health
                    and Disease
    Chapter 5 : Patterns and Trends in Physical Activity
    Chapter 6 : Understanding and Promoting Physical Activity


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Historical Document: November 17, 1999

United States Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity