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Are young adults following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

McDaniel, Jodi C. PhD, ANP; Belury, Martha A. PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000413484.90121.d8
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An analysis of lifestyle choices of Midwestern young adults suggests that this sector does not heed evidence-based guidelines for reducing risk of chronic diseases, which are the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Nurse practitioners who consistently promote the guidelines may improve long-term health in this subpopulation.

Jodi C. McDaniel is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.

Martha A. Belury is a professor at The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology in Columbus, Ohio.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.