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The Resource Weight management : state of the science and opportunities for military programs, Subcommittee on Military Weight Management, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Weight management : state of the science and opportunities for military programs, Subcommittee on Military Weight Management, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

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Weight management : state of the science and opportunities for military programs
Title
Weight management
Title remainder
state of the science and opportunities for military programs
Statement of responsibility
Subcommittee on Military Weight Management, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
UUS
NLM call number
  • 2004 B-945
  • WD 210
NLM item number
W4197 2003
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Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
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  • Obesity
  • Military Medicine
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Physical Fitness
  • United States
Summary expansion
The primary purpose of fitness and body composition standards in the U.S. Armed Forces has always been to select individuals best suited to the physical demands of military service, based on the assumption that proper body weight and composition supports good health, physical fitness, and appropriate military appearance. The current epidemic of overweight and obesity in the United States affects the military services. The pool of available recruits is reduced because of failure to meet body composition standards for entry into the services and a high percentage of individuals exceeding military weight-for-height standards at the time of entry into the service leave the military before completing their term of enlistment. To aid in developing strategies for prevention and remediation of overweight in military personnel, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command requested the Committee on Military Nutrition Research to review the scientific evidence for: factors that influence body weight, optimal components of a weight loss and weight maintenance program, and the role of gender, age, and ethnicity in weight management
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Weight management : state of the science and opportunities for military programs, Subcommittee on Military Weight Management, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Executive summary -- 1. Background and context of the overweight problem -- 2. Military standards for fitness, weight, and body composition -- 3. Factors that influence body weight -- 4. Weight-loss and maintenance strategies -- 5. Response to the military's questions -- 6. Programmatic and research recommendations
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000270131
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unknown
Isbn
9780309526814
Lccn
2003111596
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000270131
Label
Weight management : state of the science and opportunities for military programs, Subcommittee on Military Weight Management, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Executive summary -- 1. Background and context of the overweight problem -- 2. Military standards for fitness, weight, and body composition -- 3. Factors that influence body weight -- 4. Weight-loss and maintenance strategies -- 5. Response to the military's questions -- 6. Programmatic and research recommendations
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000270131
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780309526814
Lccn
2003111596
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000270131

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