Is the Western diet killing us slowly? Join us in conversation with Dr. Charles Platkin

“Obesity-related diseases, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer — it’s really about diet…and it has a big impact,” she says. said Dr. Charles Platkin, founder and executive director of the Food as Medicine Center and distinguished lecturer at the Hunger College NYC Food Policy Center.

One in three adults [in the US] overweight, more than two in five adults are obese, and one in 11 adults are obese,And this will likely get worse before it gets better due to the lifestyle and dietary changes many Americans have made during the pandemic.

He explained during a FoodNavigator-USA program recently Futuristic protection The digital summit of the food systemIt is now available for free upon request Register hereAnd theThat many Americans have become more sedentary after adopting a work-from-home or hybrid work schedule during and after the pandemic.

But many haven’t changed their diets accordingly — instead continuing to rely on the convenience, processed or ultra-processed foods they relied on when they had fast, on-the-go lifestyles before the pandemic.

At the same time during the pandemic, Americans became more aware of how diet affects their health and many began to look for products that could boost their immunity or support their wellness — leading to a flurry of marketing efforts by the food industry that Platkin and his colleagues argued could do more harm than good. Which is useful in studying Food as Medicine: How Food and Diet Affect Disease Treatment and Disease ManagementAnd thePublished by the Center for Food as Medicine and the Center for Food Policy at Hunter College, New York.

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