The Mayo Clinic provides some basic
facts on obesity as a personal health problem.
and Sports Medicine Center
The Mayo Clinic's Fitness and Sports
Medicine Center has good basic information about how
fitness and exercise can improve your health -- and
how to get started.
Loss and Control
The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney
Diseases supports research in these areas of public
health. Its Weight Loss and Control page links to fact
sheets on current hot topics and provides some interesting
Facts and Food Labels
This page from the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration offers guidelines on how to read
and use food labels.
Guidlines for Americans
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
updates its dietary guidelines for Americans every five
years. This page tells you what the guidelines currently
are, and how the government comes up with them. There
are also links to other federal agencies that focus
on health and nutrition.