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This module will cover the current state of obesity in the United States civilian and military population.  It will focus on several diseases associated with poor nutrition habits, sedentary lifestyle and being overweight and/or obese. You will learn and have a better understanding of what important nutrition is for both short and long term health.  Some of the common diseases that are related to nutrition and discussed in this chapter include diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and 2) cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia nervosas, the female athlete triad, and osteoporosis.