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Weighty Issues

by Barb Boose No Comments

Our out-of-whack eating and rising rates of obesity and chronic disease underscore the important role that health care providers, leaders and educators can play in counseling patients and creating programs that combat unhealthy fat. Members of the DMU community are responding.

BaconA diet for disaster?

At the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, 4,700 people packed the Varied Industries Building to celebrate that much-maligned yet even more-loved meat: bacon. Was that just good fried fun or a sign of our epically bad eating?

Wellness Kitchen CookingA big appetite for better eating

DMU is one of the few medical schools in the nation to offer its osteopathic medical students hands-on experiences in the kitchen. Another DMU course digs into food policies, marketing and distribution. Students eat up both options.

BellyIndividuals, nations bear increasing burden of obesity

Some might consider surgery a drastic solution to being overweight, but DMU alumnus Moses Shieh and many others consider obesity a drastic problem that merits it.

Web extra: Students sink their teeth into health cooking

Watch DMU’s healthy cooking class in action! DMU is one of the few medical schools in the nation to offer its osteopathic medical students hands-on experiences in the kitchen. Find out why.

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