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Conclusion

Current programs that subsidize feed grains or provide direct subsidies and other supports for meat or dairy production are at odds with federal health recommendations. From a public health perspective, altering federal agricultural policies is a key part of addressing the epidemics of obesity and poor health among Americans.

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Introduction

The Toll of Chronic Diseases

Dietary Trends and Chronic Disease

Government Support for Unhealthful Foods

Agricultural Policies Versus Health Policies

Evaluating the Impact of Government Policy on Consumption

Conclusion and References

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