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How can I change my diet to reduce my risk of chronic diseases?

To change your diet to reduce your risk of chronic diseases you can follow the federal government's recommended dietary guidelines. You can start following the guidelines, which are designed to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, by:

  • following a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan
  • focusing on variety, nutrient density and amount
  • limiting calories from added sugars and saturated fats
  • reducing sodium intake
  • shifting to healthier food and beverage choices

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