Document Detail

'So few fat ones grow old': diet, health, and virtue in the golden age of rising life expectancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21962488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Life expectancy and chronic disease rates both rose dramatically in the United States during the first third of the twentieth century. As a result of this concurrence, Americans in this era increasingly thought about things they could do to extend their own lives, especially eating less, exercising more, and limiting stress, all factors thought to reduce chronic disease. New recognition of the correlation between daily physical habits and long lives made longevity look like a sign of virtue. At the same time, amidst discussions about the relationship between individual longevity and national vitality, this correlation also contributed to Americans' moralization of diet, exercise, and emotional self-control.
Helen Zoe Veit
Related Documents :
23290938 - Physical exercise down-regulated locomotor side effects induced by haloperidol treatmen...
18389368 - Predictors of follow-up exercise behavior 6 months after a randomized trial of exercise...
16929468 - Using the theory of planned behavior to understand the determinants of exercise intenti...
15640718 - There is more to stages of exercise than just exercise.
1470228 - Cardiac effects of r 79595 and its isomers (r 80122 and r 80123) in an acute heart fail...
18796968 - Comparison of three methods of assessing strength imbalances at the knee.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endeavour     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-1929     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375037     Medline TA:  Endeavour     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Michigan State University, History, 301 Morrill Hall, East Lansing, MI, United States.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Amundsen, Nansen, and the question of science: dramatizing historical research on the polar heroic.
Next Document:  Using the fluorescence decay of 2-aminopurine to investigate conformational change in the recognitio...