Chronic Disease Prevention Resources
SB 380 (Wright, Chapter 236, Statutes of 2011) required the Medical Board
of California (Board) to convene a working group of interested parties to discuss
nutrition and lifestyle behavior for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
The working group meeting was held July
2013. This bill also required the Board to periodically disseminate information
and educational material regarding the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
The purpose of this webpage is to provide a clearinghouse of information and resources
for physicians and consumers regarding chronic disease prevention through nutrition
and lifestyle behavior changes.
- How did the entire world get this fat this fast? A user-friendly look at the science
behind widespread weight increases experienced over the past 30 years. Learn where
this problem is headed and how to make meaningful changes.
- Find out why or why not. The jury is still out about whether e-cigarettes can help
people quit smoking, and/or whether they act as a gateway to smoking tobacco, especially
for teens. Concerns have been raised about chemicals used to flavor e-cigarettes
and serious injuries caused by exploding e-cigarettes.
- See why water is a healthier beverage choice than sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks,
sweetened teas and sugar-added juice drinks. Nearly half the added sugar (as opposed
to naturally-occurring sugars in fruits and milk) in U.S. diets comes from sugary
- More than one in three American adults has prediabetes, which can lead to type 2
diabetes, stroke and heart attack. Evaluate your risk with this simple test. If
you get a high score, ask your doctor for a blood test to check your blood sugar
levels. Prediabetes can often be reversed.
Healthy Living Archived Presentation Materials
Let us know what you think
Was this resource helpful? Please e-mail your comments and questions to the Board's
Public Information Officer, Susan Wolbarst.