Title: Physical Activity & Health: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition
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Chapter 15: Exercise Consumerism

Quackwatch is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. Founded by Dr. Stephen Barrett in 1969 as the Lehigh Valley Committee Against Health Fraud, it was incorporated in 1970. In 1997, it assumed its current name and began developing a worldwide network of volunteers and expert advisors.
Quackwatch
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.
Food and Drug Administration
The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic lives of most Americans. In fact, the agency has a long tradition of maintaining a competitive marketplace for both consumers and businesses. When the FTC was created in 1914, its purpose was to prevent unfair methods of competition in commerce as part of the battle to “bust the trusts.” Over the years, Congress passed additional laws giving the agency greater authority to police anticompetitive practices.
Federal Trade Commission
ACSM was established in 1954. Since then, our members have applied their knowledge, training and dedication in sports medicine and exercise science to promote healthier lifestyles for people around the globe.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
AAHPERD's mission is to promote and support creative and healthy lifestyles through high-quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance and sport, and to provide members with professional development opportunities that increase knowledge, improve skills, and encourage sound professional practices.
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD)
The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective physical activity. As America's Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research.
American Council on Exercise
The Health and Fitness Guide on WebMD gives you the resources, the little-known tricks and proven methods to help prevent boredom and hopelessness in your quest for good health. It is our goal to inform you of new developments in the health and fitness fields. 
Fitness News
Fitness Management Magazine, the magazine for professionals in adult physical fitness, founded in 1985, publishes 12 issues per year, plus an annual Products & Services Directory issue. Editorial content emphasizes preventive health care and management and is directed to owners, managers and program directors in adult physical fitness facilities.
Fitness World
Consumer Reports and ConsumerReports.org are published by Consumers Union, an expert, independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. To achieve this mission, we test, inform, and protect.
Consumer Reports
NCAHF is a private nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses upon health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems. Our positions are based upon the principles of science that underlie consumer protection law.
The National Council Against Health Fraud
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