Levin A.; Nutrition and Policy. 2: The Role of Professional Societies. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:869-870. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-130-10-199905180-00101
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;130(10):869-870.
Everyone wants to tell us what to eat.
Nutritional guidelines issued by nonprofit health groups agree about what is good to eat (food from plants) and what is not so good (fat, sugar, and salt). These guidelines call for variety in our diets, no smoking, and plenty of exercise.
But ascribing rates of cancer, diabetes, or heart disease to a single factor—like diet—is difficult. “Dietary guidelines, however, are a good place to start influencing the incidence of these diseases, according to Alexis Williams, MPH, from the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Atlanta, Georgia. “We have no recent studies on outcomes related to the guidelines, but they do raise knowledge and awareness of good eating habits, and that is a start toward changing behavior,” she said.
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