Limited Time: Grab your FREE Box of Dark Chocolate Almond Bars Get Yours>>Close
Results 11 to 11 of 11

Thread: USDA "fails to conform to the standards of evidence-based medicine"

Threaded View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    USDA "fails to conform to the standards of evidence-based medicine"

    A special article published today in the journal Nutrition sharply criticizes the recent Report of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). Authors Hite et al. argue the Report fails to conform to the standards of evidence-based medicine, despite its claimed reliance on a newly created USDA Nutrition Evidence Library. The authors call the DGAC to task for failing to consider recent scientific results while at the same time further confusing the American public. ...

    Hite et al. explain that, in fact, nutrient consumption in the past thirty years has consistently moved in the direction of the Guidelines' recommendations for carbohydrate and fat, while calorie consumption has stayed within suggested ranges. At the same time, the rates of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes have skyrocketed. ...

    In suggesting the need for an entirely new process, Richard David Feinman, Professor of Cell Biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center said, "The previous Guidelines have not worked well. It is simply unreasonable to ask the DGAC to audit its own work. An external panel of scientists with no direct ties to nutritional policy would be able to do a more impartial evaluation of the data. ...

    There's a TV news interview with Professor Feinman, in which he says that the "Food Pyramid"

    "ignores the science"

    and that:

    "the committee are actually hiding this information"

    (i.e. they're hiding what we know about nutrition from science)
    Last edited by Lewis; 10-05-2010 at 10:37 AM. Reason: missing link

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts