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    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. ...
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releas...-pdg100110.php


    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)


    http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/mornings/...delines-071410
    Last edited by Lewis; 10-05-2010 at 10:37 AM. Reason: missing link

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