Medscape: Mixed Reaction to US Dietary Guidelines

by Charles Platkin, PhD, JD, MPH

“It is almost 3 weeks since the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were issued by the US Departments of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Agriculture (USDA), and these were initially met with harsh criticism from many quarters.

Critics, including the Center for Science in the Public Interest and certain experts at Harvard and Yale, told various media outlets, including WebMD, that the guidelines were watered down and politically and industry influenced.

Others were more cautious: the American Medical Association remained relatively neutral, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics came down in support of the guidelines.”

Curated from Medscape: Read more here>>>

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