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Food for Thought: The Science & Politics of Nutrition

Article source: https://www.bmj.com/food-for-thought

Accessed from the world wide web at 13:00 hrs on 28.11.18.

What should we eat in order to stay healthy and avoid disease? Nutrition is one of the biggest drivers of chronic diseases, including obesity and diabetes, yet the answer to this seemingly simple question remains a subject of heated debate.

This collection brings together some of the world’s most thoughtful and influential voices in the field of nutrition and health, representing a range of backgrounds and perspectives, to help make sense of the state of current knowledge, the quality of the evidence on key issues, the extent and implications of potential disagreements between experts, and the agenda for further research:

Series Articles


• Food for thought
Navjoyt Ladher, Paul Simpson, Fiona Godlee

• History of modern nutrition science—implications for current research, dietary guidelines, and food policy
Dariush Mozaffarian, Ricardo Uauy• Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health: evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance
Nita G Forouhi, Ronald M Krauss, Gary Taubes, Walter Willett

• Dietary carbohydrates: role of quality and quantity in chronic disease
David S Ludwig, Frank B Hu, Luc Tappy, Jennie Brand-Miller

• Food based dietary patterns and chronic disease prevention
Matthias B Schulze, Miguel A Martínez-González, Teresa T Fung, Alice H Lichtenstein, Nita G Forouhi

• Dietary and nutritional approaches for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes
Nita G Forouhi, Anoop Misra, Viswanathan Mohan, Roy Taylor, William Yancy

• Role of the gut microbiota in nutrition and health
Ana M Valdes, Jens Water, Eran Segal, Tim D Spector

• Personalised nutrition and health
Jose M Ordovas, Lynnette R Ferguson, E Shyong Tai, John C Mathers

• Hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century
Patrick Webb, Gunhild Anker Stordalen, Sudvir Singh, Ramani Wijesinha-Bettoni, Prakash Shetty, Anna Lartey

• Nutrition disparities and the global burden of malnutrition
Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Odilia Bermudez, Gabriela Santos Buccini, Shiriki Kumanyika, Chessa K Lutter, Pablo Monsivais, Cesar Victora

• Why would a leading global reinsurer be interested in nutrition?
John Schoonbee, Emile Elefteriadis

• The role of government policy in nutrition – barriers and opportunities for healthier eating
Dariush Mozaffarian, Juan Rivera, Sonia Angell, Tim Lang

• Obesity and weight management
Mike Lean, Susan Roberts, Arne Astrup