US congressman, MD: Dietary guidelines not based on sound science

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Are dietary recommendations such as eating more ‘healthy’ whole grains and fearing saturated fat rooted in the best and latest science? The answer is a clear no, according to a report by the National Academies of Medicine.

Now a US congressman and MD writes that the process for creating the guidelines needs urgent reform, as it’s not based on sound science:

It is imperative that the advice championed by our national nutrition policy be unimpeachable. With the process for the 2020 guidelines soon to be underway, now is the time for the Congress to take action to reform the Dietary Guidelines-development process so that proposed guidelines work as intended – as a tool to restore and protect our nation’s health.

The Hill: Mandate is clear: Flawed dietary guidelines process must be reformed

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