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Food & health forum meeting: evidence-based nutrition

  • Helen L. Mitchell (a1), Peter J. Aggett (a2), David P. Richardson (a3) and Julian D. Stowell (a4)

Abstract

The present report summarises a meeting held by the Food & Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, on 27 May 2010. The objective of the meeting was to review the problems associated with the use of evidence-based nutrition and to discuss what constitutes the efficacy for foods and food constituents and how the strength and consistency of the evidence can be assessed and adapted to circumstances in which health claims are to be used on food products. The meeting highlighted the limitations with the present evidence-based nutrition models with the prospect that this may have long-term consequences for nutrition science and ultimately the consumer who may not benefit from new science that could have an impact on health.

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*Corresponding author: H. L. Mitchell, email n11elb@aol.com

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