To receive top ratings, a diet has to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss, and protective against diabetes and heart disease.
Focusing exclusively on calories and energy expenditure, as opposed to science, has led to increased risk of weight gain and inflammation.
Findings support modest reductions in sodium intake among persons consuming high-sodium diets
The Mediterranean Diet may reduce patients risks of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Plant-based, seafood-based omega-3s associated with 10% lower risk of fatal CHD.
The FDA has developed 2- and 10-year goals to reduce sodium content in both processed and prepared foods.
Added sugars, relevant portion sizes among the highlights of revision.
Researchers say restricting sodium might backfire, but heart experts are critical of the finding.
The 2015-2020 guidelines emphasize healthy eating patterns over individual food groups and nutrients.
Previous findings did not account for persons abstaining from alcohol due to illnesses.
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