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US food industry ensures that consumers are not told to eat less

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 06 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1067
  1. Amanda Elliot
  1. London

    A former adviser to the US government on nutrition has blamed the recent obesity epidemic on the country's commercially driven overproduction of cheap food.

    Marion Nestle, professor and chairwoman of the department of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University, said the US food industry had used sophisticated marketing and advertising techniques to make …

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