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Rapid response to:

Feature Nutrition

The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 23 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4962

Rapid Response:

Response from The BMJ

The BMJ has received a multi-author letter calling for the retraction of the article by Nina Teicholz.

We have asked the authors of the letter to submit it as a rapid response on In line with our usual practice, this will require all signatories to declare their competing interests, which are not provided in a version of the letter posted on the website of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

We are seeking external expert review of the points raised in the letter. Details of the review process will be available shortly.

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 November 2015
Theodora Bloom
Executive Editor
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H