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Food fights

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 15 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1190

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Nutrition seems to attract more heat and less light in debates than other areas of health. As Dariush Mozaffarian and Nita Forouhi write this week (doi:10.1136/bmj.k822), everyone seems to have an opinion on food, and the most extreme voices often drown out the well informed. The science doesn’t always help, often reliant as it is on observational studies or short term interventions and bedevilled by enormous vested interests, limited public funds, and methodologically weak guidelines.

So, is nutrition science up to the task? Mozaffarian …

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