Monday, January 31, 2011

USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans to be released this AM

We will break it down once the full report is available. While the DGA has been rendered insignificant over the last few decades because of special interest influence, we shall see if any significant changes have been made.

One early statement that appears in the Executive Summary: "A basic premise of the Dietary Guidelines is that nutrient needs should be met primarily through consuming foods. In certain cases, fortified foods and dietary supplements may be useful in providing one or more nutrients that otherwise might be consumed in less than recommended amounts." This verbiage is the most credence the DGA has given to dietary supplements to date.

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