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Diseases of overnourished societies and the need for dietary change 

Diseases of overnourished societies and the need for dietary change

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Diseases of overnourished societies and the need for dietary change
Author(s):

J.I. Mann

and A.S. Truswell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1104_update_002

Update:

This chapter has been thoroughly revised, including recent recommendations that allow a wider acceptable range of macronutrient intakes.

Updated on 30 Jul 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 June 2017

The nutritional problems of a country depend more upon the stage of technical and economic development than geographical location. People in affluent societies do not have to worry about the problems of getting food and keeping it uninfected. Food is cheap for them, and they can eat their favourite foods all year round: the diet is energy-dense, high in fat and often also in sugar. There are multiple sources of nutritional advice and concerns, with breakthroughs and scares, science and pseudoscience, about all food....

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