US Dietary Guidelines relies on weak quality evidence
A new paper shows how the US Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee used almost exclusively the weakest possible level of evidence to make their recommendation about what the Dietary Guideline should say. Why is that? What are the problems with that? And what are the alternatives? Let’s explore these important questions!
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Table of content
0:00 The strength of the US dietary guideline’s evidence
2:20 The problem with this observational study
6:17 Healthy user bias as a statistical artifact
11:11 The evidence shouldn’t be used to make recommendations
12:17 How do we know what to eat?
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