USA: Consumer group calls for experts on diet committee to be replaced
A US consumer group has called on the Bush administration to remove seven of the 13 experts named to revise America's Dietary Guidelines because of their links with the food industry. The guidelines, which are published every five years, provide a summary of the scientific consensus on what constitutes a healthy diet. The current version advises people to be physically active, to eat a variety of grain, fruit and vegetables and to limit intake of fat, sugar and salt, reported Reuters.
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