The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
In Brief: New Dietary Guidelines
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Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2005 Jan 31;47(1201):12
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The US Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture, has released the latest update of its Dietary Guidelines ( The emphasis this time is on weight loss through calorie restriction and exercise. A low-fat intake is recommended; a low-carbohydrate diet is not. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are encouraged. A review of Diet, Drugs and Surgery for Weight Loss appeared in the December 2003 issue of Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter.

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