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Untold Nutrition.
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PMID:  25036857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Nutrition is generally investigated, and findings interpreted, in reference to the activities of individual nutrients. Nutrient composition of foods, food labeling, food fortification, and nutrient recommendations are mostly founded on this assumption, a practice commonly known as reductionism. While such information on specifics is important and occasionally useful in practice, it ignores the coordinated, integrated and virtually symphonic nutrient activity (wholism) that occurs in vivo. With reductionism providing the framework, public confusion abounds and huge monetary and social costs are incurred. Two examples are briefly presented to illustrate, the long time misunderstandings (1) about saturated and total fat as causes of cancer and heart disease and (2) the emergence of the nutrient supplement industry. A new definition of the science of nutrition is urgently needed.
T Colin Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition and cancer     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-7914     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Cancer     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7905040     Medline TA:  Nutr Cancer     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  -    
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