EBN (evidence-based nutrition) Ver. 2.0

Robert P. Heaney, Connie M. Weaver, Jeffrey Blumberg

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The criteria used in evidence-based medicine provide a poor fit for decisions concerning nutrient intake recommendations. For many nutrient-disease relationships, level 1 evidence cannot be ethically obtained. The challenge is to design an approach that will allow responsible development of national policy in the absence of randomized clinical trials. A decision strategy based not on proving benefit but on estimating harm is proposed. We note that not changing a recommendation is itself a recommendation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalNutrition Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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