Dietary chart to get ICMR relook for possible changes

Scientists and nutritionists from across the country will analyse data from several Indian studies to check if the recommended carbohydrate intake in the dietary guidelines provided by the Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition needs to be lowered, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director general Soumya Swaminathan said. The council will also recommend policy changes that will make healthy foods more affordable, she said.

 Last week, a study published in the medical journal Lancet, overturned the conventional medical wisdom on dietary intake. The study showed that people who cut back on fats had shorter lives than those who enjoyed oil, butter, cheese and meat. It also suggested that carbs created complication. "We have to take the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study seriously because two teams from north and south India surveyed people here too," said Swaminathan...Read more
Source web page:Times of India




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