Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Report of a Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation
Technical Report Series, No 916
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241209168 ISBN-10    924120916X
Order Number    11000916 Format    Package
Price    CHF    23.00 / US$    27.60 Developing countries:    CHF    16.10
English     2003        159   pages
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This report examines the science base of the relationship between diet and physical activity patterns, and the major nutrition-related chronic diseases. Recommendations are made to help prevent death and disability from major nutrition-related chronic diseases. These population nutrient intake and physical activity goals should contribute in the development of regional strategies and national guidelines to reduce the burden of disease related to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, several forms of cancer, osteoporosis and dental disease. The recommendations contained in this report are based on the examination and analysis of the best available evidence and the collective judgement of a group of experts from WHO and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization).