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doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e3181b0f6e3
Nutrition and Communications

"Best Available Evidence" in Nutrition: What Is It and Who Decides?

Rowe, Sylvia MA; Alexander, Nick BA

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Abstract

Science communicators have long argued about how the quality of research should impact the interpretation and communication of the research findings. One paramount issue discussed is the relative virtue of epidemiological versus clinical research or animal studies. This column examines the considerations that go into establishing hierarchies or rankings of scientific evidence during the government-mandated, evidence-based scientific reviews in formulating nutrition policy

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