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January 17, 2017

NIH Charts a Path for Nutrition Science

JAMA. 2017;317(3):243-244. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18217

What’s the state of nutrition research? And what more do we need to learn about nutrients and the body to promote overall health and reduce rates of diseases like obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer?

These are key questions the Nutrition Research Task Force, a new group at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will tackle in the months ahead. The assignment: to produce the first-ever strategic plan for NIH-supported nutrition research. Think of it as a research roadmap.