Scientific References


  • Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) – 2015-2020
  • The National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (USDA Legacy Version, 2018)
  • The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Dietary Reference Intakes and Dietary Guidelines for the Prevention and/or Treatment of Disease
  • The National Cholesterol Education Program’s Adult Treatment Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (NCEP’s ATP II and ATP III)
  • The Findings of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC VI)
  • The Findings of the Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults in cooperation with The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Obesity Education Initiative and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK, 1998; updated 2007)
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for the assessment of CV risk, lifestyle modifications for the reduction of CV risk, and management of blood cholesterol, overweight and obesity in adults in cooperation with The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) (2013)
  • AHA/ACC/TOS Obesity Guidelines (2013)
  • The American Heart Association Dietary Guidelines
  • The American Diabetes Association Dietary Guidelines
  • Verified dietary patterns with scientifically documented health benefits such as the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, and the DASH Health Program.