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In Brief: Nutrition research

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Nutrition research: Doubling the national investment in human nutrition research funding would enable the USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Human Nutrition Research Centers "to markedly improve the scientific basis for the federal food assistance programs and the dietary guidelines for all Americans, and substantially reduce health care costs by defining interventions for reducing disease risks," Irwin Rosenberg, MD, Tufts University, testified before the House Appropriations/agriculture subcommittee on April 18. Rosenberg, who is the director of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, noted that the current ARS expenditure on nutrition research totals .2% of the $40 bil. dedicated to food assistance programs...
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