Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases
Report of the joint WHO/FAO expert consultation
WHO Technical Report Series, No. 916 (TRS 916)
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 these 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 nutrition related diseases: 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 international experts, brought together by WHO and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
- 23 April 2003: FAO/WHO launch expert report on diet, nutrition and prevention of chronic diseases
- 3 March 2003: WHO/FAO release independent Expert Report on diet and chronic disease
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Related health topics
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Chronic disease
- Oral health
- Physical activity