Ignore Scientists’ Advice on New US Dietary Guidelines, Alcohol Limits

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U.S. The federal government’s new dietary guidelines are out, and there are some surprising omissions. While the guidelines continue to emphasize the value of a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, they do not recommend that American men should abstain from alcohol, contrary to the advice of outside experts issued by the government earlier this year.

U.S. for Americans. The dietary guidelines are updated every five years to reflect the current scientific consensus on nutrition. Although they are clearly mere recommendations, they shape federal policies and programs focused on nutrition, such as school meal programs, as well as influencing the food and restaurant industry for the most part.

As part of the updating process, the government brings together a panel of outside and outside advisors to focus on the latest nutrition research and suggest changes if necessary. In July, he had a draft report Published. Among other things, the panel called for a clear change in how much alcoholics should drink. They suggested seeking guidance that men should not drink more than one alcoholic beverage a day, below the previous cap of 2 drinks a day. Women, as before, will be recommended to drink one drink a day. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s good to have a drink every day, just that you should limit yourself to the number of days you drink (which is hopefully not every day).

The change was to validate increasing research that shows that even the use of mild alcohol is not as safe as it is widely believed to be and encouraged Americans to reduce their drinking if possible, the authors of the report said. Alcohol contributes to fatal car accidents, increases the risk of cancer, liver and heart disease and can affect cognition.

The final version of the guidelines, Published On Tuesday, include other changes suggested by the panel, such as about the nutritional benefits of breastfeeding and pregnant women who eat seafood that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in mercury. They also say that “the evidence supports limited intake of added sugars and alcoholic beverages to promote health and prevent disease.” But he makes it clear that he does not support the recommended changes in alcohol consumption as well as the addition of sugar, arguing that “the evidence reviewed after the 2015-2020 edition does not emphasize quantitative changes at this time.”

Dietary Guidelines Is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Human and Health Services. With the end of the Trump administration, both federal agencies have been accused of plunging in by outside scientists and legislators. Science based policies As well To silence and punish the officers Who disagreed with the White House. At least some nutritionists are no longer happy with the language stripped from the diet guide.

“Despite repeated claims that the guidelines are science-based, Trump agencies ignored the recommendations of the scientific committee they appointed, and instead turned to the recommendations of previous guidelines,” said Marion Nestle, nutrition scientist and well-known author. Said New York Times.

Just because the new guidelines don’t tell us to limit our booze, though, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t cut a little. Finally, in 2018 a major global study concluded that there is There is no safe level of alcohol consumption. At least a quarter of American adults Engaged Drinking alcohol in celebration of the feast last year, while 14 million Americans are thought to have alcohol consumption disorder. Altogether, alcohol kills about 95,000 Americans a year, making it the second deadliest drug behind tobacco.