Understanding What To Eat With New Dietary Guidelines

Processed and red meats have been linked to cancer.
Meat case at a Cleveland market. [photo: Sarah Jane Tribble/ideastream]
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Every five years, federal regulators update the dietary guidelines Americans should follow to eat healthy. The latest recommendations released earlier this month revised the suggested amounts of sugar and meat we're supposed to eat.

But there's controversy surrounding the recommendations. ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble sat down with Rick Jackson to talk about the guidelines and the food fight that's begun.

- To read the new guidelines, visit: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/chapter-1/
- To read the proposed guidlines released last year: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015-scientific-report/pdfs/scientific-report-of-the-2015-dietary-guidelines-advisory-committee.pdf
-Questions raised over red meat consumption being taken out of the guidelines: http://theweek.com/articles/599178/why-dangers-red-meat-removed-from-new-dietary-guidelines
- Congress' $1 million request to review how guidelines are created: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/18/congress-we-need-to-review-the-dietary-guidelines-for-americans/
- Dr. Nissen's editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2481817
- Research on the Mediterranean diet: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1200303

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