Food Synergy: The Key to Balancing the Nutrition Research Effort

  title={Food Synergy: The Key to Balancing the Nutrition Research Effort},
  author={David R. Jacobs and Linda C. Tapsell and Norman J Temple},
  journal={Public Health Reviews},
Mediterranean-type diet patterns are consistently associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer in the general population. In contrast, several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) focusing on nutrient supplements have shown no or adverse long-term effects on long-term chronic disease. Food in its natural form is a nonrandom mixture of numerous molecules, orchestrated evolutionarily to maintain the life of the organism being eaten. Food synergy assumes that the… 

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