Nutrient risk assessment in a decision theoretic context

  title={Nutrient risk assessment in a decision theoretic context},
  author={Steve Hickey and Damien Downing and Robert Verkerk and Allison Osbourne and Len Noriega and A. Hickey},
  journal={Journal of Nutritional \& Environmental Medicine},
Background. This study describes a decision‐theoretic approach to nutrient assessment based on Bayesian methods, which can be used to give accurate estimates of optimum intakes. Analysis of risk is an incomplete technique for dealing with nutrients and other substances that, by definition, have an associated benefit.Results. This paper shows that the risk analysis methods being developed by the Codex Commission on Nutrition and European Food Safety Authority, among others, are inappropriate for… Expand

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