Diet and health

Antonio Gotto, L. W. Scott, J. P. Foreyt

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The role of diet in personal health maintenance is important whether a person is trying to stay healthy or to treat diet-related diseases such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or obesity. Dietary recommendations include limiting fat to 30% and protein to 20% of total calories, with the remaining 50% coming from carbohydrate. Maintaining dietary changes for long periods is very difficult for many persons. Specific self-management skills may ease the task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)872-877
Number of pages6
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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