“No writer has any special insights into nutrition which are not known by a substantial part of the scientific community. Magic and sensational diets are nothing more than exaggerations of one facet of nutrition at the expense of another, often to the detriment of the willing victims.”

The information on Diet Database is compiled from many different reputable sources of nutrition information which you’ll find listed below.

  1. Perry, Bruce W. Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media, 2012. Print.
  2. Ross, Don. Food and Nutrition. Jaipur, India: Oxford Book, 2010. Print.
  3. Erdman, John W., Ian MacDonald, and Steven H. Zeisel. Present Knowledge in Nutrition. [Washington, DC]: International Life Sciences Institute, 2012. Print.
  4. McGuire, Michelle, and Kathy A. Beerman. Nutritional Sciences: From Fundamentals to Food. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2006. Print.
  5. Summerfield, Liane. Nutrition, Exercise, and Behavior: An Integrated Approach to Weight Management. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2012. Print.
  6. “Adult Obesity Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Aug. 2012. Web. 30 May 2013.
  7. “Heart and Stroke Association Statistics.” Heart and Stroke Association Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2013.
  8. Atkinson, F. S., K. Foster-Powell, and J. C. Brand-Miller. “International Tables of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Values: 2008.” Diabetes Care 31.12 (2008): 2281-283. Print.

Other reliable sources of nutrition information adapted from (4).

Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  2. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
  3. Annual Review of Nutrition
  4. Appetite
  5. British Journal of Nutrition
  6. Clinical Nutrition
  7. European Journal of Nutrition
  8. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics Journal of Nutrition
  9. Journal of the American College of Nutrition
  10. Journal of the American Dietetic Association
  11. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
  12. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  13. Lancet
  14. Nature
  15. New England Journal of Medicine
  16. Nutrition
  17. Nutrition Research
  18. Public Health Nutrition
  19. Science
  20. Scientific American

Government and Private Agencies

  1. American Cancer Society
  2. American Diabetes Association
  3. American Dietetic Association
  4. American Heart Association
  5. American Institute for Cancer Research
  6. American Medical Association
  7. American Society for Nutrition
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  9. Institute of Medicine
  10. Mayo Clinic
  11. National Academy of Sciences
  12. National Institutes of Health
  13. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
  14. NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  15. U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Food and Nutrition Information Center
  16. U.S. Food and Drug Administration