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Block releases diet report.

Eat, drink and be merry--but always in moderation. There were no surprises in the second edition of dietary guidelines released this week by Secretary of Agriculture John R. Block. Consistent with the department's first such report, issued in 1980, the updated version warns Americans to avoid too much fat, sugar, sodium and alcohol in their diets. But the revised report also condemns harmful dietary habits that have received recent public attention, such as driving while drunk and the use of vomiting to lose weight.

Written by nutrition scientists on the department's Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, "Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans" does not define specific nutritional levels for the ideal diet. Instead the guidelines emphasize eating a variety of foods and maintaining a proper weight.
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Date:Sep 28, 1985
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