The world's population has two major food problems. One relates to the lack of quantity of the world's food supply and the other relates to the quality of the diet selection. Guidelines are given for wise food selections. There has been a major debate since the Senate's Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs announced the dietary goals for the United States. It supports a low cholesterol, low saturated-high polyunsaturated and high fiber diet for all healthy Americans. This discussion shares the recent stance of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences. It encourages further research before hardline decision are made. It reserves major diet modifications for individuals with adnormal clinical findings.

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