This report highlights specific research needs, to aid organizations in prioritizing and distributing research funding. The report comprises three sections, the first of which appears in this issue. The others will be published in future issues.

People have known for thousands of years that specific foods affect certain health conditions, but not until quite recently has science begun to explain why these foods are effective. Although around the 4th century B.C. Hippocrates advocated eating liver…

Table 1—Diet-related costs for four health conditions in 1994

Fig. 1-FDA-approved dietary health claims

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