In describing the residents of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor writes it is a community where “all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all our children are above average”. The belief that we are unique, and certainly not average, may partially explain dietary and lifestyle behaviors. When the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) writes that the majority of Americans are not consuming recommended amounts of 8 essential nutrients, we probably think, “glad that doesn't apply to me”. This is an unfortunate misperception for two reasons.
Providing perspectives on recent research into vitamins and nutritionals