Nutrition

Meeting of the WHO Nutrition Guideline Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG)

Subgroup on Diet and Health

29 November - 2 December 2011, Seoul, Republic of Korea

The next meeting of NUGAG Subgroup on Diet and Health is scheduled for 29 November - 2 December 2011 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The topics to be covered include Total Fats, Sugars, Sodium and Potassium.

The main objectives of the meeting are:

  • Review and discuss the outcomes of the further revised and updated systematic reviews of the evidence and the GRADE Evidence profiles for sugars and total fat;
  • Finalize the evidence-informed recommendations on sugars and total fat and assess the strength of the recommendations, taking into consideration the balance of evidence on benefits and adverse effects, costs, values and preferences, and ethical considerations;
  • Identify implications for future research on the issues related to sugars and total fat;
  • Develop plans for updating the recommendations and guidelines on sugars and total fat, considering the on-going research and controversies;
  • Review and discuss the outcomes of the systematic reviews of the evidence and the GRADE Evidence profiles for sodium and potassium;
  • Review draft evidence-informed recommendations for sodium and potassium intake and assess the strength of the recommendations, taking into consideration the balance of evidence on benefits and adverse effects, costs, values and preferences, and ethical considerations;
  • Identify implications for future research on the issues related to sodium and potassium consumption and health;
  • Develop plans for updating the recommendations on sodium and potassium intake, considering the on-going research and controversies

The draft recommendations regarding intake of sugars and total fat, as well as, sodium and potassium will be reviewed during the November meeting and then will be revised by the WHO Secretariat. The revised drafts will be forwarded to the WHO Nutrition Guidance Steering Committee, the members of the NUGAG Subgroup on Diet and Health, and the Key External Experts and Stakeholders Panel for feedback before finalization.

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