Future Research Directions

Walter Willett

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Third edition

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199754038
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979448 | DOI:

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Future Research Directions

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Probably the most important accomplishment in nutritional epidemiology during the 1980s and early 1990s was the development and validation of inexpensive methods for measuring dietary intake that can be used in large populations and that are accurate enough to evaluate numerous existing hypotheses. In the 2000s, the longer follow-up and repeated measures of diet have provided more detailed insights into the temporal relation of diet to disease. Advances in molecular pathology and clinical medicine are also allowing more detailed classification of cancers and other outcomes that can strengthen the evidence for causality and provide deeper biological insights. This chapter discusses the potential for pursuing these and other avenues.

Keywords: epidemiologic studies; nutritional epidemiology; diet; disease risk; dietary assessment

Chapter.  10699 words. 

Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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