Submited on: 09 Apr 2013 05:26:57 AM GMT
Published on: 09 Apr 2013 04:07:46 PM GMT
The Evolution of Diet and Total Health
Posted by Dr. William J Maloney on 14 Feb 2014 07:28:43 PM GMT Reviewed by Interested Peers

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    The main objective of this article is to examine various diets through time and to see their effects on total health.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?


  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    Yes - it would be a great lecture for a group of nutritionists.

  • Other Comments:

    The authors define total health as being a physical, social, mental and spiritual well being of a person or community.  The relationship between economic status and nutrition is also explored.  The authors state that dietary changes in conjunction with sedentary behavior appear to be the main cause of certain conditions such as hyperlipidemia and hypergycemia.

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  • Have you previously published on this or a similar topic?:
  • References:
  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Clinical associate professor

  • How to cite:  Maloney W J.The Evolution of Diet and Total Health[Review of the article 'The Evolution of Diet and Total Health ' by Wilson D].WebmedCentral 2014;5(2):WMCRW002993
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