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Former good articleNutrition was one of the Natural sciences good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
February 22, 2006Good article nomineeListed
May 17, 2009Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article
edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Nutrition:

I propose deleting all of the "to do" list and adding these new items. David notMD (talk) 01:10, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

  • Add alcohol as a source of calories. Mention that beer and wine also contain carbohydrate calories. Include alcohol, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and vegetable oil in a section on Empty calories.
  • Maintain neutral point of view while describing that a wide range of diets, from vegan to high percentage animal derived can provide almost all essential nutrients.
  • Provide concise description of function of nutrient-containing dietary supplements. Provide link to Dietary Supplement article. Do not try to cover individual nutrients as supplements.
  • To timeline, add the history of recognition of the essential minerals
  • Consider deleting all mention of stuff that is not about nutrition. That means keep fiber, keep alcohol (its a calorie source) but not phytochemicals. There are literally thousands of phytochemical compounds, but no strong case has been made for any being essential.
  • Trying to provide prevalence of deficiencies of individual nutrients is beyond scope of this article, especially as different by country, by age, by sex, by socio-economic status. There could be a concise section defining EARs, RDAs, AIs, and how the NHANES surveys identify populations that are not reaching recommended intake.
  • Cover nutrient needs for exercise
  • Store cut sections at Talk:Nutrition/cuts in case someone wants to make a case for restoration.

Not a Good Article...[edit]

...and debatable whether it even rates B-Class. So much of this article is unreferenced, badly referenced, content is in the wrong place, or major questions are not even addressed (examples: nutrition and dementia, sports performance). David notMD (talk) 22:38, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

...and the Healthy diets section is a farce.David notMD (talk) 14:04, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Deleted Healthy diets section. David notMD (talk) 18:25, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Ethanol as macronutrient[edit]

Added section on ethanol as a macronutrient, with mention of definition of empty calorie. David notMD (talk) 20:33, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

Overlap with Human nutrition[edit]

This page claims to be about nutrition in general, and has links to more specific nutrition pages (human, animal, plant), but in fact it is overwhelmingly about human nutrition. This seems like a case of WP:OVERLAP. It would be better to have a sleek page here discussing only the fundamental concepts of nutrition in general, providing small introductions to each sub-discipline, and linking out. Most of this page could then be merged with Human nutrition.Kyle MoJo (talk) 17:16, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Or, keep a Nutrition article, but delete and/or deemphasize human nutrition content. David notMD (talk) 18:28, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Deleted Healthy Diets section[edit]

Deleted Healthy Diets section, as not appropriate for this Nutrition article. All content already covered either in Human Nutrition, Healthy Diet or French Paradox articles. As written, the section was not only misplaced, but woefully incomplete, as it presented only two concepts of what a healthy diet might be. David notMD (talk) 14:04, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Adenovirus 36[edit]

Hello. I removed the following from the History section. Here is everything in case anybody needs it.

A 2014 meta-analysis concluded that adenovirus 36 (Ad36) infection is associated with an increased risk of obesity development.[1]

  1. ^ Shang Q, Wang H, Song Y, Wei L, Lavebratt C, Zhang F, Gu H (2014). "Serological data analyses show that adenovirus 36 infection is associated with obesity: a meta-analysis involving 5739 subjects". Obesity (Silver Spring). 22 (3): 895–900. doi:10.1002/oby.20533. PMID 23804409.

-SusanLesch (talk) 19:20, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

I agree with the decision. David notMD (talk) 22:20, 22 January 2018 (UTC)