This article has a correction. Please see:

Download PDFPDF

US adolescent food intake trends from 1965 to 1996
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests


  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Data presented do not justify pessimistic conclusions
    Dear Editor

    This article tells us that over the last 30 years the US youth has shown a decrease in total energy consumed, as well as the percentage of energy from fat and in particular saturated fats. So what are the conclusions of the article? That "these trends .... may compromise the health of future US populations". In the discussion section worries are expressed about low iron and fibre intakes: despite the fact th...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.