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Evidence-based practice within nutrition: what are the barriers for improving the evidence and how can they be dealt with?

  • Martine Laville1,
  • Berenice Segrestin1,
  • Maud Alligier1,
  • Cristina Ruano-Rodríguez2, 3,
  • Lluis Serra-Majem2, 3,
  • Michael Hiesmayr4,
  • Annemie Schols5,
  • Carlo La Vecchia6,
  • Yves Boirie7,
  • Ana Rath8,
  • Edmund A. M. Neugebauer9,
  • Silvio Garattini10,
  • Vittorio Bertele10,
  • Christine Kubiak11,
  • Jacques Demotes-Mainard11,
  • Janus C. Jakobsen12, 13,
  • Snezana Djurisic12Email authorView ORCID ID profile and
  • Christian Gluud12Email author

Received: 24 March 2017

Accepted: 24 August 2017

Published: 11 September 2017

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Original Submission
24 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
2 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - J. V. Woodside
26 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Martine Laville
Resubmission - Version 2
26 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - J. V. Woodside
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
24 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
11 Sep 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-2160-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine Rhone-Alpes, French Obesity Centre of Excellence (FCRIN-FORCE), Lyon 1 University, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France
Nutrition Research Group, Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Ciber Fisiopatología Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBEROBN, CB06/03), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCII), Spanish Goverment, Madrid, Spain
Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Department of Respiratory Medicine, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Università degli Studi di Milano Via Vanzetti, Milan, Italy
Service de Nutrition Clinique, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, Unité de Nutrition Humaine, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Orphanet, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Paris, France
Brandenburg Medical School, Neuruppin, and Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany
IRCCS Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN), Paris, France
Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Department 7812, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
Department of Cardiology, Holbæk Hospital, Holbaek, Denmark