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close this book Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective (1987)
close this folder The uses of food composition data
close this folder NCI food data needs: impact on coding systems
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Summary

Summary

In summary, NCI supports various research projects, at the international, national, local, and individual levels, which depend on food composition data. Although the five levels of users vary in the sophistication of the information they require, all need access to a system of food data which is relatively simple to use and contains reliable data. Any system developed also must be sufficiently flexible to permit expansion or other modifications to accommodate new trends and needs. The internal structure of the data system should accommodate various statistical analyses and printout formats for researchers' unique study requirements. Such a system would promote international participation and co-operation and, in all probability, significantly improve research.