Saturday, March 21, 2009

Integrated Nutrition, Lifestyle and Health Database

Ricardo from the website Canibais e Reis has just released a fantastic resource for anyone who's interested in the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle and health. It's an excel spreadsheet that integrates information from several international sources, including:
  • UN Food and Agriculture Organization Statistical Yearbook
  • FAOSTAT food consumption database
  • British Heart Foundation Health Statistics database
  • World Health Organization Global Health Atlas
This database provides a wealth of information on 86 different countries, and even includes a macro feature that automatically plots variables. This is an empowering resource for those of us who like to do our own research and come to our own conclusions, and I thank Ricardo for his hard work.

You can read more about the database and download it here.

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