Journal Citation Example: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publication Type : Systematic Review
Guidelines for Medical Nutrition Therapy in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal
Publication Type: Randomized Control Trial
Comparison of low- and high-carbohydrate diets for type 2 diabetes management: a randomized trial
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