Managing Your Child’s Sweet Tooth

“Olivia loves sugar so much that if she had her way, she would live off of gummy bears and popsicles,” her frustrated mother said. “You’re a dietitian – tell me – is that normal?” Normal? Yes.  Challenging?  Absolutely! Concerned parents may believe their children are the only ones who seem...

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Study Linking Weight Gain and Heart Disease with...

July 17, 2017 -- 12:01 AM -- Obesity is a complex condition with numerous causes and associations. Due to its association with a number of negative health outcomes and chronic diseases, a variety of approaches to managing obesity have been explored in an attempt to identify how to best help...

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Review of Sucralose Safety Published in Food and...

“Critical review of the current literature on the safety of sucralose” by Magnuson, et al., was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology in August 2017. The article provides a comprehensive review of animal and human studies conducted to evaluate the safety of sucralose. The extensive studies evaluated endpoints including possible...

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Meta-Analysis of Sugar and Type 2 diabetes Published

Tsilas et al., present research findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis in the article “Relation of total sugars, fructose and sucrose with incident type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies” published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The authors evaluated data from 9 publications...

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Addressing Weight Control: Are You Asking Your Patients...

Why Do People Eat What they Eat? When working with patients, dietitians are trained to evaluate the nutrition status of clients, reviewing everything from medical history, to biochemical and anthropometric data, to lifestyle habits and dietary intake. We determine the best diet for individual clients based on this big picture....

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Is There Sufficient Evidence to Support Diet Modification...

The National Institutes of Health Human Microbiome Project (HMP) funding of research to characterize the human microbiota and analysis of its role in human health and disease has resulted in thousands of research publications. While the long-term outcomes of this project may become clinically relevant, an ideal microflora profile in...

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