Having Effective Conversations with Patients Regarding Weight

Health care providers are in an ideal position to talk to patients about the important topic of weight management because of the many health consequences associated with overweight and obesity.   Keri Peterson, MD and scientific advisor for the Calorie Control Council noted that “While physicians may feel time constraints during...

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Fructose May Help Maintain Liver Glycogen during Prolonged...

Previously published research has shown that carbohydrate feeding during prolonged (>2 hour) moderate-to-high intensity, endurance-type exercise enhances endurance performance and capacity. The improvement in exercise performance has previously been attributed to high rates of carbohydrate oxidation which prevent hypoglycemia and may spare muscle glycogen. However, it is well known that...

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The role of carbohydrates, including fructose, on athletic...

While most adults need to watch their caloric intake, athletes need to be conscious of the amount, type and timing of calories to help ensure optimal performance. The recent position by several professional organizations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada and the American College of Sports...

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Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health...

The PepsiCo Global Research and Development and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science sponsored an Academic eBriefing by the New York Academy of Sciences in January 2016. “Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications” is presented by Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International Inc.), John Glendinning (Barnard College), and Rick...

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Year-Long Study Finds Low-Calorie Beverages Beneficial for Weight...

Beverages made with low-calorie sweeteners, including aspartame and sucralose, may be beneficial tools to support weight loss and maintenance among overweight and obese adults, according to a new study published in Obesity. About the Study In the study, more than 220 overweight and obese adults were randomized into one of...

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Results of Sugar Reduction Research Clouded by Non-Compliance...

Study fails to isolate whether weight loss or calorie source was cause of health impact In the recent study “Isocaloric Fructose Restriction and Metabolic Improvement in Children with Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome,” the authors allege that sugar, more specifically fructose, causes health-related problems that are independent of the health concerns...

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