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A Deep Dive into the Newly Approved Dietary...

Fiber has recently received increased recognition as a vital component of a healthy diet, and with good reason. “Fiber has many beneficial effects including lowering cholesterol, reducing blood sugar levels and decreasing risk of heart disease,” says Dr. Keri Peterson, an internal medicine specialist who focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and...

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Shum and Georgia’s “Review” Is More of An...

Shum B, Georgia S. The Effects of Non-Nutritive Sweetener Consumption in the Pediatric Populations: What We Know, What We Don't, and What We Need to Learn. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021 Apr 1;12:625415. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2021.625415. This paper purports to assess, in part, the effects of low-and-no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) on the weight,...

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CEU Credit: Low Calorie Sweeteners & Gut Microbiome

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) hosted a webinar called, "Something Changed, But What Does it Mean? Effects of Low-Calorie Sweeteners on the Gut Microbiome," to discuss the effects of low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) on health. Register Here Overview from ILSI: "The literature abounds with conflicting statements about the...

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Childhood Obesity: What Should Clinicians Do To Address...

The American Academy of Pediatrics and The Obesity Society have published the policy statement “Stigma Experienced by Children and Adolescents with Obesity” and commentary which provides perspective on “Addressing Weight Stigma and Opening Doors for a Patient-Centered Approach to Childhood Obesity”. With obesity being the chronic condition that American children...

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When the Doctor Becomes the Coach: Helping Patients...

By: Keri Peterson, MD — As a primary care physician, one of the most common issues I address with patients is how to manage their weight.  According to a Harris Poll conducted for the Calorie Control Council among over 2,000 U.S. adults, 72 percent of Americans want to lose weight...

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Summary of “The Effects of Non-Nutritive Artificial Sweeteners,...

CITATION & LINK: Nutrients 2020, 12, 3408; doi:10.3390/nu12113408 AUTHORS: Ahmad SY, Friel J and Mackay D.   REVIEWER: CCC Staff OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of sucralose and aspartame consumption on gut microbiota composition using realistic doses of non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS). BACKGROUND: In recent years, research interest has focused on...

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