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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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A Study on the Relationship between Type 2...

CITATION & LINK: Nutrients, 2020; 12(4), 1112 AUTHORS: Sofia Pugnaloni, Sonila Alia, Margherita Mancini, Vito Santoro, Alice Di Paolo, Rosa Anna Rabini, Rosemaria Fiorini, Jacopo Sabbatinelli, Mara Fabri, Laura Mazzanti, and Arianna Vignini REVIEWER: Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN OBJECTIVE: To investigate a possible link between diabetes and individual taste...

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Why the War on Sweet?

By Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDN, FADN -- I don’t mean sugar, or what we think of as “sweets”, like pastries, candy, cookies, and the like.  I mean the entire phenomenon of sweet taste. Sugar per se, including white sugar, brown sugar, honey, corn syrup, and all the sugar equivalents like...

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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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