Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity

Summary by Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD  The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference in Houston April 12 – 14, 2018, featured Craig Johnston, PhD (pictured)as a speaker on “Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity.” Dr. Johnston, an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at...

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Contrary to Recent Study, Low-Calorie Sweeteners Useful for...

On April 22, 2018, unpublished research was presented at the American Physiological Society meeting during Experimental Biology 2018 suggesting low-calorie sweeteners may contribute to diabetes and obesity. However, the research suffered from a few drawbacks, as noted by the Calorie Control Council: This unpublished data was performed in rats There...

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Dr. Craig Johnston to Present Findings on Childhood...

ATLANTA (April 9, 2018) – Dr. Craig Johnston, an Associate Professor at the University of Houston where he actively studies the behavioral treatment of obesity, is presenting research, “Finding the Answers to Childhood Obesity,” at the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Annual Conference in Houston, Texas on Friday, April...

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Research on Splenda® sweetener shows reduction in weight...

March 20, 2018 — A recent study “The Artificial Sweetener Splenda Promotes Gut Proteobacteria, Dysbiosis, and Myeloperoxidase Reactivity in Crohn’s Disease–Like Ileitis” was published the March 2018 issue of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Splenda®, a low-calorie sweetener is a mixture of sucralose, a non-caloric sweetener, and maltodextrin, which provides texture and...

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Claims of Predisposition to Diabetes and Fat Accumulation...

March 19, 2018 — Recent research presented at the Endocrine Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting suggest possible impacts of sucralose on fat production in normal weight and obese individuals. This research, which is very similar to that presented by the same researchers during the group’s 2017 meeting, suggests the consumption of...

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

By: Keri Peterson, MD — February 28, 2018 -- 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...

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