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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Eight Benefits of Prebiotic Dietary Fibers Summarized in...

The open access article “Health Effects and Sources of Prebiotic Dietary Fiber” was published in Current Developments in Nutrition. Following a brief review of the various definitions of prebiotic, the review article provides a summary of eight health benefits of prebiotic dietary fiber including the following: Effect on hind gut...

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Talking with Patients about Fiber and their Health

While trending diets and eating recommendations seem to be focused on elimination of specific foods or food components, it is important to advise patients on foods and ingredients they should consume – fiber being one of them. For example, numerous studies have shown fiber intake is associated with several positive...

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Research on Possible Impacts of Low Calorie Sweeteners...

January 17, 2018 -- An April 3 presentation during the 2017 Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo featured an unpublished study abstract suggesting that low calorie sweeteners (LCS) increase adipogenesis in human fat biopsy-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Additionally, researchers suggest that LCS consumption also results in increased expression of...

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The role of low-calorie sweeteners in the prevention...

December 13, 2017 -- A recent review published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society examined the results of intervention studies to determine if claims undermining the theory that low-calorie sweeteners affect calorie intake, and thus body weight, are substantiated scientifically. [Peter J. Rogers, University of Bristol] Rogers provides a brief...

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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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