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Diet & Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition for Diabetes Patients: Diabetes in Control answers key questions about diet and nutrition for diabetes patients including:
– How diet contributes to or protects against diabetes
– New dietary regimens healthcare professionals can use for diabetes management
– What a healthcare professional needs to know about altering diet

Can Exercise Make Up for a Poor Diet?

According to an editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, even though physical activity is important for health, a healthy diet is essential for weight loss, and regular exercise will not make up for a poor diet… Many public health messages encourage the belief that obesity is entirely …

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Results of Study on Diet Sodas Should be Treated with Caution Due to Study Limitations

The recent study “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA)”1 suffers from several limitations, which likely confound the study’s conclusions. The authors note that the waist circumference (abdominal fat) findings were not …

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Dietary Phosphatidylcholine Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Phosphatidylcholine is a chemical contained in eggs, soybeans, mustard, sunflower, and other foods… Researchers included data on dietary intake from three observational cohorts; the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), NHS II, and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS). The authors excluded participants with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, or unlikely dietary data …

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High-Protein Diets Yield Mixed Results

Popular weight loss strategy improves satiety and decreases fat mass, but increases risk of metabolic disease… Some of the potential mechanisms that account for weight loss associated with high-protein diets involve increased secretion of satiety hormones (GIP, GLP-1), reduced orexigenic hormone secretion (ghrelin), the increased thermic effect of food and …

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A Probiotic That Helps Control Diabetes

Cornell University scientists engineered a strain of lactobacillus to secrete a GLP-1 that lowered blood glucose levels…. Science may be one step closer to treating diabetes with a human probiotic pill, according to new research. In the study, the researchers engineered a strain of lactobacillus, a human probiotic common in …

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