Sugar and artificially sweetened beverages linked to obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis

APRIL 18, 2017 QJM: An International Journal of Medicine Ruanpeng D, et al. Researchers evaluate the relationship between intake of sugar and artificially sweetened soda and obesity. This study exhibited an important relationship amongst sugar and artificially sweetened soda intake and obesity. This finding brings issues to light and question of the negative clinical effect…

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DASH Diet May Reduce Your Chance of Gout Attacks Within 30 Days

April 13, 2017 Clinical Rheumatology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Participants adhering to either the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet or a control diet underwent repeated serum uric acid (SUA) measurement to evaluate the time required for the DASH diet to affect SUA levels. The participants following the DASH diet had a reduction in SUA of…

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Rx for Pain Patients Who Are Obese: Recommend the Mediterranean Diet

Written by Robert Bonakdar MD, FAAFP, FACN We often see pain patients in our clinic who are obese. Many of them did not start their pain journey this way, and there is emerging evidence that pain, in addition to changing activity, can also change dietary patterns. In addition, the stress of chronic pain combined with…

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Advice for Safe Fish Consumption

March 7, 2017 Rebecca Voelker, MSJ JAMA. 2017;317(9):900. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1063 Along with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the FDA has issued final advice on safe fish consumption geared toward pregnant or breastfeeding women and young children. Together, the agencies created a reference chart that sorts 62 types of fish into “best,” “good,” or “avoid” categories.…

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Association Between Dietary Factors and Death From Heart Disease, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States

Renata Micha, RD, PhD JAMA. 2017;317(9):912-924. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0947 Key Points Question  What is the estimated mortality due to heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes (cardiometabolic deaths) associated with suboptimal intakes of 10 dietary factors in the United States? Findings  In 2012, suboptimal intake of dietary factors was associated with an estimated 318 656 cardiometabolic deaths, representing 45.4% of…

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Top Cardiologist Blasts Nutrition Guidelines

by Larry Husten CardioBrief February 27, 2017 One of the world’s top cardiologists says that many of the major nutrition guidelines have no good basis in science. “I’m not a nutrition scientist and that may be an advantage because every week in the newspaper we read something is good for you and the same thing…

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Modified Atkins diet helps children with rare form of epilepsy

Friday 24 February 2017 Doose syndrome or myoclonic-astatic epilepsy is a rare syndrome accounting for one to two percent of childhood epilepsies. A ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat, is an effective treatment, but it is very restrictive and difficult to follow. In a recent study, 25 of 30 children…

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Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Obese patients who followed a Mediterranean type diet, to include fish, peas and nuts, found that they could reduce the inflammation associated with being obese, and thereby, reduce their own pain levels. Published: Friday 24 February 2017 Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests.…

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Does Diet Have Any Effect On Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) In Children

I found the article below very interesting.  If we can just get the “junk phood” out of the diet, such as what they mention, i.e., fast-food, sugar, candy, cola beverages and soft drinks.  In my opinion, just doing that is going to help children. February 08, 2017 Pediatrics TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity…

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Western Diet May Cause Divrticulitis

Here’s a study that related the Western Diet with developing diverticulitis. The recommended it would be wise to avoid foods high in processed red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy. Risk of Incident Diverticulitis Increases With Western Dietary Pattern and Decreases With Prudent Dietary Pattern February 03, 2017 Gastroenterology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE This prospective cohort study…

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