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Weight Gain in Early Adulthood Increases Risk for Chronic...

In the US, one of every three adults are considered overweight or obese, and one in six children are considered obese. Health conditions commonly...
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Increased BMI during Puberty and Adolescence Associated with Risk...

Increased BMI during Puberty and Adolescence Associated with Risk of Adult Stroke According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stroke is the second leading...
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Risk for Congenital Malformation Increases with High Maternal BMI

Obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions globally and have been shown to adversely influence many clinical markers of health However, the data are sparse...
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Migraines Impacted by Body Weight

Results from a recent meta-analysis found that both obesity and underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraines. Prior research had indicated an...
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Link Between Body Fat & Migraines?

Results from a recent meta-analysis found that both obesity and underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraines. Prior research had indicated an...
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Recent Research Triggers Clinical Criteria for CVD Diagnosis Based...

A recent article assessing that women have significantly different biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is prompting the clinical community to reevaluate what criteria...
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Healthy BMI Reduces GERD and C. Diff Infections Implicated...

Positive associations have been found between rising obesity/Body Mass Index (BMI) levels and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) rates as well and recent studies point to...
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Probiotics May Help Reverse Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Key points:  Results from a recent study showed that 12 weeks of supplementation with probiotics significantly lowered cholesterol, triglycerides, and waist circumference in pediatric...
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Beyond BMI: Factoring Waist Circumference, Age, Race, and Ethnicity...

Body Mass Index (BMI) has been used as an indicator of various health conditions for many decades.1 However, a multitude of other factors may...
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Bariatric Surgery Decreases Risk of Microvascular Complications in Patients...

Key points:  A recent study showed a long-term, reduced risk of microvascular complications following bariatric surgery, an intervention used frequently to manage and prevent...
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Obesity Rates Rise but Fewer Make Efforts to Lose...

Key points: Based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) a recent article published in the Journal of the American...
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Potential Role for Zinc in Reducing Oxidative Stress of...

Key points:  Zinc supplementation may help reduce oxidative stress for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) patients. Zinc is utilized in many biochemical systems, particularly...
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Maintenance of Weight Loss After Initiation of Nutrition Training

Regular Phone Calls and Social Support Shown to Improve Maintenance of Weight Loss Key points: Regain after a weight loss program is extremely common.  Methods...
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Insulin Regulation Module FAQs

This module will answer your clinical questions about insulin regulation. It discusses appropriate vocabulary and clinical diagnosis, physiology concerns and testing, as well as...
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Which Macronutrient Works For Weight Loss?

Few studies have looked at the long-term effects of diets that emphasize a single macronutrient for weight loss. Enrolling over 800 individuals and randomizing...
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Effects of Gastric Bypass on Adipose Tissue and Type...

Author: Cassie Story, RDN Once seen as simply a means to reduce caloric intake, gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery continues to prove beneficial, when compared to...
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Meal Replacements and Medical Nutrition Therapy for Weight Management

Meal Replacements and Medical Nutrition Therapy for Weight Management Factors contributing to body weight regulation are complex and involve both environmental and physiological influences....
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Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: Metabolic / Bariatric...

Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Indicated for Many Patients Author: Cassie Story, RDN; Bariatric Dietitian With national trends increasing in...
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