Your Weekly Nutrition Update
An educational newsletter for all healthcare providers

New Clinical News!
Does the Type of Sugar in Your Beverage Matter?
Epidemiological research has consistently shown that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) links to increased energy consumption, and people do not compensate for the extra calories from SSB by eating less food, resulting in an increase in total caloric intake. It is thus believed that SSB is a major contributor to obesity and related health problems such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Now, a new experimental study demonstrated that, aside from increased calories, the type of sugar in SSB has differential effects on glucose and lipid metabolism and vascular function. Hint: fructose is worse... 

New Clinical Tool
Micronutrient deficiencies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory bowel disease is an idiopathic disease characterized by dysregulated immune response to commensal intestinal microflora. Two types of IBD are ulcerative colitis, inflammation of colon, and Crohn's disease, inflammation of one or more sections of the gastrointestinal tract. Malnutrition in IBD patients can be divided into protein-energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency

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Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediator (SPM) Levels Increase in Mothers and Newborns If EPA or DHA Rich Supplements Taken During Pregnancy
DHA or EPA supplementation during gestation increases SPM levels in mothers and newborn babies. Omega-3 fatty acids and metabolic precursors such as specialized pro-resolving mediators, or SPMs, have been associated with reduction of inflammation, and other health conditions. In pregnancy, omega-3 supplementation has been shown to reduce preterm birth and neonatal concerns...

Evolution of Probiotic Use in Patient Care 
Robert Martindale, MD, PhD      
In this video Dr Robert Martindale answers the question, "How Has the Role of Probiotic Use Evolved for Patient Care and Management?" Dr Martindale has seen the perception of probiotics move into the role of hardcore science over the decades, since there were not much data on probiotics in the early days 

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Finally, Don't Forget! March is National Nutrition Month
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During the month of March help improve patient health outcomes by raising awareness of National Nutrition Month  
Suggest adding brightly colored foods to the weekly menu and smart snacks for the kids, as well as low sugar options. Healthy eating on the run can be a bit of a challenge, but with some planning it can provide you with more energy and an overall feeling of health and wellness

Check out the link below for helpful tips to share from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Food, Nutrition and Health Tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition Prescriptions: An Opportunity to Induce Behavior Change  
and Improve Health
It is well known that nutrition plays a major role in the prevention and management of several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, as well as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and overweight and obesity. Chronic disease is very common in the United States and nearly 70% of American adults are overweight or obese

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