Your Weekly Nutrition Update
An educational newsletter for all healthcare providers
New Clinical News from ESC 2017!
Results from PURE Multi-National Cohort Study Challenge
Current Dietary Guidelines, Particularly on Fat Intake   
Findings from the  Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study -which consisted of more than 135,000 individuals from 18 low-, middle- and high-income countries from five continents-showed that  (1) high carbohydrate intake was linked to worse total mortality, whereas high fat intake was linked to lower risk; (2) reducing saturated fat intake and replacing it with carbohydrate was linked to the most adverse effects on blood lipids; and (3) combined fruit, vegetable, and legume consumption at 3-4 servings per day were associated with a lower total mortality and non-cardiovascular mortality  

Clinical Summary
Increased BMI during Puberty and Adolescence Associated with Risk of Adult Stroke    

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stroke is the second leading cause of death for people over the age of 60, claiming a life every 10 seconds and resulting in over 6 million deaths annually. In more recent years, the prevalence of stroke has increased in younger adults with new statistics indicating it is now the fifth leading cause of mortality in those aged 15-59 years of age ...
T alking Health- Not Weight- Key to Improving Weight Loss in Patients

An article published in a recent edition of Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy proposes a shift from discussing BMI and weight loss with patients in the provider's office, to focusing on the topics of awareness and education surrounding healthy life habits, physical activity in particular...

The Metagenics Institute offers complimentary continuing education (CE) for Registered Dietitians and Functional Nutrition Specialists. Browse the Metagenics Institute content and select from the various videos and podcasts available, all of which have been approved by IFNA to be applied towards CE credits

Once you have completed your selected CE course, download and print the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) certificate. Complete the certificate with the title of the video or podcast you selected, your name and the date. Submit your completed certificate to Each collective 1 hour course is equivalent to 1.0 IFNA approved CE credit

*All CE is complimentary to registered MHICN users 

Follow MHICN on Twitter and like us on Facebook for daily news and research