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Five-year Clinical Trial Demonstrated Superiority of Bariatric Surgery to Intensive Medical Therapy in Diabetes Management

The prevalence of T2D is increasing rapidly along with the obesity pandemic. According to the CDC, more than 29 million Americans have T2D. Diabetic complications such as cardiovascular disease, neuropathy, retinopathy, and nephropathy are debilitating and can lead to fatal events

Bariatric surgery is not only effective for weight loss, but h as emerged as a valuable option for the treatment of T2D among obese patients; however data supporting the long-term benefits of bariatric surgery in diabetes management have been...

Obesity Rates Rise but Fewer Make Efforts to Lose Weight
Based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) noted that obesity rates in the United States have continued to increase but efforts to lose weight have decreased. The increase in obesity and weight gain over the last 20 years, with a concurrent lack of attempts to lose weight, has likely led to the rise in a multitude of chronic diseases including Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and heart disease...

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  Real World Insights into Medical Nutrition Therapy with Nilima Desai, RD, MPH

In this podcast Nilima Desai, RD, MPH provides clarity on Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and its function in managing optimal health outcomes, as well as the history of MNT. MNT is defined as "nutritional diagnostic therapy and counseling services for the purpose of disease management, which are furnished by a registered dietitian (RD) or nutrition professional"

Nutrigenomic Support to Lower Risk of Diabetes
Magnesium is one of the most abundant cations in the body and a cofactor in many enzymatic pathways particularly those related to glucose metabolism.  Magnesium is required for glucose utilization and insulin signaling while insulin stimulates magnesium uptake into insulin-sensitive tissues

Low serum magnesium levels are typically seen in subjects with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) whereas, those individuals with higher dietary magnesium intake, and therefore serum levels, have lower rates of insulin resistance and risk of T2D

Does Increased Protein Intake Equal More Muscle?
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition used data from the third generation of Framingham Study participants to examine the effects of dietary protein trends on skeletal muscle

After analyzing data from over 2000 patients, researchers Mangamo, et al concluded that higher dietary protein consumption had positive effects on lean muscle mass and quadriceps strength. Protein consumption did not appear to affect bone mineral density

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