Can a Healthy Diet Offset Obesity Genes?
Obesity has both genetic and environmental underpinnings. What is less well understood is whether strategic lifestyle changes in those individuals carrying obesity-related genes can yield weight loss. Or is it possible that these individuals are destined for obesity? Researchers from Harvard University examined data from two well-known prospective cohorts across 20 years of follow up to assess how adherence to healthy dietary patterns interacts with genetic predisposition to obesity to influence long-term changes in body weight and BMI.
Race-Specific Cardiometabolic Effects of Balanced, High-Fat Diet
Nutrition intervention studies utilizing a low-fat diet have failed to consistently demonstrate reductions in long-term weight loss and cardiometabolic outcomes. Higher fat diets are associated with improved dietary adherence and body composition. Does an optimal macronutrient ratio exist for weight management and cardiometabolic health, and are the effects race-specific? Researchers from Vanderbilt University investigated whether a balanced, high-fat diet (BHFD) intervention produced differential cardiometabolic effects in European American vs. African American women with obesity.
Start the Resolution: Stopping the Progression of Chronic Disease
Robert Martindale, MD, PhD 
What tools exist to help prevent chronic inflammation and disease? In this presentation, Dr. Robert Martindale explores the newest paradigm in metabolic mediation: inflammation resolution physiology.
Dr. Martindale differentiates between anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution actions in the body and delves into the unique roles that polyunsaturated fatty acids vs. specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) play in inflammation. 
Dr. Robert Martindale is Professor and Chief of the Division of GI and General Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR.
Christopher Keroack, MD, IFMCP
Christopher Keroack, MD, IFMCP
Thursday, March 29, 2018
11-11:30 AM PT
In this week’s Metagenics Advanced Practitioner Services (MAPS) talk, “Transitioning Out of the Ketogenic Diet,” Dr. Christopher Keroack, internist and CEO at New England Center for Functional Medicine, imparts a step-by-step approach to transition patients from the ketogenic platform into a long-term eating pattern.

Transitioning out of the ketogenic dietary pattern is equally as important as the initiation. If the transition is implemented incorrectly, the improvements seen during the diet, such as weight loss and chronic disease mitigation, may be attenuated or lost. 
Complimentary, Accredited Continuing Education (CE)
One of the many ways Metagenics Institute supports healthcare practitioners is by offering continuing education (CE) modules through accredited partners, including AIHM, AANP, ACPM, IFNA, and Scripps Health. All CE is complimentary to registered Metagenics Institute users.
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