Here are the best news and update articles from 2017. You do have to be a member to read the 23 full stories that are linked below but we have a recap of each story which makes a great overview of the main research and updates for the year of 2017 for all readers. If you are contemplating on joining as a member for 2018 there is never a better time than now to join because you can use the c ode HOLIDAY2017 for savings on the 2017 prices before they are increased in 2018. We have just updated the White Label Newsletter template and have a bunch of great stories and handouts coming up for 2018. PLUS you can get 4-9 extra seats on any membership for just ten dollars each. A whole office can enjoy our library and newsletters very economically.
News and Year in Review 2017
Fiber or Beans Beats Meat for Weight Control
Anne Raben of the University of Copenhagen found that eating protein from beans and peas will increase the feeling of fullness more than eating meat. If you want to lose weight without feeling hungry, high protein vegetables are the way to go. They are better for your heart, too.
Increased Hunger Is Cause of Failed Diets
A study of the Biggest Loser initially thought that a slowed metabolism is the cause of weight gain but the study authors later recanted that the cause of diet failure is excess calorie restriction and hunger.
Macronutrients and Prediabetes - Plant-Based Is Best for Prevention and Treatment
The impact of the three major macronutrients (fat, protein, & carbohydrate) on insulin sensitivity and the development of type 2 DM has been debated for more than 100 years. The results of a prospective study that followed 38,094 Dutch adults (21-70y) for 10.1 years featured observations that subjects consuming a diet higher in protein and lower in either fat or carbohydrate were significantly more likely to develop type 2 DM. A more plant-based diet will help prevent and treat type 2 DM.
New Exercise Guidelines for People With Diabetes
The ADA recommends 3 minutes of light activity every 30 minutes if you sit all day and have diabetes. This will help with blood sugar management.
10 A Day Is Best
After analyzing over 95 studies that examined the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, London researchers concluded that 800 grams of daily fruits and vegetables (roughly equivalent to 10 portions) was linked to the lowest risk of premature death and disease. The most healthful produce included apples, pears, green leafy vegetables, and cruciferous vegetables. These findings were recently published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Mediterranean Diet Lowers Death
Dr Zorba’s podcasts were featured by our dietitian writer, Hollis Bass, MEd, RDN. Some updates include long term weight loss, lower mortality rate, lower heart disease risk, and better lipids in post menopausal women.
Plant Based Diet Better for Managing Weight
Lisa Andrews provides a research update where people on a vegan diet lost more weight than other diets. It is easy if you follow her swaps.
Omega 3s Reduce Asthma Symptoms
A recent study in MN found that omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce the inflammatory response seen in patients with asthma.
Tsimane Teach Heart Lessons
The Tsimane are an indigenous tribe in the Amazon who eat a plant based diet very high in fiber. They have a very low incidence of coronary artery disease. The bottom line is that prevention really works.
Going Gluten Free Raises Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Gluten free foods often contain less fiber and Harvard researchers found that gluten free can spell trouble for those trying to prevent type 2 diabetes.
American Heart Association Chimes In On Reducing Added Sugars
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting added sugar to about 10% of calories for most people and this is about 150-250 calories per day based on a diet that is 1500 to 2500 calories. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 100 calories per day of added sugars. This is about 5 teaspoons.
Credible and Incredible Salt Research
We always hear conflicting points of view on sodium/salt. Dr. Kenney mentions 4 different studies and why they found the results they did. It is still prudent to follow the low-sodium DASH study recommendations to limit sodium and eat a DASH diet.
Nutrition Therapy Promising for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of disability in the US and there is a diet and exercise program that shows you can reduce OA pain by reducing inflammation. This is good news for dietitians who want to prescribe a more healthful diet for their patients to make a difference with this disease. More fiber, please!
Truth About the Alkaline Diet
Lynn Greiger explains how their is no science to the alkaline diet but it is always good to eat more fruits and vegetables for optimal health and weight control.
Breakfast and Weight Loss
Loma Linda researchers found that breaking the fast early in the day will help people eat fewer calories and have a lower BMI.
The American Heart Association Releases Blueprint
The AHA released a blueprint to emphases a plant based diet and to limit saturated fat, trans fat, added sugars, and sodium.
A2 Milk May Help Lactose Intolerant Patients Enjoy Milk
For people with lactose intolerance there is milk made with A2 beta-casein protein. The result is easier digestion for this calcium-rich food.
Stroke and Dementia Share Risk Factors
If you have been following the research on stroke, dementia, heart disease, and Alzheimers, this study update is no surprise. An ounce of prevention is worth way more than a pound of treatment here.
Moderate Weight Loss Makes Big Difference
You don’t have to be the biggest loser you just have to lose a little weight to make a big difference according to a new study.
Med for Head
Thee is more research that diet may help ADD and ADHD in children and teens. By lowering the amount of processed foods in the diet parents may be able to help children prevent or treat this disorder.
Paleo Diet Promotes Heart Disease
There is a research update which explains that increasing the animal protein in the diet also increases the incidence of heart disease. TED video link included.
MIND Eating Pattern
Food does play an important role in decreasing heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimers. Here is an update on the MIND diet, which uses more vegetables to lower the incidence of Alzheimers.
Plant Based Diets Lower Heart Disease
Plant based eating patterns that are healthy help lower the rate of heart disease.
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