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What is the optimal or ideal body weight? It depends on how you define it. The optimal body weight for an Olympic weight lifter, Sumo wrestler, or professional football lineman is well above a body mass index (BMI) of 30, at least in terms of athletic success. However, in...
 


Ohio State research team conducted a double-blind, randomized crossover trial to determine if the type of dietary fat could impact cognitive function. The subjects were 51 women (n = 32 breast cancer survivors, n = 19 noncancer controls; mean ± SD age: 53 ± 8 y). The researchers assessed...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 


To understand anti-nutrients we first need to understand nutrients. Nutrients are substances in food that our bodies need to grow and thrive. Macronutrients are needed in larger amounts:  protein, carbohydrate, and fat. Micronutrients including vitamins and minerals are just as important as macronutrients; we simply need them in smaller amounts. Think of nutrients as building ... What are antinutrients and should I be concerned about them?


Coronavirus and Diabetes Do you wake up with an occasional sore throat, cough, or watery eyes and immediately think, “coronavirus”! You’re not alone. As the number of cases of COVID19 has surpassed one million in the US, we all await a vaccine in hopes of preventing the potentially deadly disease. To date, over 100,000 people ... Diabetes and Coronavirus Advice
Prevention

Last month we discussed the challenge of helping overweight clients lose and then keep off excess body fat stores and how data from the National Weight Control Registry and similar data from other countries can provide some insights. Of course, knowing what the relatively small percent of people did...