Weight Management

Omega-3 supplements fail to reduce body weight, insulin resistance in adolescents with obesity
Combined with a hypocaloric diet, an omega-3 fatty acid supplement failed to improve measures of insulin resistance and body weight in children with obesity over 3 months, according to findings from a randomized controlled trial published in Pediatric Obesity. Source: Omega-3 supplements fail to reduce body weight, insulin resistance in adolescents with Read more
Nonnutritive Sweeteners in Weight Management and Chronic Disease: A Review
The objective of this review was to critically review findings from recent studies evaluating the effects of nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs) on metabolism, weight, and obesity‐related chronic diseases. Biologic mechanisms that may explain NNS effects will also be addressed. Source:Nonnutritive Sweeteners in Weight Management and Chronic Disease: A Read more
A Ketone Ester Drink Lowers Human Ghrelin and Appetite
The ketones d‐β‐hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and acetoacetate are elevated during prolonged fasting or during a “ketogenic” diet. Although weight loss on a ketogenic diet may be associated with decreased appetite and altered gut hormone levels, it is unknown whether such changes are caused by elevated blood ketones. This study investigated the effects of an exogenous ketone ester… Read more Read more
Metabolic changes make weight loss maintenance difficult, but not impossible
On their own, most individuals are rarely able to lose a substantial amount of body weight and keep it off. Although record numbers of U.S. adults have an elevated BMI, more than 80% of respondents with overweight or obesity told a 2013 Gallup Poll that they had lost a large amount of weight at least… Read more Read more
Weight Management May Reverse T2D
Study participants achieved remission to non-diabetic state Source: Weight Management May Reverse Read more
Study: High-energy breakfast aids weight loss in diabetics
Obese people with type 2 diabetes can improve their conditions with a high-energy breakfast but a smaller lunch and dinner, according to research from Israel. Source: Study: High-energy Read more
‘Metabolically Healthy’ Obesity? Not So Much, Study Finds
Nearly 40% increase in CV events, even without diabetes or biomarker risk factors Source: ‘Metabolically Healthy’ Obesity? Not So Much, Study Read more
Low maternal vitamin D & increased percent body fat in children
Women with low vitamin D at 15 weeks’ gestation were more likely to have children with a higher percentage body fat at age 5 years old. Read more about this interesting study in this article offered by Helio: Low maternal vitamin D associated with increased percent body fat in Read more
NutriScape Wants Your Best Resource Links
As fantastic as Google is, it can’t filter out the fluff that we, as dietitians were not looking for. NutriScape has undertaken the massive task of linking one central site to all of the most useful nutrition related resources the internet has to offer.   RD.NutriScape.net seeks to provide the professional content you are looking for…. Read more Read more
Interleukin 32
Physician’s Briefing offers this summary of Read more
History of the Microbiome
This series from Medscape traces the history of the microbiome and the explosion of new Read more
Biggest Losers Give Us a Lesson on Metabolic Adaptation
If we are reading this study right, it means that some of our estimates of calorie needs could be off by hundreds of calories for patients who have had a past history of “successful” dieting.   A study of “The Biggest Loser” participants showed metabolic adaptation was −499 ± 207 calories per day even 6 years after the competition!… Read more Read more
Mifflin-St.Jeor Calorie Calculator
Calculator.Net offers this calorie calculator based on the Mifflin-St.Jeor energy prediction equation. Although this equation is the most appropriate and most accurate for healthy individuals seeking weight loss, metabolic adaptation is significant patients with a  history of weight loss.  A study of “The Biggest Loser” participants showed metabolic adaptation of −499 ± 207 calories per day after 6 Read more
Some Diabetes Rx are Better for NASH/NAFLD
“Several of the current medications for diabetes may be beneficial for treatment of fatty liver. These include pioglitazone and exenatide,” according to this article in Read more
Diabetes and Weight Management Education
 PriMed CE Offerings includes numerous topics of interest to dietitians.  They unfortunately don’t appear to offer CE for Read more
Air Frying!
Now here’s an alternative to frying! GoWISE USA GW22621 4th Generation Electric Air Fryer w/ Touch Screen Technology, Button Guard & Detachable Basket – Black 3.7 QT, 1400W + Recipe Read more