Focus on Nutrition and Nutrition Science

Focus on Nutrition and Nutrition Science

  • Focus on Nutrition and Nutrition Science
  • This month, we examine the role of diet and nutrition in disease prevention and management.


Which Patients Should be Eligible for Lap-Bands?

Hosted by: Maurice Pickard Guest: Diana Zuckerman The lap-band device dramatically reduces the size of a patient's stomach, and as such, it can be effective for weight loss in very obese patients. It offers at least one major advantage over gastric bypass surgery, in that the lap-band can be removed. But can the lap-band procedure also be safe and ...

October 20, 2014 | 14 min

Evidence-Based Trends in Nutrition Research, Part II

Hosted by: Mary Leuchars Guest: Timothy Harlan How can clinicians communicate with patients more effectively about nutrition and diet? Dr. Timothy Harlan, medical director of outpatient clinics, associate chief of general internal medicine, and assistant clinical professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, stresses the need to t...

October 20, 2014 | 15 min

Eating Disorders and Their Cost to the Community

Hosted by: Mary Leuchars Guest: Allegra Broft As eating disorders are generally on the rise in the United States, what are the personal and economic costs of anorexia and bulimia? Dr. Allegra Broft, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and research psychiatrist at the Eating Disorders Research Unit of the New York ...

October 13, 2014 | 15 min

A Family Practice Perspective on Nutrition for Diabetics

Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Jill Grimes Primary care physicians have an active role in the care of diabetes, from optimizing medical treatment and coordinating care with specialists, to providing basic guidance on nutrition. Why should nutrition be a high priority for this chronic disease, and how can we counsel our patients with diabetes on the...

October 13, 2014 | 15 min

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