Just Read: Dietary and nutritional approaches for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, via #Food4Thought18

Just Read: Dietary and nutritional approaches for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, via #Food4Thought18

This is a good overview of how to think about nutrition for various populations, via the #Food4Thought18 series.

Unlike the previous paper in the series that I just read (Just Read: Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance (written by the team of non-usual collaborators…)), I don’t know how often this group of authors collaborates.

I know and visited Will Yancy, MD, (@DrWillYancy) recently at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center (@DukeDFC), and was really impressed with what I saw (Just Read and Just Visited: Duke Diet and Fitness Center and Management of Type Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet – More reasons I love this century)

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Just Read: Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance (written by the team of non-usual collaborators…)

Just Read: Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance (written by the team of non-usual collaborators...)

This paper is part of a pretty remarkable series published by BMJ (which you can access here).

If you know the names of the people in the nutrition space, these are not names that appear on papers together usually (ever)? Their cred in this space precedes them. I’m sure many would love to be on the conference calls or emails where the piece was being formulated.

The papers are tied to a remarkable dialogue hosted by @SwissRe last week, which you can also access here.

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Just Read: Cherry Picked References in Journal Articles on Diets for Health – Is there a Hidden Nutrition Curriculum for Physicians?

Just Read: Cherry Picked References in Journal Articles on Diets for Health - Is there a Hidden Nutrition Curriculum for Physicians?

I was recently asked about the influences on physicians in the counseling and advocating of nutritional approaches. People believe physicians have complete autonomy in fitting nutritional guidance to the needs of the patient. So, for example, if they wish to support approaches such as carbohydrate restriction for people with insulin resistance, they are free to …

Just Read: Diets for Health, Goals and Guidelines (Except what if the guidelines aren’t working?) – American Family Physician

Just Read: Diets for Health, Goals and Guidelines (Except what if the guidelines aren't working?) - American Family Physician

I had high(er) hopes for this article, published in the journal of my medical specialty, American Family Physician (@AFPJournal), especially after other medical journals such as JAMA have begun to take a more expansive view of nutrition. However, I am disappointed. This quote for example. Diets for the treatment of specific medical conditions are beyond …

Just Read: 55% of Californians have Insulin Resistance

Just Read: 55% of Californians have Insulin Resistance

As the title of the post says.

This data comes from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (@UCLAchpr) and used a combination of interviews and statistical modeling from the US based NHANES survey (which does retrieve blood samples). The paper cites a figure of 90% of people who do not know they are insulin resistant.

Here’s the summary along with required terms of use statement (data used under the terms of use on the site).

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Just Read: Insulin Access and Affordability Working Group: Conclusions and Recommendations

Just Read: Insulin Access and Affordability Working Group: Conclusions and Recommendations

I read this paper and prepared a few slides relevant to a presentation I am putting together for a meetup I am organizing. As the title states, a working group convened by the American Diabetes Association convened a workgroup to examine the (significant) problem of insulin affordability.

I’ve placed stories next to the data to show the impact of the near tripling of insulin prices since 2003. For more information about the impact, you can follow the #insulin4all hashtag on twitter.

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Just Read and Just Visited: Duke Diet and Fitness Center and Management of Type Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet – More reasons I love this century

Just Read and Just Visited: Duke Diet and Fitness Center and Management of Type Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet - More reasons I love this century

The first few sentences of this paper tell the story to those who aren’t aware of the history here.

I learned about the paper while visiting one of its authors, Will Yancy, MD (@DrWillYancy) who’s the Director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center (@DukeDFC), in Durham, North Carolina. This is one of the places in the United States that has been on the forefront of innovating in science-based lifestyle change. Since 1969.

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Just Read: Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK; A Low Carbon Diet is also High Carbohydrate Diet

Just Read: Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK; A Low Carbon Diet is also High Carbohydrate Diet

I created this chart based on the data in this paper published in the journal Climactic Change (see reference below), which was used in this report: Building a Climate-Smart Healthcare System for California | Bay Area Council Economic Institute, in this context: Due to meat’s carbon-intensive production, simply moving from a diet “heavy” in meat …

Just Read: Resisting influence from agri-food industries on Canada’s new food guide (and the irony of the competing interest disclosures within)

Just Read:  Resisting influence from agri-food industries on Canada’s new food guide (and the irony of the competing interest disclosures within)

This is a piece written about the upcoming Canada Food Guide, which is Canada’s version of the United States dietary guidelines, and concerns about food industry influence. The article is paywalled, however this response from Dr’s Carol Loffelmann (@KetoAnaesMD) and Barbra Allen Bradshaw is available to review, and I recommend it as a counterpoint to …

Just Read: High red and processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance (except that maybe it’s not)

Just Read: High red and processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance (except that maybe it's not)

This paper is just now starting to receive some discussion online, however, it came to me via the alerts service of my medical specialty society, the American Academy of Family Physicians (@AAFP). This is a link to the actual brief, which caught my eye because of three things: Insulin Resistance NAFLD Red Meat Israeli researchers …