Just Read: Federal Commission for Nutrition. Vegan diets: review of nutritional benefits and risks. Expert report of the FCN

Just Read: Federal Commission for Nutrition. Vegan diets: review of nutritional benefits and risks. Expert report of the FCN

Federal Commission for Nutrition. Vegan diets: review of nutritional benefits and risks. Expert report of the FCN [Internet]. Bern: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office 2018. Available from: https://www.eek.admin.ch/eek/de/home/pub/ernaehrungsbezogene-und-gesundheitliche-vor–und-nachteile-einer.html (scroll down for English version) In the #FMRevolution, there’s no limit to ideas of interest when it comes to health… First (#Food4Thought18), now this. The Swiss …

Just Read: New Insights into Glucose Dysregulation from Continuous Glucose Monitoring & Foods Most Recommended for Reversing Prediabetes Seem to Have Greatest Potential to Cause Prediabetes

Just Read: New Insights into Glucose Dysregulation from Continuous Glucose Monitoring & Foods Most Recommended for Reversing Prediabetes Seem to Have Greatest Potential to Cause Prediabetes

This was bound to happen, and h/t Zoe Harcombe (@ZoeHarcombe) to alerting us to this new study looking at the measurements coming from continuous glucose monitors in a 30-57 subjects all various states of metabolic health. New technology shows early signs of metabolic unhealth In the slide above, the challenges to glucose regulation can be …

In the era of the social scientist, the finding that in usual/current care more people with diabetes die in a year than go into remission is a cause for hope, not grief

In the era of the social scientist, the finding that in usual/current care more people with diabetes die in a year than go into remission is a cause for hope, not grief

This post is a visual representation of the story I posted previously (see: A Different Take- My Conversation With the Author: Diabetes Remission Data from Kaiser Permanente Shows that Patients are Right to Have Hope. I needed to create a visual version for a set of slides I’m producing. Even then, it’s a little difficult …

Just Read: Orbiting the Giant Hairball, A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace, by Gordon MacKenzie

Just Read: Orbiting the Giant Hairball, A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace, by Gordon MacKenzie

Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace I don’t consider myself a corporate fool and this post is not about corporate foolery (hint, read the book…), it’s really the opposite. This work is a find recommendation the most recent Innovation Learning Network (@ILNmuse) in person meeting, which for me continues …

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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