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Low parental health literacy limits child’s weight-loss options

July 30, 2015

Parents who struggle to understand basic health nutrition information are less likely to turn to recommended weight-loss strategies for their children, including increasing physical activity and eating more fruits and vegetables, according to research in Appetite.

In an analysis of survey data from U.S. parents of preschool-age children participating in a prospective, longitudinal panel study, researchers found that parents with low health literacy endorsed a narrower range of strategies overall and also were more likely to consider unsafe weight-loss choices, including diet pills.

Elizabeth Walker In the Journals

Telephone counseling improves diabetes management among urban adults

July 30, 2015
Urban-area adults with diabetes improved both their HbA1c and diabetes self-management routines following telephone counseling with community-based health educators…
Charis Eng, MD, PhD In the Journals

Risk calculator an accurate, cost-effective prescreening tool for PTEN mutations

July 30, 2015
The PTEN Cleveland Clinic score appeared to be a cost-effective prescreening tool to identify patients with Cowden-like disease who are appropriate candidates for…
David Weber In the Journals

Fractures common in type 1 diabetes

July 29, 2015
Increased risk for fracture, beginning in childhood and extending through life, is associated with type 1 diabetes, according to recent study findings published in…
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Weight loss from lifestyle changes associated with improved NASH

July 29, 2015
Weight loss after changes to diet and exercise routines among patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis was associated with an improvement in nonalcoholic…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

June 12, 2015
BOSTON — Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, discusses the war on diabetes declared in 1940 after an alarming 750,000…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

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Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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