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Nutrition

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on nutrition and related issues, including diets, physical activity, prevention of cardiovascular disease, vegetarian diets, and vitamin supplementation (i.e., antioxidant supplements, B-complex vitamins, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin E, and zinc). New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
Note: See separate topic collection on Health Maintenance and Counseling.

Categories

General

Specific Vitamins and Nutrients

Complications and Special Situations

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care



General

06/01/2016 Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
03/15/2016 DGAC Makes Food-Based Recommendations in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans [Practice Guidelines]
09/15/2015 Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors [Putting Prevention into Practice]
05/01/2015 Nutrition Myths and Healthy Dietary Advice in Clinical Practice
01/01/2015 Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
06/01/2013 Daily Multivitamins Do Not Reduce Major Cardiovascular Events in Men and Do Not Affect Mortality [POEMs]
03/15/2013 Daily Multivitamins Have Minimal, if Any, Effect on Preventing Cancer in Men and Do Not Affect Mortality [POEMs]
11/01/2006 Nutrition in Toddlers Patient Education
01/15/2006 Nutritional Assessment and Counseling for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Patient Education
10/15/2002 American Cancer Society Releases Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention [Practice Guidelines]
03/15/1999 Taking a Nutrition History: A Practical Approach for Family Physicians Patient Education

Specific Vitamins and Nutrients

06/01/2014 Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]
06/01/2014 Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
06/01/2013 Vitamin D + Calcium = Placebo for Cognitive Decline [POEMs]
03/01/2013 Vitamin D Supplementation for Women During Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians]
02/15/2013 Pharmacologic Therapy for Vitamin D Deficiency [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
06/15/2011 Update on Vitamin B12 Deficiency
06/01/2011 IOM Releases Report on Dietary Refernce Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D [Practice Guidelines]
04/01/2010 Effectiveness of B-Complex Vitamins for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events [Cochrane for Clinicians]
03/15/2010 VItamin D Supplementation in Infants, Children, and Adolescents Patient Education
10/15/2009 Recognition and Management of Vitamin D Deficiency
08/15/2009 Dietary Fatty Acids Patient Education
07/15/2009 AAP Doubles Recommended Vitamin D Intake in Children [Practice Guidelines]
05/01/2009 Zinc: An Essential Micronutrient
11/01/2008 Antioxidant Supplements Do Not Improve Mortality and May Cause Harm [Cochrane for Clinicians]
04/01/2004 Do Vitamin C Supplements Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Mortality? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Complications and Special Situations

01/15/2011 Specialized Nutrition Support Algorithm
04/01/2004 ACS Releases Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment [Practice Guidelines]

Editorials and Letters

01/15/2016 Dietary Supplements: How Family Physicians Can Address Safety Concerns by Working with the FDA [Editorials]
04/15/2013 Should Family Physicians Screen for Vitamin D Deficiency? Yes: Targeted Screening in At-Risk Populations Is Prudent [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
04/15/2013 Should Family Physicians Screen for Vitamin D Deficiency? No: Screening Is Unnecessary, and Routine Supplementation Makes More Sense [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
02/01/2013 Does Widespread Calcium Supplementation Pose Cardiovascular Risk? Yes: The Potential Risk Is a Concern [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
02/01/2013 Does Widespread Calcium Supplementation Pose Cardiovascular Risk? No: Concerns Are Unwarranted [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
03/15/2010 Vitamin D in Children: The Right Dose of Evidence [Editorials]
08/15/2009 Dietary Fat: Quantity and Quality [Editorials]
04/01/2009 Long-Term Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet [Editorials]
06/01/2005 The Vitamin E Saga: Lessons in Patient-Oriented Evidence [Editorials]

Improving Practice

From Family Practice Management

Four Strategies for Promoting Health Lifestyles in Your Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

03/15/2010 Vitamin D and Children Patient Education
08/15/2009 Trans Fats Patient Education
11/01/2006 Giving Your Child the Best Nutrition Patient Education
01/15/2006 Keeping Your Heart Healthy Through Good Nutrition and Exercise Patient Education
02/15/2004 Nutrition: Tips for Improving Your Health Patient Education
02/15/2004 Nutrition: Choosing Healthy, Low-Fat Foods Patient Education

From Familydoctor.org

Healthy Food Choices
Nutrients and Nutritional Info
AIM-HI Nutrient Deficiency Risk Questionnaire

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