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Nutrition

Mar 15, 2016 Issue
Eating Less Meat: A Healthy and Environmentally Responsible Dietary Choice [Editorials]

What should physicians tell their patients about eating meat?


Feb 15, 2016 Issue
Treating Low Vitamin D Levels Is Ineffective in Postmenopausal Women [POEMs]

You do not have to treat a low vitamin D level if your patient is a typical community-dwelling postmenopausal woman younger than 75 years. The usual dosage of vitamin D, 800 IU (20 mcg) daily, will not increase levels even after a year of therapy and has little effect on calcium absorption or bone mineral density.


Jan 15, 2016 Issue
Dietary Supplements: How Family Physicians Can Address Safety Concerns by Working with the FDA [Editorials]

Your patients are likely using some type of dietary supplement, whether they tell you or not. What can a physician do to support and protect patients from harm if they choose to use readily available dietary supplements?


Sep 15, 2015 Issue
Atopic Eczema and Early Introduction of Solid Foods [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

In most children, solid foods may be introduced before four to six months of age without increasing the risk of atopic eczema.


Sep 15, 2015 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors [Putting Prevention into Practice]

J.W., a 34-year-old man who smokes, presents for his annual checkup for hypertension. Hisblood pressure is elevated (142/95 mm Hg), and he has gained 10 lb (4.5 kg) since his lastvisit. J.W. is now considered overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg per m2. He reports no other symptoms or problems.


Aug 1, 2015 Issue
Micronutrient Supplementation During Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

A multimicronutrient supplement is an oral tablet containing the recommended daily allowance of several vitamins and minerals. The World Health Organization does not recommend multimicronutrient supplementation because of the potential for increased neonatal mortality in some situations.


May 1, 2015 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults who are overweight or obese and have additional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for CVD prevention.


May 1, 2015 Issue
Nutrition Myths and Healthy Dietary Advice in Clinical Practice [Article]

Learn to avoid common nutrition myths and counsel patients to improve their diets by eating more whole foods (e.g., fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts) instead of ultraprocessed foods.


Feb 15, 2015 Issue
Low-Carbohydrate Diet Better Than Low-Fat Diet to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cause Weight Loss [POEMs]

More than 40 years ago, Dr. Robert Atkins wrote his first book advocating for a low-carbohydrate diet to cause and sustain weight loss. This study (of mostly women) found that a low-carbohydrate diet—though not as severe a diet as the Atkins approach—caused an average 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) greater weight loss than a low-fat diet.


Jan 1, 2015 Issue
Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the use of multivitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.


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