Alcohol and Breast Cancer: What to Tell Your Patients

One risk factor that researchers have established, with some debate, is that drinking alcohol increases a woman’s risk for breast cancer. Ideally, no alcohol is best, but what should registered dietitians (RDs) tell patients who are worried about their risk but also find...

Dietary Diversity: How Did the Message Get Lost in Translation?

A recent scientific advisory statement from the American Heart Association shed new light on a concept that most registered dietitian nutritionists likely talk to patients and the public about daily—dietary diversity, the idea of choosing a variety of foods each day.

Barbequed Meat May Increase the Risk for Hypertension

In a study of more than 100,000 men and women, researchers assessed the connection between cooking red meat, poultry, and fish at a high temperature, as well as doneness preferences, in relation to hypertension risk.

A Low-Energy Diet Can Maintain Weight Loss in the Long Term

Obese patients with knee osteoarthritis took part in a randomized trial to determine the best weight-loss maintenance tactics.

Plant-Based Diet Can Prevent, Manage CVD

A new study investigated the connection between incorporating a plant-based diet into your daily routine and the risk for cardiovascular disease. 

The Ketogenic Diet: Pros and Cons

How many times a day are you asked about the ketogenic diet? What do you tell your patients? Does the keto diet really work for weight loss? What about for neurological disorders and cancer?

Liquid Aminos, Value Added or Mistable Waste?

You may want to add a recommendation for liquid amino acids to your vegan and vegetarian clients the next time they ask you for your top protein picks and you stall after recommending hemp.

Intermittent Fasting: Another Diet Fad, or Yo-Yo Dieting With Benefits?

Intermittent fasting (IF), also known as alternate day fasting (ADF), has been touted as a weight loss method by celebrities and the media. Proponents of IF claim that adherence and flexibility are greater, compared with traditional calorie restricted diets.