There's a lot of talk about dietary guidelines going on at the moment. News out of the US, the ADA (now Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) are changing their dietary guidelines....the report indicates saturated fats and cholesterol are no longer considered 'evil' and carbohydrates have been recognised as more of an issue than saturated fats.
The key points of the published report are as follows:
1. Dietary cholesterol is no longer a nutrient of concern.
2 There is a lack of scientific consensus on sodium consumption recommendations. (some people probably not consuming enough)
3. "Not a single study included in the review for cardiovascular disease is reported to have identified saturated fat as having an unfavorable association with cardiovascular disease." Advice to de-emphasize saturated fat as a nutrient of concern.
4. LDL and HDL are not suitable for use as surrogates for the impact of diet on heart disease in dietary intervention trials
5. "carbohydrate intake conveys a greater amount of cardiovascular disease risk than does saturated fat."
6. "it is likely that the impact of carbohydrate on cardiovascular disease risk is positive."
7. "the evidence is strongest that a reduction in the intake of added sugars will improve the health of the American public. "
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics comments can be found here:
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I am a social worker with a beautiful, wonderful, “sweet” diabetic teenage daughter.
I have recently started my PhD and will be focusing on the topic of Type 1 Diabetes. Currently looking for interesting ideas for research, and would love your suggestions.
My original topic of interest was problem behaviours (drugs, delinquency, etc) among teens with T1D, but lately I have noticed a big lack in literature specific to adults with T1D, as it seems most of that research focuses on Type 2 or lumps together all types of diabetes, so I’m considering looking at adult populations with T1D.
In short, I am open to ideas, suggestions and feedback.
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