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Dietary guidelines have changed over the years as research becomes more accurate. Stay up to date on findings and get help sorting conflicting nutrition and diet advice.

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Dietary guidelines have changed over the years as research becomes more accurate. Stay up to date on findings and get help sorting conflicting nutrition and diet advice.

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    Eating Precisely: Merging Nutrition with Individualized Factors to Optimize Metabolic Health

    Eating Precisely: Merging Nutrition with Individualized Factors to Optimize Metabolic Health

    Dr. Suneil Koliwad is an Endocrinologist and an Expert in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. In this talk, he looks at obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease and the historical effects of the 1980's push of low fat diets. He also looks at calories and dieting for weight loss vs the healthspan. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35933]

    • 1 hr 28 min
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    SNAP: Does It Support Health?

    SNAP: Does It Support Health?

    1 in 9 US households are food insecure. Dr. Hilary Seligman looks at the impact of food insecurity on health across the lifespan. Food insecurity and health are tightly connected. SNAP reduces food insecurity and also the health impacts of food insecurity. Proposed reductions to SNAP benefits are likely to result in poorer health and increased health care expenditures. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35590]

    • 59 min
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    Sugar: The Unsweetened Truth and What We Can Do About It

    Sugar: The Unsweetened Truth and What We Can Do About It

    Obesity is at the root of silent epidemics such as type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Laura Schmidt explores the causes and solutions, taking lessons from tobacco: reducing the availability of harmful substances reduces consumption, thereby reducing harms to health. She talks about the UCSF Healthy Beverage Initiative and the effects it has had on employee health. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35586]

    • 1 hr 13 min
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    Boosting Bone Health to Prevent Injury and Speed Healing - Research on Aging

    Boosting Bone Health to Prevent Injury and Speed Healing - Research on Aging

    Bones are dynamic and continue to rebuild themselves, even as we age. Bone remodeling is supported by a healthy diet and by regular physical activity. Join Vicky Newman, MS, RDN to learn more about dietary choices that help calcium stay in our bones and out of our blood vessels to support both bone strength and arterial flexibility. Adequate calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K, and several trace minerals are all important, as is enough protein and alkaline minerals like magnesium. Our food, supplement, and activity choices help protect bone strength and structural flexibility to help prevent injury and speed healing. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35100]

    • 55 min
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    Eating Carbohydrates The Sugar and Insulin Dynamic

    Eating Carbohydrates The Sugar and Insulin Dynamic

    Insulin is necessary to utilize the energy we obtain from carbohydrates. Diabetes is characterized by a relative or absolute lack of insulin production. Dr. Sarah Kim explores the way the body digests carbohydrates and its effect on the pancreas and blood sugar levels.
    Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35069]

    • 3 min
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    A Serving Size of Meat versus What You Get at a Steakhouse

    A Serving Size of Meat versus What You Get at a Steakhouse

    Katie Ferraro, registered dietitian, explains what food labels and doctors mean by a serving size of meat. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34447]

    • 1 min

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