Clinical Guide to Popular Diets
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Introduction - Navigating the Weight Loss Industry. The Dash Diet - Overview, How it Works, Research and Typical Results, Pros and Cons, Is this the right diet for you? Weight Watchers - Overview, How it Works, Research and Typical Results, Pros and Cons, Is this the right diet for you? Mediterranean Diet - Overview, How it Works, Research and Typical Results, Pros and Cons, Is this the right diet for you? Paleo Diet - Overview, How it Works, Research and Typical Results, Pros and Cons, Is this the right diet for you? Meal Delivery Systems - Overview, How it Works, Research and Typical Results, Pros and Cons, Is this the right diet for you? Atkins Diet - Overview, How it Works, Research and Typical Results, Pros and Cons, Is this the right diet for you? South Beach - Overview, How it Works, Research and Typical Results, Pros and Cons, Is this the right diet for you? The Zone - Overview, How it Works, Research and Typical Results, Pros and Cons, Is this the right diet for you? How to Evaluate New Diet Trends.

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Caroline Apovian, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine, USA. She is also Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, USA. Dr. Apovian is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on nutrition and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition since 1990. Her current research interests are in weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, the bariatric surgery population and novel pharmacotherapeutic antiobesity agents. She is also an expert in the technique for subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies, and has been performing these biopsies on research subjects for over 10 years. She was on the expert panel for updating the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society which were published in Circulation, Obesity and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. She was also the Chair of the recently published Endocrine Society guidelines on the Pharmacologic Management of Obesity. Elizabeth Brouillard, RD, LDN, CDE is the Nutrition Manager for The Center of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center. She has been a registered dietitian for 8 years and has focused most of her career on weight management and diabetes. She obtained a certificate in adult weight management from the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetic and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Elizabeth works in the outpatient settings and sees patients everyday struggle to make diet and lifestyle changes for weight loss and glycemic control. Many of her patients have tried several different diets with varying success in the past and Elizabeth been able to work with these patients to determine which diet plan will work best for them based on their current health, lifestyle, and food preferences. Lorraine Young, MD, is the Clinical Nutrition Manager (CNM) at Boston Medical Center (BMC), I am responsible for the management of all in patient clinical nutrition services and dietitians for both adult and pediatric patients as well as two Pediatric outpatient dietitians. Clinically, I manage all home parenteral and complex enteral patients discharged from the hospital or referred to the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Department. I am also responsible for the clinical care of these patients when admitted to the hospital. I have over 35 years of experience in the field of Nutrition Support as well as in conducting clinical research with one of the original developers of parenteral nutrition in the United States. These research projects included work with intravenous and enteral glutamine and growth hormone in critically ill patients. I have published extensively in this area.

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