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  February 2010
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Other Nutrition News

Fat Not in Overdrive, but Not in Reverse
The finding from two new studies that U.S. obesity is plateauing “is not a cause for complacency or celebration,” says one expert, quoted in an LA Times article. More work is needed to reverse the obesity trend altogether.

FDA Issues Some New Guidance on BPA
The administration isn’t saying that the chemical is safe, but it isn’t saying that it’s not, either. The FDA has “some concern,” though, when it comes to infant food packaging, according to a CNN article.

Editor's E-Note

It’s American Heart Month—28 straight days dedicated to raising heart health awareness, as Maggie Moon, MS, RD, writes in an article in our February print edition highlighting novel interventions that provide nutrition education to children and adults. It’s the perfect time to further impress on your clients and patients the tenets of a heart-smart diet and the importance of knowing their risk factors for heart-related disease.

The latter is the focus of this month’s E-News Exclusive, which discusses new research from the University of Michigan Medical School that finds a more comprehensive approach to heart health may be warranted. It’s an approach that goes beyond recognizing the danger that a high LDL cholesterol level poses to take all important risk factors into account.

Read on for more details about the study. Looking for more heart health content? Be sure to check out our February print issue, which features strategies to help clients reduce their sugar intake according to the American Heart Association’s recent recommendations and more.

Heads up, in case you missed the talk of it on our Web site: The March issue will include a special feature spotlighting 10 dietitians and their endeavors within the field. It’s our way of recognizing National Nutrition Month and all that dietitians do to advance human health. Look for it in next month’s print edition!

— Heather W. Gurk, editor


E-News Exclusive

Treat the Risk, Not the Cholesterol — Study Disputes Current Recommendations

A new study challenges the medical thinking that the lower someone’s cholesterol the better. Tailoring treatment to patients’ overall heart attack risk by considering all risk factors (eg, age, family history, smoking status) was more effective and used fewer high-dose statins than strategies to drive down cholesterol to a certain target level, according to the study from the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Health System.

While the study authors support the use of cholesterol-lowering statins, they conclude that patients and their physicians should consider all of the factors that put them at risk for heart attack and stroke.

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Field Notes

Yoga Reduces Cytokine Levels Known to Promote Inflammation

Regularly practicing yoga exercises may lower a number of compounds in the blood and reduce the level of inflammation that normally rises because of both normal aging and stress, a new study has shown.

The study, done by Ohio State University researchers and reported in Psychosomatic Medicine, shows that women who routinely practiced yoga had lower amounts of the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) in their blood.

The women also showed smaller increases in IL-6 after stressful experiences than did women who were the same age and weight but who were not yoga practitioners.

IL-6 is an important part of the body’s inflammatory response and has been implicated in heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and other age-related debilitating diseases. Reducing inflammation may provide substantial short- and long-term health benefits, the researchers suggest.

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Profiles of deserving RDs

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