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  September 2010
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Continuing Education

Learn about bariatric surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes in this month’s issue of Today’s Dietitian. Read the “Today’s CPE” article, take the 10-question online test, and earn two CPEUs!

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Other Nutrition News

Pass the Salt, Hold the Sodium
The Chicago Tribune asks: People need to lower their sodium—but with all of the alternatives to sugar that exist, why isn't there a low-sodium salt available?

Genetics Pushes Canola Into the Wild
The New York Times reports on the first instances of a genetically modified crop establishing itself in the wild.

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Editor's E-Note

With sedentary behaviors such as watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Web linked to obesity, is it possible that using the Internet regularly can help people maintain weight loss? Indeed, says a Kaiser Permanente study. Read about the results in this month’s E-News Exclusive.

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Attending the American Dietetic Association’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo this year in Boston? Be sure to check out our dining guide, which highlights the city’s hot spots, in the October issue.

— Heather W. Gurk, editor


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E-News Exclusive

Click HereStudy Finds Interactive Website Helps People Maintain Weight Loss

The more people used an interactive weight-management website, the more weight loss they maintained, according to a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study published online in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

The National Institutes of Health-funded study evaluated an Internet-based, weight-maintenance intervention involving 348 participants. Consistent website users who logged on and recorded their weight at least once per month for 2 1/2 years maintained the most weight loss, the study found.

"Consistency and accountability are essential in any weight-maintenance program. The unique part of this intervention was that it was available on the Internet whenever and wherever people wanted to use it," says study lead author Kristine L. Funk, MS, RD, a researcher at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore.

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Field Notes

Hungry Children, Youths Have More Health Problems

Children and youths who experience hunger appear more likely to have health problems, and repeated episodes of hunger may be particularly toxic, according to a report in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

Food insecurity affected approximately 15% of American households in 2008, according to the article. This marks an increase from 11% in 2007 and the highest prevalence since monitoring began in 1995. Child hunger is an extreme manifestation of food insecurity, defined as a period of time when children experience being hungry because their family has run out of food or the money to buy food.

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In the October issue

Boston dining guide for FNCE

Gluten-free, healthful convenience foods

Helping clients celebrate Thanksgiving foods

Trends and expert opinion of modified functional foods

Nutrition therapy during breast cancer



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