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Kristin Wiens, MSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian. She works as a clinician, research consultant and educator.
Jill Parnell, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. She instructs courses and conducts research in the field of nutrition.
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Time to be less lenient when it comes to added sugars? Current advice suggests not more than 10% of total calories from added sugars, but newer research indicates that upper limits of 100 calories (6 tsp) for women and 150 … Continue reading
Obesity can be a vicious cycle to break. Researchers found that obesity can inhibit the part of the brain the suppresses your appetite and encourages calorie burning, at least in rats. These researchers also found that they could correct the … Continue reading
The Canadian Obesity Network had its 3rd national conference May 1-4 in Vancouver. The conference covered a whole range of obesity related topics from policy, to clinical, to basic science. Obviously, we cannot cover all of the presentations but we … Continue reading
When it comes to weight loss everything is on the table as far as strategies go. Forks that beep when you eat, diet supplements, special plates, glasses that tint your lovely meal unappetizing colours… the list goes on. One of … Continue reading
Is there a healthier salt? No! Check out Leslie Beck’s article on table, sea or kosher salt for a great overview of the different types of salt and their relation to health. Ultimately, all salt has 0.4 g of sodium … Continue reading
It’s all in the memory… Researchers suggest that thinking about what you ate for your last meal can help you reduce your food intake. Record keeping has long been promoted as a means of weight control and here we have … Continue reading
Put down the bologna sandwich! Risk of premature death increases as intake of processed meat goes up, even after controlling for confounders. Based on the findings from the EPIC study, researchers suggest people consume < 20 g of processed meat … Continue reading
“Sodium levels in many foods served at Canadian restaurant chains exceed the amount an adult should take in during a day, a new study finds.” (1) and “Obesity rates are still climbing in Canada” (2) Wow! Last week was a … Continue reading
More evidence that “good” fat is more effective than low-fat at reducing risk of CVD! In the PREDIMED study, participants were randomized to either 1) Low fat diet, 2) Mediterranean diet with focus on olive oil or 3) Mediterranean diet … Continue reading