Health Benefits

  • Research shows that the most important step in treating liver damage due to obesity is changing your diet and lifestyle.

ManuelRomero-Gómez1ShiraZelber-Sagi23MichaelTrenell4, European Association for the Study of the Liver, Treatment of NAFLD with diet, physical activity and exercise, J of Hepatology 2017;Volume 67, Issue 4, October 2017, Pages 829-846

  • Studies show that long-term sustained weight loss for overweight patients significantly reduces the risk for developing a heart attack or stroke.

Long-Term Effect of Goal directed weight management on Atrial Fibrillation Cohort: A 5 Year follow-up study [LEGACY Study]; ACTRN12614001123639 J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 May, 65 (20) 2159-2169

  • Strong evidence supports the effectiveness of lifestyle modification provided by Dieticians for the improvement of HbA1C values of 2% for Type 2 Diabetes and 1.9% for type 1Diabetes. The ideal HbA1C value for Diabetes is 7.5%. (HbA1C is your average blood glucose value for 3 months)

Franz MJ, MacLeod J, Evert A, et al. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition practice guideline for type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults: systematic review of evidence for medical nutrition therapy effectiveness and recommendations for integration into the nutrition care process. J Acad Nutr Diet 2017;117:1659–1679pmid:28533169

  • Studies showed that lifestyle intervention for adults with overweight/obesity that resulted in weight loss for 3 years can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58%.

Knowler WC, Barrett-Connor E, Fowler SE, et al.; Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med 2002;346:393–403pmid:11832527

  • Weight loss of only 5% of current bodyweight already significantly improves the management of type 2 Diabetes.
  • According to the American Diabetes Association, in pre-diabetes, the goal for the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes is a weight loss of 7-10% of current bodyweight.

Nutrition Therapy for Adults With Diabetes or Prediabetes: A Consensus Report,Corresponding author: William S. Yancy Jr., will.yancy@duke.edu Diabetes Care 2019 May; 42(5): 731-754.https://doi.org/10.2337/dci19-0014

  • Studies show that the cost intervention per participant delivered by dietitians was lower than interventions delivered by non-dietitians.

Davidson P, Ross T, Castor C. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2017 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Diabetes Care. J Acad Nutr Diet 2018;118:932–946.e48pmid:29703344

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