Future of Nutrition and Chronic Disease

As another keynote lecture at American College of Nutrition Conference, David JA Jenkins of St Michael’s Hospital discussed how nutrition could have a role along with powerful drugs in the future in chronic disease.

– Recent hard end-point trials and cohort studies in diabetes have indicated deficiencies in drug therapies and unintended consequences in terms of CHD and cancer risk
– Dietary mantra have also been questioned in relation to saturated fat and CHD risk
– New diagnostic imaging techniques now allow these issues to be addressed through direct visualization and quantification of outcomes a relatively small subject numbers, suitable to nutrition intervention

He also spoke about the advantages of an eco-Atkins diet.

“I don’t think we use our guts enough,” says Jenkins, noting that a high-fiber, simian diet forces us to use more of our intestine.

Published by David Despain, MS, CFS

David is a science and health writer living on Long Island, New York. He's written for a variety of publications including Scientific American, Outside Online, the American Society for Nutrition's (ASN) Nutrition Notes Daily, and Institute of Food Technologists' (IFT) Food Technology magazine and Live! blog. He's also covered new findings reported at scientific meetings including Experimental Biology, AAAS, AOCS, CASW, Sigma Xi, IFT, and others on his personal blog "Evolving Health." David is also an active member of organizations including the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society for Nutrition, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the National Audubon Society. David has a master's degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and a bachelor's degree in English from University of Illinois at Springfield. He also earned his Certified Food Scientist credential from the Institute of Food Technologists.

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