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.