Defining the Connection: Microbiota and the Environment, Nutrition, and Metabolic Disease

This article reviews the functions and development of the microbiota and how modern lifestyles, including nutrition, may have contributed to the changes in species of bacteria available to humans. Increasing dietary fiber as a means of improving the health of the microbiota will be proposed. Read More “Defining the Connection: Microbiota and the Environment, Nutrition, and Metabolic Disease”

Community Gardening for Patients With Diabetes Mellitus in an Underserved Community: A Pilot Study

This pilot study aimed to explore whether participation in a community garden might be a useful adjunct for improving management of diabetes mellitus. Read More “Community Gardening for Patients With Diabetes Mellitus in an Underserved Community: A Pilot Study”

Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: T1D Is Not T2DM

The 2016 European Society of Cardiology’s updated guidelines recommend everyone with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) initiate lipid-lowering agents at age 40, but that lipid-lowering agents be initiated at younger ages if there is evidence of nephropathy or with multiple risk factors present. This leads to the question: When does CV risk begin in T1D? Does CV risk actually begin at age 40, or are there people for whom this risk begins much earlier or even much later? Read More “Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: T1D Is Not T2DM”

Anthropometric Measures As Predictors of Cardiometabolic Risk in Clinical Practice

Anthropometic measures are used in epidemiological studies to estimate body fat distribution and identify people at elevated obesity-related health risk. Learn more about anthropometric indicators and their usefulness to predict cardiometabolic risk in clinical practice. Read More “Anthropometric Measures As Predictors of Cardiometabolic Risk in Clinical Practice”