Follow the Science: The Evidence Points to a Low-Carbohydrate Diet

The epidemics of obesity and its associated comorbidities—including insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus—constitute one of the most threatening public health problems in the United States. Past paradigms that encouraged people to exercise more and consume fewer calories and less fat have clearly failed to address these alarming trends. In this series, 3 patient case scenarios incorporate interactive polling questions with expert opinion on optimal management of overweight and obese patients. The focus is on an increasingly robust evidence base favoring low-carbohydrate diets to achieve sustainable weight loss and address cardiometabolic risk factors. Each case highlights different aspects of management, which often must address a host of clinical, cultural, and psychological issues.

Intended Audience

Primary care providers including family physicians, internists, OB/GYNs, endocrinologists, cardiologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurses, and dieticians

Each activity offers:

Case 1: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or 1.00 CPEU for Registered Dieticians/Registered Dietetic Technicians
Case 2: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or 1.25 CPEU for Registered Dieticians/Registered Dietetic Technicians
Case 3: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or 1.25 CPEU for Registered Dieticians/Registered Dietetic Technicians

FACULTY

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH
Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science
  & Policy
Jean Mayer Chair and Professor of Nutrition
Tufts University
Medford, MA

Eric C. Westman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Holly Wyatt, MD
Associate Professor, CU School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism
  and Diabetes
University of Colorado Anschutz Health
  and Wellness Center
Aurora, CA

Provided by

These activities are supported by an
independent educational grant from Atkins.