295. Plant-based or Low-carb: Personalized Approaches for Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2016

Obesity, diabetes and cancer are distinct conditions and interrelated co-morbidities.

  • SKU FNCE16295
Member Price
$32.00
Nonmember Price
$37.00

This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2016.

Obesity, diabetes and cancer are distinct conditions and interrelated co-morbidities. The concern that sugar "causes diabetes" or "feeds cancer" will be heard by every dietitian working with these populations. Thus practitioners seek evidence-based approaches to help clients manage these conditions.

Relationship of type and amount of dietary carbohydrate intake to obesity, diabetes and cancer are complex. Treatment includes addressing carbohydrates' role in weight status, glucose control and hyperinsulinemia. The latter increases the release of insulin-like growth factors which are thought to be tumor promoters.

Low-carbohydrate and plant-based diets have been studied for the management of obesity and diabetes, and are now being evaluated for their effects on risk for and control of cancer. This session will compare and contrast effects of low-carbohydrate and plant-based diets on weight, glucose control and hyperinsulinemia, and how these factors may be relevant for cancer control.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5150, 5190, 5370

Speaker

  • Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, PhD, MS, RD
  • Jeff Volek, PhD, RD

Moderator and Program Planner

  • Kelay Trentham

Planned with the Oncology Nutrition DPG

  • SKU FNCE16295