Obesity in older adults: technical review and position statement of the American Society for Nutrition and NAASO, The Obesity Society

December 05, 2005 - Obesity causes serious medical complications and impairs quality of life. Moreover, in older persons, obesity can exacerbate the age-related decline in physical function and lead to frailty.

Metabolic Syndrome: Questioned by American and European Diabetes Associations

October 01, 2005 - The term "metabolic syndrome" refers to a clustering of specific cardiovascular disease risk factors whose underlying pathophysiology is thought to be related to insulin resistance.

Science-Based Solutions to Obesity: What are the Roles of Academia, Government, Industry, and Health Care?

August 01, 2005 - The complexity of the obesity epidemic requires the cooperation of key stakeholders in this effort. No one sector, academia, government, industry, or health care, has been successful in combating this disease to date.

Clinical Protocol for Oral Sucrose Use in Minimizing Neonatal Pain

July 01, 2005 - To present an evidence-based practice protocol for oral sucrose administration to minimize neonatal procedural pain.

New Resource: Physical Activity Trends, Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and the Built Environment

June 01, 2005 - The Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition Information Service is pleased to provide the 2005 edition of our annual health professional resource, Carbohydrate News.

Diet, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevalence in Youth from 34 Countries

May 01, 2005 - The purpose of this systematic review was to present and compare recent estimates of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in school-aged youth from 34 countries and to examine associations between overweight and selected dietary and physical activity patterns.

What are the long-term benefits of weight reducing diets in adults? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

April 04, 2005 - Evidence is needed for the best long-term diet for weight loss, and improvement in cardiac risk and disease in obese adults.

New Resource: Balancing Food and Activity for Healthy Weights

March 01, 2005 - The Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition Information Service is pleased to provide the latest edition of our annual consumer resource, Clips on Sugars, "Balancing Food and Activity for Healthy Weights."

Energy Density and Body Weight: Is There a Relationship?

February 01, 2005 - The energy density of foods and beverages is defined as the available energy per unit weight (kJ/g). Energy density of the diet is usually calculated excluding non-caloric beverages and drinking water. Because water contributes more to the weight of foods than any macronutrient, energy dense foods are not necessarily those high in sugar or fat, but those that are dry.

Carbohydrates Unplugged: A Symposium on Carbohydrates and Health

January 01, 2005 - With the recent popularization of low carbohydrate diets, carbohydrates have been catapulted to the forefront of the media. The goal of this symposium is to educate the general public, to enable consumers to make informed dietary choices based on scientific evidence rather than ideas conveyed by the popular media.