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ENC Sponsored Symposium on Dietary Protein and Diabetes


Last week ENC sponsored a symposium titled, “The Controversial Role of Dietary Protein in Diabetes and Related Disorders” as part of a scientific meeting hosted by the American Society of Nutrition in Washington DC. Attended by almost 100 health professionals, this event was designed to bring together researchers and clinicians to review the available evidence on macronutrient composition and specifically, dietary protein, in the prevention and management of diabetes and diabetes-related risk factors.

The presenters included Kevin Maki, Ph.D., Biofortis/Midwest Center for Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health; Theresa Nicklas, DrPH, Baylor College of Medicine; Barbara Gower, Ph.D., University of Alabama; and Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, Joslin Diabetes Center. Campbell. Mitch Kanter Ph.D., Executive Director of ENC, moderated the event.

ENC also talked with attendees during the exhibit hours and passed out research reprints and education materials. People were also able to sign up for the Nutrition Research Update (NRU). Do you receive the NRU? If not, sign up here.



Author: Anna Shlachter MS, RDN, LDN