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Effects of nutrition therapy on HbA1c and cardiovascular disease risk factors in overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, April 2018
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Title
Effects of nutrition therapy on HbA1c and cardiovascular disease risk factors in overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes
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Nutrition Journal, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12937-018-0351-0
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Adham Mottalib, Veronica Salsberg, Barakatun-Nisak Mohd-Yusof, Wael Mohamed, Padraig Carolan, David M. Pober, Joanna Mitri, Osama Hamdy

Abstract

Nutrition Therapy (NT) is essential in type 2 diabetes (T2D) management. Standards of care recommend that each patient engages with a nutritionist (RDN) to develop an individualized eating plan. However, it is unclear if it is the most efficient method of NT. This study evaluates the effects of three different methods of NT on HbA1c and cardiovascular disease risk factors in overweight and obese patients with T2D. We randomized 108 overweight and obese patients with T2D (46 M/62F; age 60 ± 10 years; HbA1c 8.07 ± 1.05%; weight 101.4 ± 21.1 kg and BMI 35.2 ± 7.7 kg/m2) into three groups. Group A met with RDN to develop an individualized eating plan. Group B met with RDN and followed a structured meal plan. Group C did similar to group B and received weekly phone support by RDN. After 16 weeks, all three groups had a significant reduction of their energy intake compared to baseline. HbA1c did not change from baseline in group A, but decreased significantly in groups B (- 0.66%, 95% CI -1.03 to - 0.30) and C (- 0.61%, 95% CI -1.0 to - 0.23) (p value for difference among groups over time < 0.001). Groups B and C also had significant reductions in body weight, body fat percentage and waist circumference. Structured NT alone improves glycemia in comparison to individualized eating plans in overweight and obese patients with T2D. It also reduces other important cardiovascular disease risk factors like body fat percentage and waist circumference. The trial was retrospectively registered at clinicaltrials.gov( NCT02520050 ).

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 5 16%
Student > Postgraduate 5 16%
Student > Master 4 13%
Other 4 13%
Researcher 4 13%
Other 9 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 26%
Unspecified 5 16%
Psychology 3 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 5 16%

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