Blog | Friday, October 25, 2013

QD: News Every Day--Groups issue nutrition guidelines for avoiding metabolic, endocrine disease

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American College of Endocrinology and the Obesity Society recently released joint guidelines on healthy eating to prevent and treat metabolic and endocrine disorders.

The comprehensive guidelines are meant to address gaps in clinicians' and patients' nutritional education, the authors wrote, and purposely avoid using the term "diet," opting instead for the terms "meal plan" and "eating or dietary pattern." Areas addressed include a definition of healthy eating and nutritional recommendations for weight management, cardiovascular health, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and bone health, along with specific recommendations for pregnant and lactating women and elderly patients.

The full guideline was published by Endocrine Practice and is available free of charge online.