Symposium Session: What's Your Carbohydrate IQ? The Science Supporting Low-Carb Diets
This is not a webinar or course for purchase- this is a module for credit claiming for our 2019 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our symposium, however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2020, 2070, 4010, 5160
Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.3.6, 12.1.1, 12.1.3
For 50 years, health guidelines focused on avoiding fats to prevent heart disease while missing the bullseye: refined carbohydrates. Now with changing health guidelines to limit sugars to less than 10% of calories and refined carbohydrates implicated in the degenerative diseases of modern civilization, consumers are shifting to Paleo, ketogenic, and low-carbohydrate diets. But what is the difference between these diets and is there science to support them? Did our ancestors really eat that way? For what conditions are they efficacious? What foundational aspect do most people following these diets not follow? Dr. Painter will discuss all these topics and more in this presentation.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Explain the fundamentals of a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.
- Describe the ketogenic, low-carb, and Paleo diets.
- Discuss the research and efficacy supporting each of these meal patterns.
Dr. Jim Painter, PhD, RDN, is an adjunct professor at University of Texas. His current research specialties include heart disease and mindless eating. Jim is an advisor for Sun-Maid Raisin Growers and consults for the National Dairy Council. He currently serves on the American Heart Association’s Healthier Diet Business Committee and is the Chair of Sugarwise. He worked for Marriott Corporation in the 1980s and taught at University of Illinois during the 1990s and at Eastern Illinois University until 2013. Jim has over 100 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and has written Let’s Eat Mindfully! He and his wife, Rosemary, have four grandchildren.
Jim Painter, PhD, RDN, reports the following relevant disclosures: Received grant and/or research support from University of Texas, Chik-fil-A, Sun-Maid Raisins, National Dairy Council, Tree Top Apples, Bush's Beans, United Sorghum Checkoff Board, Sugarwise, Eastern Illinois University, University of Illinois-Champaign, American Heart Association Eat Well Task Force, California Raisin Marketing Board, Wonderful Pistachios, White Wave Foods, and Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs; Consultant for Atkins. He has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.00 CDR