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Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Treatment and Risk Reduction

This Food as Medicine course session will provide an overview of the scientific evidence on food groups and dietary patterns for treatment and risk reduction of common lifestyle-related conditions, with a focus on cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, cancer prevention, and obesity. The session also includes a brief review of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in relation to chronic disease, as well as a discussion of practical approaches to nutrition counseling.

• Describe dietary patterns that have been shown to be effective in the treatment and risk reduction of common lifestyle-related chronic diseases
• Discuss how diet behaviors impact chronic disease development and progression
• Identify ways in which different macronutrient sources may contribute to disease progression or improvement
• Explore basic counseling strategies for dietary behavior change

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The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is a medical professional society that provides high-quality, evidence-based education and certification prerequisites in the clinical practice of lifestyle medicine. Learn more.


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