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New data from the CDC reveals that obesity rates have gone up in the US. Karen Hacker, M.D., M.P.H., director of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion said that additional support for obesity prevention and treatment is an urgent priority. For more info on the findings, click here.
"The data show that the states with the highest obesity prevalence rates were Louisiana, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, where over 40% of the adult population was obese.
In terms of regional differences, the Midwest and the South exhibited the highest obesity prevalence rates, with approximately 36% of adults grappling with obesity in these regions in 2022. In the Northeast and West, the figures stood at around 30%."
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions against the use of low-carbohydrate diets for children and adolescents with or at risk of developing diabetes. Low-carb diets for managing diabetes or weight can be too restrictive and can cause growth deceleration, nutritional deficiencies, poor bone health, and disordered eating behaviors. Click here to read more.
"Children aged 4 to 18 years should get 10% to 30% of their total energy intake as protein to support normal growth and development. Another 25% to 35% of energy intake should come from fat, mostly from polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids and less than 10% from saturated fats. Carbohydrates then provide the remaining 45%-65% energy requirements, with the recommendation that not more than 10% of calories per day come from added sugars."
Despite increasing popularity of low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets for managing diabetes in adults, there are safety concerns to consider for youth with diabetes or prediabetes who are restricti...
Looking to switch to a new EHR system for your pediatric practice? PCC shares 5 ways to make the process more simple and painless!
"A smooth switch to a new EHR system requires effective communication and training for your staff and patients. You should explain the reasons, benefits, and changes of switching and then ask for their input and feedback. This will help them feel more involved, engaged, and satisfied.
You should also keep them updated on the progress, challenges, and issues of switching, and be honest about any risks or drawbacks, such as downtime, glitches, or learning curves."