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Macronutrients and Health: A Progress Report

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. The Nurses Health Study uses a validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire to assess the composition of participant diets over time.

2. One of the early papers to emerge from the Nurses Health Study was to look at body mass index (BMI) in relation to risk for type 2 diabetes and the findings were that the risk of diabetes is increased with increasing BMIs, even before people get to be obese.

3. Studies show that reducing fat in the diet is not really any better than reducing other sources of calories in the diet to promote weight loss.

4. According to the Study, the single most important factor in the analysis of diet composition and weight gain was the use of sugar-sweetened beverages, and Dr. Willett suggested routinely screening patients for consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.

5. According to the Study, foods that were correlated to the greatest gains in weight did not include potato chips or other forms of potatoes like mashed potatoes and baked potatoes.