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For family physicians
Vitamins & minerals
nutrition for the family physician
Nutrition and family medicine
- What do we know about nutrition and the practice of family
physicians? This review article looks at the Australian situation, but the
information is relevant to any Western country.
ABC Radio Health Reports
- Transcripts from this excellent radio series from Australia.
A number of interesting nutrition issues are addressed, often in interviews
with researchers involved in the area. Some examples:
A excess and pregnancy
gain in pregnancy and in men
and the common cold
and the brain
foods used as drugs
and body fat
College of Nutrition: nutrition in medical education
- A white paper from 2000 which includes a good deal of
information on people, organisations and rationale behind teaching of
clinical nutrition in the medical context, including primary care practice..
- American Dietetic Association Position statements
- A wide range of statements in areas of Aging, child nutrition,
consumer education, diet and dieting, parenteral/enteral nutrition, food
technology and safety, health care reform, medical education and public
health. Always well reasoned and referenced, they are well worth reading.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
- Abstracts of last few issues, plus information on the
journal and requirements for submitting.
- A joint project to improve nutritional screening, particularly
of elderly patients in primary care. This is a joint project of the American
Academy of Family Physicians, American Dietetic Association and the National
Council on Aging. The web site describes the project, but also offers
some toold, such as an assessment questionnaire for patients on their
nutritional health and assessment tools for physicians, There is also
an Acrobat article on The Role
of Nutrition in Chronic Disease Care.
Clinical Nutrition Course
- From Oklahoma university Medical Center an on-line interactive
course with emphasis on laboratory assessment and interpretation, important
issues in the history and some case histories with problems to solve.
- Very helpful series of discussions on clinical nutrition
topics, which come out regularly, mostly in the format of transcripts
of conversations, with some tables of literature findings, the occasional
graphic and CME questions. Some topics have a little case material as
part of the discussion, but otherwise most of the material is pretty much
non-graphical text. You need to register at the main Cyberounds home page
before acccessing this feature.
Dynamed: nutrition disorder notes
- Short lecture style notes for physicians on clinical diagnosis
and management of several a range of nutritional disorders. The notes
vary in length between disease topics from very abbreviated to quite detailed.
This is all part of a commercial physician information web site which
requires prior registration.
Guide - Metabolic and nutritional news
- Every month or so this medical cybersite puts up a news
story related to nutrition. Tends to focus on drug and supplementary food
Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine
- Have an interest in nutrition and the site has a number
of news releases related to this area.
Karolinska Institute: web sources of information on nutritional disorders
- Web articles on various clinical topics, under disease-based
classification, including such disorders as hyper and avitaminoses, diabetes,
Gaucher's disease etc. Great idea, but not clear what standard and authority
the articles themselves are.
Nutrition workshop pre-reading notes
- From an Australian course with a strong `environmental
medicine' flavour that is targetted at doctors, including others. This
is the pre-reading notes, and includes facts, opinions and references.
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Vitamins & minerals
Note : much of the material on this subject
is contained within the sites listed in the sections on Deficiency
& supplementation and nutritional toxicology
Vitamins and Coenzymes
- Biochemically oriented notes from Dpt.Biochemistry at Indiana
State University on vitamins and minerals and their functions.
- Good balanced and referenced article on the possible benefits
as well as possibile problems of vitamin supplementation, set in the context
of the physiological functions of the vitamins. It is part of an alternative
HIV web site and so the focus is on that area of clinical application, but
by no means restricted to it. There is also a more specific page on nutritional
supplementation and AIDS.
HealthLink Herbs and Supplements Database
- Part of a wider site with membership options, this site
provides quite detailed information on vitamins and minerals, from a supplement
prescribing perspective. The most useful way to access it is to enter "vitamin"
in the search engine.
of the crop
Indicators Measurment Guide
- From the Food
and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project (funded by USAID)
this document "provides information on the anthropometric assessment
of infants and children to assist PVOs in their monitoring and evaluation
of Maternal and Child Health/Child Survival activities."
and Surgery Nutrition Assessment Write-Up Guidelines
- Checklist for assessing nutritional status, as used for
Univ.of Pennsylvania clinical nutrition course.
Clinical Notebook: nutrition lab values
- Lab values, formulae (e.g. energy requirement) and a few
notes on clinical nutrition from Univ of Kentucky clinical nutrition course.
The Healthy Eating Index: USDA
- From USDA, an index of food consumption linked to healthy
eating recommendations. This web site has information on the index and
data on its implementation in the US context. "By introducing the Healthy
Eating Index, the USDA is providing an important new tool for meeting
our nutritional goals. It makes available for the first time a single
summary measure to monitor changes in food consumption patterns.The Healthy
Eating Index measures how well the diets of all Americans conform to the
recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide
Pyramid. It will serve as a report card on the American diet, allowing
researchers to analyze how Americans eat, and aid USDA in developing more
effective nutrition promotion messages for all our programs and for the
Nutritional assessment tools for nurses: review
- Short commentary on a new research study from an Evidence
Based Medicine journal.
Nutritional Assessment of Hospitalized Patients: A Long Overlooked Area
of Lab Testing
- Plain text article from a laboratory newsletter, provides
a useful summary of aetiology and some testing in hospital malnutrition.
TEKTRAN: search recent supported USDA research
- TEKTRAN is, to quote the site itself, a data base of
"selected pre-publication notices -- of recent research results from
the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
You can search TEKTRAN to glimpse the future of food and nutrition, crops
and livestock, natural resources, and industrial products and technology.
You can also read breaking news in biology, chemistry, and other sciences.
We update TEKTRAN regularly -- adding summaries of new articles that scientists
have submitted for publication and removing summaries after three years.
We exclude some summaries to protect potential patents."
In reality, what you get is a listing of research summaries, and contacts
for the researchers behind it, which can be searched or browsed by category,
including nutrition related items such as "nutrition education"',
"nutrition assessment" etc. How useful it would be as an up
to date resource is another matter - when we browsed these topics, the
most recent were 18 months old, and some dated back 4 years.(There used
to be something called CRISTEL (Current Research Information System) which
seemed to have a similar function, but its domain is no longer active.)
Targeting Malnutrition - Isotopic Tools for Evaluating Nutrition Worldwide
- Plain text document in several chapters from the International
Atomic Energy Agency around the theme of on the uses of medical isotopes
in nutrition practice, but including topics such as vitamin A and iron
deficiencies, bone disease, breastfeeding and body composition.
Underwater weighing tutorial
- Still in developoment, this is a Shockwave animation tutorial
on the very technical issues involved in underwater weighing.
Dietary Survey questionnaire: validity references
- Berkeley Nutrition Services uses a questionnaire, taken
from the National Cancer Institute dietary survey, to assess dietary intake
as part of their commercial service. Here they have placed a bibliography
of articles which discuss or research the validity of this NCI questionnaite,
which is itself a useful resource for those interested in dietary assessment