Study finds lack of awareness about diet and nutrition

WESTON, Florida. – A recent study showed that there is a lot of confusion among Americans about the quality of their diet.

Candace O’Neill, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Weston, said research by the American Society for Nutrition found that only a small percentage of American adults could accurately assess the healthiness of their diet.

“I think a lot of people don’t know what healthy eating is and they tend to overestimate how well they eat most of the time and underestimate when they have treats here or there, how many and how many. how often they eat these foods,” O’Neill said.

The researchers say further studies could help determine whether people are fully aware of particular dietary recommendations and consider where and how their food is prepared.

And a University of Florida study found that although physical activity and diet improved after bariatric surgery, patients still fell short of recommended levels.

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Researchers say that while bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity and other associated conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and joint pain, results may vary from patient to patient. the other.

The results suggest patients may need more ongoing support to help them maintain weight loss and other health benefits of bariatric surgery.

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