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Connie Diekman

Study: Protein from meat, fish may help men age well

Connie Diekman, director of nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, thinks the study has some serious limitations. She noted that food information was assessed only twice in seven years, portions were not carefully assessed, and the intensity of exercise -- an important factor ...

FAQ: New Nutrition Facts Label

''I think the biggest is the serving size, especially if it moves to something more realistic," says Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. That could be behavior-changing, she says. Take, for example, a package of candy with two pieces ...

Which Diet Plans Are Most Popular? Dieters Choose

“This study provides a good view of weight loss in that it acknowledges that no one diet is for everyone, realistic expectations result in greater success, and finding an eating pattern that meets your lifestyle is key to long-term success,” says Connie Diekman, RD, MEd, director of ...

Late lunchers may have a harder time losing weight, Spanish study finds

For that reason, it's hard to determine from this research alone what impact late lunching might have on Americans trying to lose weight, Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, who was not involved in the study, told HealthDay News. It's ...

Is Apple Juice Poisonous? Experts Explain the Arsenic ...

We called upon two health experts, Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN, and author of Nutrition At Your Fingertips, and Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, and director of University Nutrition at Washington University, to help clear up some of the confusion. What do you make of the controversy ...

Mediterranean diet could mean longer lives for women

Connie Diekman, Director of University Nutrition, Washington University, St. Louis, member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and The Obesity Society, stated that other studies also have found that healthy diets such as the Mediterranean diet are linked to better long-term health, but ...

Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet: MedlinePlus

Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, said the findings make sense and are not surprising. "This study is one more in the long line of Mediterranean diet studies showing the benefit of a lifestyle that encompasses more plant foods and ...

Mediterranean Diet Alone May Lower Diabetes Risk: MedlinePlus

The new study "demonstrates the power of plant foods and an overall healthful diet," said Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. "The important message from this study is the value of a Mediterranean diet plan to satiety and overall ...

Produce Found to Impact on Strokes, Blood Pressure

The author, Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, is a nutrition communications consultant with Washington University. Related Topics: Nutrition Bites and Produce Email me updates about this story. [["validates_email_format_of",{"message":"Enter a valid email address e.g. janedoe@aol.com. "}]] ...

Fast Food Not Major Culprit in Kids' Obesity: Study

The findings are a call for better overall nutrition education, said Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. Diekman reviewed the findings but did not take part in the study. "The fact that fast-food diners -- especially adolescents ...

Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Other studies also have found that healthy diets such as the Mediterranean diet are linked to better long-term health, but this new study is only observational, said Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. That means "cause and effect ...

DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall

The report wins approval from Connie Diekman, RD, director of university nutrition for Washington University in St. Louis. She reviewed the findings but was not involved in the report. "The diets topping the charts focus on health, nutritional needs, and palatability -- factors that are ...

Now You Can Judge Your Food By Its Cover

The author, Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, is a nutrition communications consultant with Washington University. Related Topics: Facts Up Front, Grocery Shopping, Nutrition, and Washington University Email me updates about this story. [["validates_email_format_of",{"message":"Enter a ...

How is Your Sleep? Are You Getting Enough?

The author, Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, is a nutrition communications consultant with Washington University. Related Topics: Nutritious Bites, Sleep Patterns, Washington University, and weight Email me updates about this story. [["validates_email_format_of",{"message":"Enter a ...

Smart Start to Your Day: Drink Milk for Breakfast

The author, Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, is a nutrition communications consultant with Washington University. Related Topics: Breakfast, Milk, and Nutrition Email me updates about this story. [["validates_email_format_of",{"message":"Enter a valid email address e.g. janedoe@aol.com. "}]] ...

Lower Your Sodium Intake: Six Surprising Salty Items

The author, Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, is a nutrition communications consultant with Washington University. Related Topics: Hidden Salt in foods, Lowering sodium intake, New Year's Resolutions, Nutritious Bites, and Washington University Email me updates about this story. ...

Holiday Eating: Use Smaller Portion Sizes

The author, Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, is a nutrition communications consultant with Washington University. Related Topics: Dietician, Healthy Eating, Holiday eating, Nutritious Bites, Washington University, and holidays 2012 Email me updates about this story. ...

Hydration: How Much Fluid Does Your Body Need?

The author, Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, is a nutrition communications consultant with Washington University. Related Topics: Hydration, Nutritious Bites, Washington University in St. Louis, and Water intake Email me updates about this story. [["validates_email_format_of",{"message ...

Thinking about Thanksgiving: Healthy Eating Tips

The author, Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, is a nutrition communications consultant with Washington University. Related Topics: Healthy Eating, Nutritious Bites, Thanksgiving, and holidays 2012 Email me updates about this story. [["validates_email_format_of",{"message":"Enter a ...

Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All

"The [Cornell] study does not change my recommendation to start the day with breakfast," said registered dietitian Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. The study was small and took place in a lab, so the findings can't be generalized to ...

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