Mythbusters: Diet and Exercise

With all of the new fad diets and exercise trends that promise patients quick-weight loss, metabolism boosting, and body sculpting coupled with a confusing array of studies regarding 'good' and 'bad' fats, it can be hard for a clinician to keep up with what the science tells providers regarding diet and exercise. This case-based activity exposes a few common myths about diet and exercise, and explores the facts behind the myths.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze the latest dietary fads and be able to offer recommendations to patients on which ones to avoid
  • Identify common stumbling blocks regarding weight loss and exercise, and be able to explain how patients can combat this
  • Describe genetic effects of diet and exercise on the molecular level
  • Illustrate the concept of metabolism, and identify common myths associated with metabolism

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