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APP Guia Prodiet: your new ally in the office

We know how busy the day-to-day life of a nutritionist is. And when it comes to looking after the health of patients who need specific nutrition, attention is doubled and every care is taken. That's why we created the APP Guia Prodiet, which aims to contribute to clinical practice [...]

Drugs for weight loss. Yes or no?

In 2011, the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) banned drugs from the group of amphetamine derivatives used to lose weight. However, on September 2, the Federal Senate revoked the decision and allowed the sale of these drugs. According to endocrinologist Henrique Suplicy, Professor of Endocrinology at the Federal University of [...]

The pounds are gone, but they can come back: The results of bariatric surgery depend largely on the patient's physical and dietary education

When people talk about obesity and weight control, they immediately think of bariatric surgery, which is quite famous in Brazil and which, according to data from the Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM), puts the country in second place in terms of the number of procedures performed per year, behind only the United States. This can be [...]

Bariatric and metabolic surgery: what you need to know

Due to the large increase in obesity in recent decades, there has also been an increase in bariatric and metabolic surgeries performed to treat obesity with the aim of reducing long-term morbidity and mortality. The number of bariatric surgeries performed in Brazil has increased by almost 90% in the last five years and reached 72,000 in 2012, [...]

O paradoxo da obesidade

Dois estudos publicados em 2012 no European Heart Journal, periódico da Sociedade Europeia de Cardiologia, colocam em cheque a afirmação de que gordura extra é sempre sinal de maior risco para a saúde. O fenômeno é chamado pelos pesquisadores de paradoxo da obesidade: em certos casos, os quilos além da conta não indicam perigo. Porém, […]

Nutritional therapy for patients with anorexia

Did you know that Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is the most common psychiatric illness in the world, with a mortality rate of up to 8%? It mainly affects females, 10-20 times more often than males, and usually manifests itself between the ages of 12 and 18. In [...]

Prodiet launches calculator for professionals

Prodiet Clinical Nutrition is today launching a new tool to support nutritionists and healthcare professionals: the Prodiet Calculator. It is an application developed for iPad and iPhone, whose purpose is to help you perform the main calculations that support daily care and monitoring of patients' clinical condition. IMC, GET, GER, [...]

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