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Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition: Diet, Technology and Practice

Are some foods are more fattening than others? What about the risks of bariatric surgery in children? Join the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) on December 5-7 for answers to these questions at the third annual Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference.

The 3-day program delivers valuable clinical updates in hotly debated nutrition areas, several different satellite sessions, and networking opportunities. Credentialed media, science writers and bloggers are invited to cover all or part of the conference with free registration (email us at Browse the full program for speakers and session titles. There are several satellite symposia (cranberry, yogurt, dietary protein, low- calorie sweeteners) occurring in conjunction with this conference.

Select Poster Presentations

Should Statin Users Still Eat a Healthy Diet? Evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2008

Food Categories Contributing the Most to Sodium Intake from Birth to 24 Months, United States, 2007-2010

Select Lectures

Saturated Fats, Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease
Ronald M. Krauss, MD, Senior Scientist and Director, Atherosclerosis Research, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Are Some Foods More Fattening than Others? What Does this Mean and How Do We Test It?
David B. Allison, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Science, Director, Office of Energetics, Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Is there a Role for the Dietary Guidelines in Weight Management?
Susan Roberts, PhD, Director, Energy Metabolism Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

Not able to attend, but wish to cover a symposium? ASN will facilitate interviews with program committee members or speakers prior to or following the event (email


Contact: Suzanne Price
American Society for Nutrition

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