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Low Carb v. High Protein Diets: 2019 Update
Edward Saltzman, M.D., is Academic Dean for Education at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, and scientist at the Energy Metabolism Laboratory in the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA.

Updated by John Merriman, M.D., Ben Alencherry, M.D., and Ahman Rajpal, M.D.

Dr. Merriman is Chief Resident and Dr. Rajpal is Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Dr. Alencherry is Cardiovascular Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Within the past 12 months, Drs. Merriman, Alencherry and Rajpal report no commercial conflicts of interest. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Release Date: 09/03/2019
Termination Date: 09/03/2022
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Describe the mechanisms by which macronutrient composition could influence weight loss;
  • Discuss the potential risks associated with low carbohydrate diets;
  • Identify classes of patients in whom low carbohydrate/high fat or high carbohydrate diets could worsen cardiovascular risk factors.

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