Diseases and Conditions

This section features current evidence-based guidelines that address areas such as lifestyle management to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and nutrition therapy recommendations for diabetes. You will also find answers to questions relating to various diseases and conditions, including, CVD, diabetes, food allergies, malnutrition, and more, as well as MNT resources.

  • Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

    6/20/2022 - These guidelines emphasize a multi-disciplinary approach and include recommendations for adults with overweight, obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood cholesterol, and/or high blood pressure.

  • Nutrients that Support Eye Health

    6/13/2022 - Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration, is one of the main reasons for vision loss in older adults and is the most common cause of legal blindness in the U.S. and other developed countries.

  • Histamine Intolerance

    Each person's level of tolerance to histamine is unique and ever changing, so the approach to reduce dietary sources of histamine needs to be individualized for patients or clients with a suspected intolerance.

  • Candida, Mold and Yeast Allergies

    04/25/2022 - Separate from Candida, yeast and mold allergies are sometimes flagged as items for concern for individuals with conditions such as asthma.

  • Salicylate Sensitivity

    04/08/2022 - The family of compounds called salicylates is found naturally in many plants, but the amount can vary depending on the plant species and its growing conditions.

  • Diverticular Disease

    06/16/2021 - As an RDN, your ability to customize a meal plan taking into account your clients' tolerances is important.

  • Achondroplasia and Nutritional Concerns

    5/19/2021 - One of the biggest nutritional concerns associated with achondroplasia is the predisposition to carry excess body weight, which can aggravate skeletal disorders.

  • Is the Hemoglobin A1c Test Used to Diagnose Diabetes?

    10/22/2020 - Since the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its 2014 Clinical Practice Recommendations, the hemoglobin A1c has been used to diagnose diabetes. But there are certain conditions which may limit its use in diagnosing diabetes.