There is solid evidence that diet, particularly in the context of weight loss, prevents the progression of impaired glucose tolerance to diabetes. However, there is a limited understanding of the optimal dietary approach, particularly with respect to macronutrient composition and protein, in particular. Feeding studies have shown that protein-rich meals and diets reduce postprandial glucose and insulin responses; however, it is not clear whether protein imparts a unique benefit aside from displacing carbohydrates and fat. This satellite symposium will review the available evidence on macronutrient composition and specifically, dietary protein, in the prevention and management of diabetes and diabetes-related risk factors.
ChairMitch Kanter, PhD, Executive Director, Egg Nutrition Center
Kevin Maki, PhD, Midwest Center for Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health, “Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Implications of Diet”
Theresa Nicklas, DrPH, Baylor College of Medicine, “Relationships between Eating Patterns, Adiposity, and Cardiovascular Risk Factors”
Barbara Gower, PhD, University of Alabama, “Macronutrients and Metabolic Health”
Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, Joslin Diabetes Center, “Dietary Protein in the Practical Management of Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Mellitus”