CME: Low Carbohydrate/High Fat

TouroCOM - Harlem
230 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem
April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - April 27, 2017, 8:00 PM
TouroCOM - Harlem
230 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Register with or call (212) 684-4698

TouroCOM & the New York County Medical Society present a CME program "Low Carbohydrate/High Fat: Science, Implementation, Politics – A Contemporary Paradigm in Nutrition" - No Charge.

The Program:
“Low Carbohydrate/High Fat: Science, Implementation, Politics” is designed to introduce health professionals to the low– carbohydrate/high–fat approach to lowering obesity and treating diabetes and other related diseases. Starting with an overview of the chemistry of metabolism, speakers will discuss lab findings typical of obese patients and those with diabetes, etc., and talk about how the physician can interpret these findings and use them in working with the nutritionist to treat patients. Speakers will also review history and development of the
low–carbohydrate/high–fat approach, the criticisms the approach has encountered, and the status of the
approach in today’s political/economic climate. The target audience is physicians of all specialties, but
especially primary care doctors, and students and residents who may have need of more education on

Kenneth Brookler, MD, Otolaryngolist/Neurotologist; Attending Surgeon (Ret.), Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital
Richard Feinman, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Jill Knopoff, MS, RD, CDN, Nutritionist/ Dietitian
Nina Teicholz, Investigative Science Journalist; Author “The Big Fat Surprise”

5:30 p.m. Registration

6:00 p.m. Introduction: The Chemistry of Metabolism
• Blood Sugar and the Role of Insulin
• Diabetes Types 1 and 2
• What is Metabolic Syndrome?
• Obesity and Insulin Sensitivity

6:25 p.m. Approach to Treatment: Keeping Blood Sugar Stable
• Less Need for Insulin
• Pre–Agricultural Peoples: Low-Carb Diet

6:45 p.m. Lower Carbohydrates: High-Protein Versus High–Fat Approaches
• Fat and Heart Disease: LDLs and HDLs
• Using Fat as Fuel: Ketosis and Body Function
• LCHF and Athletic Performance

7:05 p.m. Lab Data and Working with the Nutritionist: Obesity, Diabetes, Other Related Diseases

7:25 p.m. Food Politics and Fashions
• Precursor: The Atkins Diet
• Today’s LCHF Exponents — and Their Critics

7:45 p.m. Panel Discussion — Questions/ Answers

Learning Objectives
• Understand the evolution of the USDA dietary guidelines and the obesity and diabetes epidemic.
• Understand the laboratory parameters in patients to review before recommending nutritional management.
• Understand the changing laboratory parameters in monitoring the response to dietary management.
• Understand the fallacy of the fat-–heart hypothesis.
• Understand that Type 2 diabetes is totally curable by LCHF diet.

Contact Info

Register with or call (212) 684-4698