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energy restriction (diabetes)

Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by nanceomatic, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. nanceomatic Junior Member

    Venezuela
    Spanish
    Hola,

    Cómo podría traducir energy restrictions en el siguiente contexto:
    Lifestyle interventions that incorporate energy restriction, low fat diets and
    increased physical activity can effectively reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes in
    high risk groups. (A)

    literal?
    tendrá que ver con restricción calórica?


    Muchas gracias de antemano.
     
  2. Cathoos Junior Member

    USA, English
    Hi,
    In order to best know how to translate this, it's best to know the target audience, ie--who is this translation for? Is it for patients with a low level of medical education, doctors, students? If this is a pamphlet for doctors or students, then a more direct translation is possible. If it's for patients that don't have very strong knowledge of medical terms, you might want to give more explanation of these terms. I imagine that you're target audience is of the medical profession. Also, energy restriction can take many forms--it can simply be the reduction of calories (reducción de calorías) or it can be the adjustment of nutrient density (restricción de energías por modificación de densidad de nutritivas). So it all depends on what this author meant in the sense of energy restriction, a more generalized way of restricting energy or a more specific way of restricting energy. In the simplest sense of diabetes, one wants to reduce caloric intake (most specifically carbohydrates) and increase physical activity. Overall weight loss (low fat diets) can help the pancreas to not have to work as hard and thus prolong onset of diabetes. Here's a link to a website that dives into energy restriction: [h=2]http://jn.nutrition.org/content/132/5/1047.fullDefinitions[/h]Many terms are used to identify experiments in which the effects of energy restriction have been studied (Table 1). They include: energy restriction, caloric or calorie restriction, diet restriction, dietary energy restriction, total dietary restriction, food restriction, fasting, starvation and underfeeding. Table 2 provides a list of experimental design factors that vary among energy restriction protocols. Of these, the most fundamental difference in methodology that distinguishes among the protocols represented by these terms is whether restriction is achieved by feeding a reduced amount of food without any adjustment in the nutrient density of the diets, or the nutrient density of dietary formulations is altered to permit investigation of the effects of energy restriction per se, without covariation in the amounts of nutrients and other dietary factors that are ingested.
     
  3. nanceomatic Junior Member

    Venezuela
    Spanish
    Hi,

    Thanks for your response.

    The translation is for nutrition and dietetic students. It's a 50 pages nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes. This part "Lifestyle interventions that incorporate energy restriction, low fat diets and
    increased physical activity can effectively reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes in
    high risk groups. (A)"
    a recommendation for prevention of Type 2 diabetes in high risk groups.

    So, yes, I guess I can use more specific terms because of the target audience. So, what do you recommend me?


    Thanks in advance!!!
     

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