Kat Barefield, MS, RD

Bio

Kat has 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. As the lead registered dietitian for dotFIT, LLC she develops learning tools such as nutrition and online weight control programs and services, consumer articles, continuing education courses, demos and interactive tutorials. Kat’s personal mission is to empower individuals to realize their inner greatness through education, fitness and wellness. Education: • MS in Sports Nutrition, Cal Poly Pomona • BS in Athletic Training, San Diego State University Certifications: • Registered Dietitian • American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Specialist • NASM Certified Personal Trainer • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure has long been pegged as a risk factor for stroke, but a new analysis suggests that even slightly elevated blood pressure levels raise the odds of suffering a stroke.

    The sweeping review analyzed data from 760,000 study part...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who needs to monitor their blood sugar can take some simple steps to improve their test results. These include:

    Wash your hands before you test. It sounds simple enough, but it's a step many people skip or skimp on.

    "Tests s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy isn't a license to gain weight, say researchers who have found that heavier moms-to-be tend to have fatter babies at greater risk for serious health issues.

    Bigger babies can pose problems during delivery, and a baby that's large for ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers are often told to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and a new study adds to evidence that a healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk of premature birth.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from more than 66,000 pregnant women in...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease who take the blood thinner warfarin to treat a form of irregular heartbeat are at no greater risk for stroke or death than similar patients who don't take the medicine, researchers report.

    The Swedish study invo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of middle-aged Americans chow down each day on steaks, cheeseburgers and other protein-rich fare.

    Now two studies find that diets high in meat and cheese, when eaten in middle age, might shorten people's life spans.

    However, in ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables increase the risk that children in low- and middle-income families will be overweight, according to a new study.

    That's because when the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables rise, families with less money...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight or obese pregnant women who believe they are "eating for two" are more likely to gain too much weight, a new study shows.

    Researchers cautioned that gaining too much weight during pregnancy could lead to long-term weight problems, as we...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's early evidence from a small study that people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- who are fed a high-calorie, high-carb diet, may see the progression of their disease slowed.

    ALS is a dege...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally proposed Thursday updating the "nutrition facts" labels on food products to better reflect Americans' current eating habits and health concerns.

    Among the highlights: the new labels would replace ou...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Feeding obese cats more frequent, smaller meals throughout the day could increase their level of physical activity and help them lose weight, new research suggests.

    Offering meals with water added to the food also spurred adult cats to become mo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study adds to the evidence that diabetes may boost the risk of a stroke in women but not in men.

    "All women, especially those over 55 years old, [should] get their risk factors for heart disease screened and aggressively treated," said Dr. S...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy Americans shouldn't take vitamin E or beta carotene supplements to help prevent heart disease or cancer, an influential government panel of experts concludes. The same group said the value of a daily multivitamin for dodging these diseases remains

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common compounds in the "Western" diet seem to promote Alzheimer's-linked brain deposits and memory problems in mice, researchers say.

    Scientists found that when they added the compounds -- called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) -- to the l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adopting a vegetarian diet may help people shave points off their blood pressure, a large study from Japan suggests.

    The research, a review of 39 studies that included almost 22,000 people, found vegetarians had blood pressure that was significant...Full Article