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 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research in monkeys suggests that eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may boost the development of complex brain networks.

    Scientists found that monkeys fed a diet high in omega-3s had better connections in certain brain networks. They n...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low iron levels can raise your risk of stroke by making your blood more sticky, a new study indicates.

    Investigators looked at data from nearly 500 people with a rare hereditary disease that causes them to have enlarge...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following the recent announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the potential hazards of using testosterone supplements in older men, another group of experts is raising concerns about the popular treatments.

    In a statement, spe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation is a common and potentially deadly form of irregular heartbeat that's often tough to detect. Now researchers say that an implantable heart monitor may help spot the disorder in patients who've suffered a unexplained stroke.

    At...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who had their ovaries removed before menopause are at increased risk for bone loss and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

    Researchers looked at 222 healthy postmenopausal women in the Los Angeles area. Among women who we...Full Article