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 Family Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.

    Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods in the United States is about to get a long-awaited facelift, with a redesign emphasizing realistic portion sizes and added sugars.

    The announcement Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reflect...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

    At issue are neural tube defects, which include anencephaly, a fatal ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Colorectal Surgery:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers.

    "Overweight and obesity have been identified as risk factors for many health condition...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests.

    That's important because greater breast density is a risk factor for breas...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long warned parents to delay introducing certain foods to babies to decrease the risk of a potential allergic reaction, but a new study suggests that strategy probably doesn't help.

    The study of about 1,400 children found that when ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Potatoes are a popular staple of the American diet, but eating too many -- whether boiled, baked, mashed or fried -- may raise the risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Consuming four or more servings of potatoes a week was linked w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making meals more enjoyable for people with dementia might reduce their risk of malnutrition and dehydration, researchers report.

    Family-style meals and music, in particular, showed promise for improving eating and drinking habits, British researc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically modified crops pose no apparent risk to human health, an extensive study released Tuesday by a U.S. science advisory board has concluded.

    Crops created through genetic engineering are as safe to eat as crops developed through tradition...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.

    The study provides evidence to support the widely held belief "that fitness is beneficial in reducing the risk for prediabetes/diabet...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise.

    And it was just a few years later when the Hall of Famer was di...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they now have more evidence that sleep apnea might worsen heart disease.

    Sleep apnea leads to interrupted breathing during sleep. In their study, the researchers found that patients with the condition who had a form of the heart proc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As many as half of all heart attacks may be "silent" -- without the typical crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, new study findings suggest.

    Among nearly 9,500 Americans included in the study, 45 percent of all heart attacks w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    SATURDAY, May 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.

    The study results, f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests.

    Along with your nose, you can detect aromas through your mouth when you chew your food, which releases certain types of molecules, researchers explained.

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