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The study of human nutrition at UT Southwestern Medical Center is divided into three areas: the cause, prevention, and treatment of disease in humans.
UT Southwestern provides nutrition advice and therapy for the treatment and prevention of conditions such as:
- Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
Our program offers a comprehensive assessment of nutritional needs based on your diagnosis, laboratory test results, physical evaluation, and dietary history.
Our caring physicians and dietitians collaborate to help you make dietary changes, and we also carefully monitor your progress in order modify your dietary recommendations as needed. Prior to an initial consultation, you may be asked to keep detailed food records to help determine dietary inadequacies or excesses.
Nutrition plays a vital role in the management and prevention of many illnesses. Together, our specialists and patients have achieved extraordinary results in using nutrition to help regain health and improve quality of life.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Registered dietitians from the Department of Clinical Nutrition provide patient services through the James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center. Physicians generally refer patients, but patients may also refer themselves.
AT UT Southwestern Medical Center, our registered dietitians assess patients' nutritional needs based on diagnoses, laboratory values, physical assessment, and dietary history. You may be asked to keep food records prior to your initial appointment, and these records may be analyzed using a computerized nutrient analysis program to determine dietary inadequacies or excesses.
Your registered dietitian will make specific recommendations for practical dietary changes you can incorporate into your lifestyle. The dietitian will also collaborate with you and your physician to implement the recommended dietary changes and monitor outcomes