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Nutritionist A health professional with specialized training in diet and nutrition
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, dietician (dī-ĕ-tĭsh′ăn) [Gr. diaita, way of living]
An individual whose training and experience are in the area of nutrition and who has the ability to apply that information to the dietary needs of the healthy and sick.

registered dietitian

Abbreviation: RD
A specialist in dietetics who has met the requirements for certification stipulated by the American Dietetic Association.
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A person trained in DIETETICS.
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Patient discussion about dietician

Q. Any dietitians here? Please tell me what are the different types of fatty acids available?

A. i'm not a dietitian either but i love reading about nutrition. so i can tell you that here are 2 families of essential fatty acids (fatty acids that our body cannot create by it's on).
here is the wikipedia entry about them :

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are dieticians. I am not a dietician but I implore those looking for help to look in the right place for the right type of help.
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