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  • Why Americans Stopped Dieting: Study Shows Drop In Weight Loss Interest

    03/08/2017 8:04:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 8 March 2017, 7:19 am EST | Alexandra Lozovschi
    "There's increasing evidence that adults with overweight may live as long as and sometimes even longer than normal-weight adults, making many question whether you have to take it seriously," Zhang added. Even in clinical practice, Zhang explained, treatment for overweight is typically considered only if patients exhibit two or more additional risk factors, like hypertension or high cholesterol. Another possible cause for the lax perception of body weight is the increased social acceptability. With obesity becoming the norm, many feel less pressure to lose weight, Zhang noted. One theory is that body acceptance trends on social media may have been...
  • Dr. Peter Attia: The limits of scientific evidence and the ethics of dietary guidelines

    11/20/2015 6:22:31 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 25, 2014 | DrR1pper
    Dr. Peter Attia: The limits of scientific evidence and the ethics of dietary guidelines Description: Most of the dietary recommendations made in the United States are not firmly grounded in well-controlled science. The implications for this are profound, especially at a time where two-thirds of Americans are overweight and obesity and its related diseases – diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease to name a few – are claiming the lives of more people each year. In this presentation, Peter Attia takes a close look at one such pillar of dietary wisdom, the recommendation that Americans minimize their consumption of...
  • A pint of water before meals is the secret to losing weight, scientists claim

    08/26/2015 8:19:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The London Mirror ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jennifer Cockerell
    A new study by the University of Birmingham revealed that obese adults who 'pre-loaded- with 500ml of plain tap water lost an average of 9.5lbs in 12 weeks.The key to losing weight could be as simple as drinking a pint of water before mealtimes , researchers have said. A study in which obese adults consumed 500ml of water half an hour before eating main meals saw them report an average loss of 4.3kg (9.48lbs) over a 12-week period. Researchers at the University of Birmingham said the simple trick could be hugely beneficial, and easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through...
  • Prostate cancer found in half of men over 60 at time of death

    07/13/2013 4:42:55 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 60 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kevin Connor
    Half of men over the age of 60 who were studied posthumously were found to have prostate cancer even though they died of other causes, a new study out of Mount Sinai Hospital shows. The study shows that a large proportion of prostate cancer tumours are in fact not life-threatening, Dr. Alexandre Zlotta said Friday. Results show there should be an improved screening method which would detect the disease based on clinical significance and level of aggressiveness instead of screening for all forms of this cancer. The findings also say the common use of prostate-specific antigen testing for the disease...
  • Calorie restriction falters in the long run - Genetics and healthy diets matter more for...

    08/29/2012 6:41:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 29 August 2012 | Amy Maxmen
    Genetics and healthy diets matter more for longevity. To those who enjoy the pleasures of the dining table, the news may come as a relief: drastically cutting back on calories does not seem to lengthen lifespan in primates. The verdict, from a 25-year study in rhesus monkeys fed 30% less than control animals, represents another setback for the notion that a simple, diet-triggered switch can slow ageing. Instead, the findings, published this week in Nature1, suggest that genetics and dietary composition matter more for longevity than a simple calorie count. To think that a simple decrease in calories caused such...
  • Are Carbohydrates Just Sugar by Another Name?

    01/05/2012 7:50:58 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 168 replies
    Self | Today | Self (mostly)
    I had a bit an epiphany yesterday, but it seems so contray to what I've been told about eating all my life, I'm having a hard time believing my analysis is corret. I've been working on changing my diet. One of the things I ran across was the fact that eating carbohydrates spikes your blood sugar. Then I heard someone make the comment (and it was almost a throw-away side comment) "of course, carbohydrates are just complex forms of sugar." Really? The following lines are pulled from here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161547.php, my insertions are in brackets [my comment]. Saccharides, or carbohydrates, are...
  • Why Diets Don't Work: Starved Brain Cells Eat Themselves, Study Finds

    08/02/2011 11:27:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Aug. 2, 2011 | NA
    A report in the August issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism might help to explain why it's so frustratingly difficult to stick to a diet. When we don't eat, hunger-inducing neurons in the brain start eating bits of themselves. That act of self-cannibalism turns up a hunger signal to prompt eating. "A pathway that is really important for every cell to turn over components in a kind of housekeeping process is also required to regulate appetite," said Rajat Singh of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The cellular process uncovered in neurons of the brain's hypothalamus is known as...
  • Michelle Obama targets toddler diets

    06/09/2011 8:44:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | June 9, 2011 | Nancy Benac (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama dropped in on lunch and circle time at a Washington child care center on Wednesday and used the occasion to announce a new national initiative to encourage child care centers to promote healthy eating and exercise habits starting with the littlest Americans. The first lady watched as toddlers ate a healthy lunch of fish, fruit and salad greens, did the bunny hop with youngsters in a P.E. class and clapped along with singing time at CentroNia, a bilingual child care center that stresses just the kinds of healthy practices that Mrs. Obama is trying to...
  • Southeast students served raw onions as snack

    05/28/2011 5:36:01 PM PDT · by yup2394871293 · 113 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/26/11 | Lisa Gartner
    No matter how you slice it, the days of milk and cookies are long gone as schools aim to provide students with healthy fruits and vegetables as snacks.But raw onions?That's what several classes of students at Southeast's Turner Elementary were fed Tuesday, instead of the zucchini slices the school's food provider, Chartwells, said it would serve as part of a federal initiative to provide healthy food to young learners.
  • New diets for cows, sheep could cut emissions

    04/04/2011 4:54:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/4/11 | Nina Chestney - Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) New diets for cows and sheep could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, research funded by the Department for environment, food and rural affairs (Defra) shows. Feeding the animals maize silage, naked oats and higher sugar grasses could reduce the amount of methane they produce, the study by Reading University and the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences showed. Agriculture accounts for around nine per cent of all British greenhouse gas emissions. Most of this comes from sheep, cows and goats. Farming accounts for 41 per cent of Britain's overall methane emissions, which are harmful to the...
  • The Newest Obesity Epidemic

    02/25/2011 1:03:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    GetLiberty.org (Americans for Limited Government) ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rebekah Rast
    Americas first lady is hell bent on fighting the obesity epidemic. For now it is focused on the nations children. She has interfered in school lunch and snack programs, and has even gotten one of the largest companies in the world, Wal-Mart, to comply with her plea to sell foods with less sugar and salt. In a Daily Caller op-ed, Orit Sklar, spokeswoman for My food. My Choice! wrote, Now, one of the largest companies in the world is the vehicle through which all American food and health policy will flow. As Wal-Mart begins to institute the five-year plan, aimed...
  • A Diet Manifesto: Drop the Apple and Walk Away

    01/02/2011 3:16:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 166 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 27, 2010 | ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D.
    Another year ends, and still the war drags on. In the final salvo of 2010, the combatants are lobbing fruit. Not literally, of course, though they might like to: The long war of the weight-loss diets has aroused passions just about as overheated as those of any military conflict. How is a person best advised to lose extra weight and retreat from diabetes and heart disease? Count calories, cut fat and fill up on fruits and vegetables? Or turn instead to a high-protein, high-fat... --snip-- In the opposite corner we have Gary Taubes, the science journalist who has thrown in...
  • Kevin Trudeau held in criminal contempt, facing jail time

    02/12/2010 3:15:22 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies · 1,207+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 02/11/2010 | Natasha Korecki
    Federal judge in Chicago acts after being flooded with emails prompted by the author-infomercial king. Kevin Trudeau, the slick, silver-tongued infomercial king and best-selling author amassed a fortune over years of persistent, late-night hawking. This week, he made the wrong sales pitch. Kevin Trudeau has been ordered to appear before a federal judge in Chicago this afternoon after flooding U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman with e-mails. CASE AGAINST HIM What led the late-night miracle-cure hawker to criminal contempt charges in Chicago: * Kevin Trudeau's Shop America USA as well as Natural Cures Inc. are in Elk Grove Village. * Trudeau...
  • KIRSTIE (ALLEY) CHECKS INTO FAT FARM

    10/06/2009 8:18:25 PM PDT · by traumer · 100 replies · 4,151+ views
    Sitcom queen Kirste Alley makes like human zeppelin, docks at fat farm for quick fix. Alarmed as her weight skyrocketed toward 300 pounds, a desperate Kirstie checked into a fat farm and began grueling six-days-a-week workout sessions. The distraught actress collapsed and broke down in tears when her weight soared to a record 250 pounds, as The ENQUIRER reported in late June. But she was unable to put the brakes on her out-of-control bingeing. Racing to avert disaster, Kirstie started a new diet and exercise routine, but ended up adding another 15 pounds - and hit the 265-pound mark in...
  • The Primal Diet: The Silliest Diet Ever? Hollywood's Latest Food Fad Is The Most Extreme Yet.

    03/20/2009 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies · 1,463+ views
    London Times ^ | March 20, 2009
    March 21, 2009 The Primal diet: the silliest diet ever? Hollywood's latest food fad is the most extreme yet. Do not try this at home Julia Llewellyn Smith John, a 36-year-old from London, is discussing the foods his diet allows. Carrots perhaps? Or quinoa? I'm very keen on a raw hare carcass, he says. Raw mallard is good too. So's raw tongue and raw organ meat. Ideally, it'll have been sitting around for three or four weeks and be really off. Some people like it when it's liquid mush but I prefer it really off, but still so you can...
  • New Book Asks "Does My Butt Look Big In This Beer?"

    10/21/2008 8:42:10 AM PDT · by ExiledChicagoan · 2 replies · 339+ views
    PR Web ^ | 10-21-2008 | PR Web Staff
    Reference Book Contains the Nutritional Values of 2,000 Worldwide Beers, Complete With Calorie and Carbohydrate Contents, Alcohol by Volume (ABV) and Weight Watchers Points - Valuable Reference Guide for Anyone on Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach or Practicing a Lifestyle of Moderation
  • The great diet delusion

    01/27/2008 1:31:31 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 51 replies · 445+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 27 January 2008 | Gary Taubes
    FOR the past century, the advice to the overweight and obese has remained remarkably consistent: consume fewer calories than you expend and you will lose weight. This prescription seems eminently reasonable. The only problem is that it doesn't seem to work. Neither eating less nor moving more reverses the course of obesity in any but the rarest cases. ...There is considerable evidence that the obesity epidemic is caused by a hormonal phenomenon, specifically by the consumption of refined carbohydrates, starches and sugars, all of which prompt (sooner or later) excessive insulin secretion. Insulin is the primary regulator of fat storage....
  • Calories underestimated in 'healthy' restaurants. Diners eat more calories than at fast food joints

    09/14/2007 11:07:53 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 37 replies · 1,362+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2007 | Anne Harding
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who opt for a meal at a "healthy" restaurant often consume more calories than they would dining at fast food joints that make no health claims, a new study shows. The researchers found that individuals underestimate the calorie content of foods served at restaurants they see as healthier, to a degree that could easily lead to weight gain. For example, "People think that the same 1,000-calorie meal has 159 fewer calories if it comes from Subway than if it comes from McDonalds," Dr. Pierre Chandon, at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, told Reuters Health. "If...
  • Synthetic hormone might curb binge eating

    06/11/2007 10:32:42 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 6 replies · 297+ views
    UPI ^ | 06/11/07
    SAN DIEGO, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a synthetic form of a hormone that produces a feeling of fullness when eating, may also help cut binge eating and the desire for sweets. The findings on fast food consumption and binge eating tendencies are based on a six-week research study of 88 obese individuals that found pramlintide -- the synthetic form of the hormone amylin -- reduces 24-hour caloric intake and meal sizes and improves control of eating in obese subjects. "Satiety hormones are commonly thought to control food intake by signaling to the brain when we are full,"...
  • "Atkins Hormone" Discovered

    06/08/2007 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Paradox · 28 replies · 833+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 05 June 2007
    'Atkins hormone' discovered 05 June 2007 They are loved and endorsed by celebrities and dismissed as an unhealthy diet craze by critics. But 'low carb', high protein and high fat diets have proven their metabolic worth: scientists in theUS have discovered a fat-burning role for a specific hormone stimulated by these eating regimes. The work has also raised the intriguing question of whether the Atkins diet could make you live longer.A group of researchers led by Steven Kliewer at Southwestern University in Dallas, Texas found that a growth hormone called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) stimulates fat metabolism in...