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  • Higher protein intake while dieting leads to healthier eating

    06/21/2022 3:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 24 replies
    Medical Xpress / Rutgers University / Obesity ^ | June 20, 2022 | Kitta MacPherson
    Eating a larger proportion of protein while dieting leads to better food choices and helps avoid the loss of muscle mass, according to a study. An analysis of pooled data from multiple weight-loss trials shows that increasing the amount of protein even slightly, from 18 percent of a person's food intake to 20 percent, has a substantial impact on the quality of the food choices made by the person. In addition, the researchers found a moderately higher intake of protein provided another benefit to the dieters: a reduced loss of lean body mass often associated with weight loss. Weight-loss regimens...
  • Study shows men with obesity can double their sperm count (Obese men maintaining 36 lbs. average weight loss had sperm count and concentration increase 40-50% at two months and 100% at a year)

    05/23/2022 2:43:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 13 replies
    Men all over the world are suffering from deteriorating semen quality—often referred to as an outright fertility crisis. Now, however, there may be good news for some of the men who are experiencing problems. In a new clinical study, researchers show that men with obesity improve their semen quality if they lose weight—and maintain the weight loss. "It was surprising to us that such a big improvement can be shown in the semen quality in connection with a weight loss. And as 18 percent of Danes have obesity, this new knowledge may actually make a difference," says Professor Signe Torekov....
  • Experimental Drug Breaks Record For Weight Loss in Latest Clinical Trial Results

    05/09/2022 10:40:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | May 9, 2022 | PETER DOCKRILL
    An experimental drug being clinically investigated for its effects on body weight in obese and overweight people has delivered record-breaking weight loss for participants in the trial – on par with surgical options, the company behind the drug suggests. Tirzepatide, developed by American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), is a once-weekly injection that promotes weight loss by mimicking the effects of natural hormones called incretins. These hormones lower blood sugar after we eat, in addition to regulating metabolic processes related to digestion. In the case of tirzepatide, which is not yet available on the market pending further clinical...
  • Ubiquitous nutrients suppress appetite and promote movement (Non-essential amino acids)

    04/02/2022 8:06:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 11 replies
    Medical Xpress / ETH Zurich / Current Biology ^ | Apr. 1, 2022 | Fa­bio Ber­ga­min / Paulius Viskaitis et al
    Researchers show that non-essential amino acids act as appetite suppressants and promote the urge to move. A protein-rich diet can help people lose weight. Researchers have now demonstrated a new mechanism by which the building blocks of proteins curb appetite. Specifically, it involves non-essential amino acids. Of the 21 amino acids our bodies require, there are nine they are unable to produce on their own. They are called essential amino acids. Because we must obtain these through our diet, they have long been the focus of nutrition research. The other 12 amino acids are considered non-essential. The body can produce...
  • We're Starting Weight Watchers on Monday. Tips? Hints? Tricks? Favorite Recipes? Healthy Habits?

    02/27/2022 7:40:22 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 105 replies
    February 27, 2022 | Diana in Wisconsin
    I pulled the trigger, yesterday. Been wanting to sign up and have been doing all the research. I just joined their very BASIC program; $3+ a week for 2 months and then three free or some such deal. Affordable. On-line. Self-directed. No mandatory meetings. My Mom always used Weight Watchers when she wanted to shed some pounds, and I've spent 3/4 of my LIFE maintaining my weight to strict Army standards. Not FUN - but I also used to get a LOT more exercise than I do now, at age 62. Also, no longer working a job where I was...
  • Scientists discover switch that turns white fat brown

    09/07/2011 9:37:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    http://medicalxpress.com ^ | 09-06-2011 | Provided by Ohio State University Medical Center
    Scientists have discovered a biological switch that gives energy-storing white fat the characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings could lead to new strategies for treating obesity. The animal study by researchers at The Ohio State University Medical Center shows that the change is due to the activation of a nerve and biochemical pathway that begins in the hypothalamus, an area of the brain involved in energy balance, and ends in white fat cells. This pathway, called the hypothalamic-adipocyte axis, also induces brown-fat-like cells within masses of white fat. The white-to-brown fat transformation occurs when animals are placed in an...
  • Can potatoes help you lose weight? Here's what a nutritionist says

    02/22/2022 11:23:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    https://www.hindustantimes.com ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2022 | By Parmita Uniyal
    Potatoes are high in fibre as well as resistant starch and can keep one full for longer periods. They also prevent overeating. =================================================================================== Think of potatoes and delicacies like aloo paratha, french fries, potato chips, aloo tikki and other deep-fried stuff instantly come to your mind. No wonder, we associate potatoes with all things unhealthy. It is probably because of this reason potatoes have gained reputation of being a fattening food over the years and those aiming to lose weight and with diabetes are asked to avoid it at all costs in order to keep health issues at bay. The...
  • Weight loss may repair the brain after stroke in diabetes (Normalizing glucose and weight “significantly improved” late stroke recovery)

    01/10/2022 12:51:46 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 5 replies
    People with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of stroke and slower recovery from it. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that neurological recovery from stroke is significantly improved in mice with obesity and diabetes who achieve weight loss to the extent that glucose metabolism returns to normal levels. The results are published in the scientific journal Cardiovascular Diabetology and may have clinical relevance for stroke rehabilitation in type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes in the world is expected to rise dramatically to 700 million people in 2045. Stroke is one of the major complications in people...
  • Hiking and Meditation Helped This Guy Get Sober and Lose 350 Pounds

    01/06/2022 3:01:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Thu, January 6, 2022 | Taylyn Washington-Harmon
    Scott Todd is a 31-year-old healthcare worker turned weight loss counselor from Phoenix, Arizona. Alcoholism and opioid addiction after losing his stepmom made him turn to food as a coping method. Here's how he got sober and healtho I've actually have lost a total of 500 pounds over the course of my lifetime. Despite working really hard to lose the weight in the past, I gained it all back within a few years. The biggest factor to this weight gain was big-time depression. I was addicted to taking prescription painkillers and drinking for many years, and it destroyed my will,...
  • Let's Focus More on What We Eat, Not How Much

    10/26/2021 4:53:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | October 18, 2021 | David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD
    The carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity offers a new way to conceptualize energy balanceA conceptual illustration of the complex mathematics of potato chips, a cupcake, bread slices, a donut. The First Law of Thermodynamics, formulated in the 1800s, says that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. For the human body, this principle of physics means that if you consume more calories than you burn (or excrete), the excess is stored in the body (mainly as fat). Variations on this "energy balance" principle form the foundations for how we think about, and treat, obesity. For example, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans...
  • Want to Lose Weight? Try Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss, Says Study

    10/17/2021 3:25:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/14
    Intermittent fasting is the new health trend that is slowly but steadily encroaching on the number 1 spot. It promises weight loss, improves metabolism and reverses many lifestyle-related diseases. Now a new study review led by University of Illinois Chicago researchers says that intermittent fasting can produce clinically significant weight loss as well as improve metabolic health in individuals with obesity. The findings of the study were published in the journal Annual Review of Nutrition. "We noted that intermittent fasting is not better than regular dieting; both produce the same amount of weight loss and similar changes in blood pressure,...
  • Can Intermittent Fasting Really Help You Lose Weight and Live Longer?

    10/17/2021 3:14:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Mon, October 11, 2021, | Arricca Elin SanSone
    Maybe you’ve tried intermittent fasting (IF) to shed a few (pandemic!) pounds, since the hope and potential for weight loss is what this eating plan is best known for. And yes, scientists are looking into whether or not it really is effective at helping people slim down. But some studies show that IF—in which you only eat during a specified time period—may have other possible long-term health benefits as well. “The goal with IF is improving metabolic health, reducing the risk of certain conditions such as diabetes, and increasing longevity,” says Laura Kelly, C.N.S., L.D.N., an advanced genomic nutritionist at...
  • Florida Surgeon General Bashes Virus Hysteria: ‘Done with Fear,’ Vaccines ‘Treated Almost Like a Religion’

    09/22/2021 2:23:12 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2021 | PAUL BOIS
    Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the new Surgeon General and Secretary of the Department of Health for the state of Florida, denounced coronavirus hysteria on Tuesday, alleging it uses fear to rob people of their personal autonomy. [cut] After stepping up to the podium, Ladopo declared that the Sunshine State is “done with fear.” “We’re done with fear. It’s been something that’s been, unfortunately, a centerpiece of health policy in the United States ever since the beginning of the pandemic, and it’s over here — expiration date is done,” he said. In the same speech, Ladopo touted the importance of vaccines while...
  • A Never-Before-Seen System For Burning 'Deep Fat' Has Been Found in Mouse Studies

    08/20/2021 11:17:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 20 AUGUST 2021 | CARLY CASSELLA
    A series of new experiments on mice have revealed a key process by which the brain and immune system communicate to burn deep stores of visceral fat. It's the first time scientists have identified a neuro-immune pathway directly linked to fat control, and while the findings are limited to mice, the authors are hopeful the system extends to other mammals, like humans, too. Visceral or 'deep' fat is the yellow matter that envelops the abdominal organs. Like most forms of fat, its presence is crucial to maintain a body's fundamental functions, but if it builds up too much, it can...
  • Surprising Benefits of the Keto Diet for Weight Loss and Mental Health

    05/01/2021 4:12:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    WCVB5 ^ | Apr 30, 2021 | Emily Riemer
    According to a recent study in JAMA Network Open, Americans gained about 1 1/2 pounds every month during stay-at-home orders last year. At the same time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2 in 5 are struggling with mental health issues. One local researcher believes a ketogenic diet could help address both issues. Eric Rodgers was running marathons when his doctor said he was pre-diabetic. At the time, he was also taking anti-depressants. "You would lose enjoyment in things. You're not looking forward to things that you used to look forward to," Rodgers said. He...
  • A Banned Experimental Stimulant From 1940s Was Just Found in Weight Loss Supplements

    03/31/2021 7:01:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 23 MARCH 2021 | RACHAEL RETTNER
    An experimental stimulant drug from the World War II era is showing up in weight loss and sports supplements sold today, according to a new study. The stimulant, known as phenpromethamine, was last sold as a nasal inhaler called Vonedrine in the 1940s and 1950s, but it has since been withdrawn from the market and has never been approved for oral use, according to the study, published Tuesday (March 23) in the journal Clinical Toxicology. It's also banned from competitive sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The new study appears to be the first to confirm the presence of phenpromethamine...
  • 'Game-Changer' Drug Promotes Weight Loss Like No Medicine Ever Seen, Scientists Say

    02/11/2021 11:05:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | PETER DOCKRILL | 11 FEBRUARY 2021
    In the simplest terms, obesity is the product of a body's energy output being less than its energy input. But in reality, there's nothing simple about this complex and mysterious disease. Obesity, which has skyrocketed in recent decades – now defining the body mass of over 40 percent of adult Americans – isn't just difficult for people to endure and scientists to understand. It's also incredibly hard to treat. Beyond commitment to sustained lifestyle changes – healthy eating and exercise, effectively – there are really only two potential options that may help: bariatric surgery and weight-loss medications. The former is...
  • Straight talk on Intermittent Fasting (does it work or not!?!)

    01/23/2021 11:00:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Jan. 13, 2021 | Christine Sismondo
    Sometimes it seems as if the diet world is nearly as polarized as the political sphere. Especially when it comes to Intermittent Fasting (IF). I wrote a piece about it last year and, almost immediately, saw people sub-tweeting me to complain about promoting an eating disorder in the name of wellness. That’s a pretty stock response to the mere mention of IF in some circles. On the other end of the spectrum are the die-hard devotees of this popular weight-loss plan, which places more emphasis on when people eat than what they eat. Earlier this fall, when Dr. Ethan Weiss,...
  • Coaches Need to Be at the Front Line of Addressing Disordered Eating in Runners

    11/21/2019 3:10:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 19, 2019 | Rachel Steil
    “Why haven’t we been told this information?” A coach at a clinic asked me this near the end of a presentation I gave about my eating disorder, where I told my recovery story and offered strategies for what coaches can do to support their athletes. Disordered eating stories amongst runners seem to have been shared mostly through murmurs between coaches and private conversations between athletes who were feeling alone and struggling in silence. As a cross-country coach for Grandville High School in Michigan—four years assistant, two years head coach—I’ve noticed that eating disorders in sport is not a regular or...
  • Runner in ‘Jesus Saves’ Bib Collapses, Is Saved by Group With Man Named Jesus

    11/03/2019 11:53:20 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 31, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    The last moment Tyler Moon remembers clearly in the Twin Cities 10-Miler on October 6 was seeing his parents and fiancée around the first mile. After that, he just has flashes of feeling off and struggling to breathe properly, followed by waking up in the ER with cuts on his face and a heavy, painful chest. Despite never having any heart issues in the past, the 25-year-old had experienced ventricular tachycardia, an irregular heartbeat that caused reduced blood flow throughout his body. Just after the 8-mile mark, the lower chambers of his heart were getting no blood at all, so...