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Friday, September 30, 2011

Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Offspring Against Long-Term Neurodegenerative Diseases

Another advantage of a fit pregnancy and another reason the fat should not reproduce.
If you are pregnant, here's another reason to work out: you will reduce the chances of your new baby developing neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, later in life. A new research report published online in The FASEB Journal shows that mice bred to develop a neurodegenerative disease roughly equivalent to Alzheimer's disease showed fewer signs of the disease and greater brain plasticity later in life when their mothers exercised regularly than those whose mothers did not exercise.

Get fit.

Get pregnant.

Stay fit.

Have healthy kids.

In Obese Mice, Exercise Eases Arthritis, Even Without Weight Loss

Not ideal, but another argument in favor of training.
Adding another incentive to exercise, scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found that physical activity improves arthritis symptoms even among obese mice that continue to chow down on a high-fat diet.

The insight suggests that excess weight alone isn't what causes the aches and pains of osteoarthritis, despite the long-held notion that carrying extra pounds strains the joints and leads to the inflammatory condition.
However, the "excess weight," i.e., fatosity, almost certainly contributes.

Exercise Rehab Ups Survival in Abnormal Heart-Rate Recovery

Hmmm... Maybe there is something to this fitness thing after all.
A simple exercise program tailored to the patient's functional limits can improve the survival prognosis for patients with abnormal heart-rate recovery (HRR), results of a new study show [1].

HRR, the difference between a person's heart rate at peak exercise and one minute into recovery postexercise, is an easily derived variable that has been shown in earlier studies to predict overall mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to Dr Michael Jolly (Cleveland Clinic, OH) and colleagues. An HRR value <12 beats per minute is considered abnormal. Small studies have shown that cardiac-rehabilitation regimens can restore patients' HRR to normal, but Jolly et al's study, published in the October 4, 2011 issue of Circulation, is the first to show that restoring heart-rate recovery to normal can lead to survival benefit, according to the authors.
And if patients do not comply with their physical activity regimen, have them reimburse the system for their non-compliance.

After all, why should the rest of us pay for their illnesses of choice?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

AHA Weighs in on Waist Circumference and BMI in Adiposity

At least they got this one right - using the BMI, that is.
Body-mass index (BMI) and waist-circumference measurements should remain the primary tools for assessing adiposity in the population, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association [1]. Individuals with a high BMI or those with a disproportionately high waist circumference for any given BMI should be examined by clinicians for further risk stratification and targeted with lifestyle interventions, including weight loss, according to experts.
The BMI is easy to perform, a clinician is NOT needed, anyone can do it and the inch. centimeter, meter, pound and kilogram (the measures used in calculating the BMI) will not be vanity-sized.

Review Confirms CVD Risk With NSAIDS Rofecoxib, Diclofenac

And you can bet that they will find problems down the road with any diet drug that gets approved.
A large systematic review of available evidence on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) confirms that rofecoxib (Vioxx, Merck) is associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular events, while also suggesting that diclofenac, a widely used, over-the-counter NSAID, also poses an equivalent risk to patients [1]. Of the medications studied, ibuprofen and naproxen are the least likely to increase the risk of MI and coronary heart disease death.
It is always better to do things drug-free.

For weight loss, learn how, here.

Cell Dysfunction Linked To Obesity And Metabolic Disorders

The dysfunctional cells are the ones that say, "Stop eating, fatso."
By measuring the radioactive isotope carbon-14, scientists at Karolinska Institutet have revealed an association between lipid cell dysfunction and diseases such as obesity, diabetes and blood lipid disorders. The study, which is presented in the journal Nature, can lead to new approaches to combating metabolic diseases.
There are and never will be any "new approaches."

There is and always will be the fewer Calories in than out approach.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Standard Heart Attack Testing Doesn't Always Work for Women

Now they tell us. (As if anything "always" works.)
...Anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000 women every year with arteries that show up as clear on an angiogram suffer from a heart attack. Thirty-eight percent of the time, like Brown, they have the kind of plaque that doesn't show up on an angiogram, according to new research from the Cardiac and Vascular Institute at New York University Langone Medical Center. In these women, a rupture or ulcer in the plaque of their coronary arteries is behind their heart attack, but this rupture would not show up in standard angiogram.

"When a woman comes in with heart attack symptoms, but the angiogram is clear, doctors will sometimes turn around and tell them they didn't have a heart attack at all," says l Dr. Harmony Reynolds, the lead author of the study and an associate director of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center. "This is a big deal, because these patients are not getting the medication they need."

Better to be fit than sick and misdiagnosed.

For older women, year following hip fracture can be especially deadly

Two words - Anabolic Clinic (sm).
Women age 65 and older who fracture a hip are much more likely to die from any cause during the following year than they would be if they had avoided injury, a new study suggests.

The increased risk of death associated with hip fractures was especially dramatic among younger women. In the 65- to 69-year-old age group, the odds of death were five times higher for women in a post-fracture year than they were for non-injured women of the same age, the study found.

Many of the 300,000 hip fractures that occur each year in the United States happen in postmenopausal women with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, typically after a fall or other accident. Researchers have already established that these fractures increase the risk of death, but they haven't been able to rule out the possibility that women who fracture a hip are already at greater risk before their injury.
Protect yourself with anabolic substances.

Learn more - here, here and here.

Saw palmetto no more effective than placebo for urinary symptoms

Now how is that possible?
Saw palmetto, a widely used herbal dietary supplement, does not reduce urinary problems associated with prostate enlargement any better than a placebo, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study was published Sept. 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Prostate enlargement, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can cause frequent urination, a weak or intermittent urine stream and an inability to empty the bladder completely. More than half of men in their 60s, and up to 90 percent in their 70s and 80s, have symptoms of BPH.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) supported the study. All are part of the NIH.

According to Robert A. Star, M.D., director of the NIDDK's Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases, the current study met an important need for rigorous evaluation of standard and higher doses of saw palmetto. The trial also confirmed results of the earlier NIDDK- and NCCAM-sponsored Saw Palmetto Trial for Enlarged Prostates (STEP), which found that a standard daily dose of 320 milligrams provided no greater symptom relief than placebo.
More savings by avoiding Whore Foods and the crap they sell.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

White Fruits, Vegetables Associated With Reduced Stroke Risk

Eat white! Didn't they used to tell us that white foods are bad?
Healthful pigmented bioactive compounds, including carotenoids, anthocyanidins, and flavonoids, give the edible portion of fruits and vegetables their specific colors. Which fruit and vegetable color groups are most highly associated with lower stroke incidence was previously undetermined, although US federal dietary guidelines include use of color to assign nutritional value.

Earlier studies on the preventive health benefits of fruits and vegetables addressed each food's unique nutritional value and characteristics, including antioxidant value. Apples and pears are high in dietary fiber and a flavonoid called quercetin. The objective of this study by Oude Griep and colleagues was to determine if different fruit and vegetable color groups vary in protective effects against the risk for stroke during 10-year follow-up.

Study Synopsis and Perspective

A new study shows an association between a high intake of fruits and vegetables with white flesh, in this research mainly apples and pears, and a reduced risk for stroke on the order of 50%.

In this large, population-based study, each 25 g/day increase in consumption of white fruits and vegetables was associated with a 9% decrease in stroke risk.
They did.

Still think they have any idea what they are talking about?

Rapid Weight Gain in First Three Months of Life Hard on Lungs

More early nutritional child abuse.
Almost half of children have wheezing in the first years of life, as reported by Martinez and colleagues in the January 19, 1995, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Rapid weight gain in infancy has been linked with wheezing at age 3 years, according to Taveras and colleagues in the May 2008 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. However, the effect of weight gain specifically in the first 3 months of life on the incidence of wheezing is not known.

This prospective birth cohort study of healthy infants, described by Katier and colleagues in the 2004 issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology, assesses whether rapid growth in the first 3 months of life is associated with wheezing in the first year of life, wheezing-related consultation in the first 5 years, and lung function at age 5 years.

Study Synopsis and Perspective

Regardless of what a baby weighs at birth, rapid weight gain in the first three months of life raises the risk for wheezing illnesses by age one and lower lung function at age five, a new study from the Netherlands shows.
Stop overfeeding the kids!

Many in US get too much medical care: survey

For sure - but wrong reason.
Forty-two percent of US doctors believe that their patients are getting too much medical care, according to a survey published Monday which suggests fears of malpractice suits may be to blame.

A total of 28 percent said they felt they were treating their patients too aggressively, while 45 percent said one of every 10 patients they saw daily had issues that could have been dealt with by phone, by email or by a nurse.
"Defensive medicine" does not add to the care of the patient - by definition.

Americans get too much medical care because we pay for treating illnesses of choice.

When that stops, and it comes out of pocket, then Americans will get the right amount.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Red wine no fountain of youth after all? What new study says

Another supplement you can stop buying at Whore Foods.
A group of scientists who thought they found the fountain of youth may be all wet. New research from England suggests the red wine compound called resveratrol may not extend lifespan at all.

The scientists, including Dr. Leonard Guarente, professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, were excited by studies that seemed to show that resveratrol could "activate" longevity-promoting proteins called sirtuins. Alas, that doesn't seem to be the case.

"We have re-examined the key experiments linking sirtuin with longevity in animals and none seem to stand up to close scrutiny," study author Dr. David Gems, professor of aging at the University of London, said in a written statement. "Sirtuins, far from being a key to longevity appear to have nothing to do with extending life.

For the study - published in the September 22 issue of Nature - scientists genetically manipulated worms to produce more sirtuin. The worms did live longer than their normal counterparts, as the earlier studies showed.

But the scientists behind the new study say the original research may have been flawed. When they controlled for other factors - so the only difference between worms was sirtuin levels - the longevity effect vanished. The scientists also tried to use resveratrol to activate sirtuins in fruit flies, and were unable to do so...

He told CBS News of red wine, "If it is good for you, it's almost certainly not because of the resveratrol."

Miller said it may sell more bottles, but the idea that resveratrol turns on sirtuins, and sirtuins help people live a long time is "hopelessly oversimplified."The amount of resveratrol in red wine is far lower than the amounts given to animals in these studies, he said, and the newest study showed resveratrol didn't even activate sirtuins.

Said Miller, "People who bought the story for the last 10 years have been fooled."

Doubts Raised Over "Longevity Gene", Other Factors Now Thought To Be Responsible

Researchers who re-tested findings of previous studies suggesting the so-called "longevity gene" prolonged lifespan through the production of sirtuin proteins, say the effect is most likely not due to that gene but to other confounding genetic factors in the modified organisms used in the experiments.
More bad info taken as gospel.

Nibble Nation: Grazing Can Pile On the Pounds

You can thank the sow AdipOprah and her experts for this.
There was a point in the not-so-distant past when gas stations sold gas, not soft pretzels. Gyms had water fountains, not vending machines, and food trucks were parked at carnivals, not around every corner. Today, roughly a quarter of the calories in the American diet come from snacks, according to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition. And that figure has jumped 41 percent in the past 20 years.

Satisfy cravings for less than 100 calories

"Everyone is constantly eating, especially foods that are convenient to buy and hold," says Phil Lempert, a food-industry analyst in Santa Monica, California. And you guessed it: Those convenient foods often tend to be the ones most laden with fat, sugar, and sodium. Snacks in general have more calories than ever before. No wonder the obesity rate among American adults has shot from 15 percent to 34 percent over the past 30 years. But aside from being insanely accessible, why do these between-meal bites have such power? We found out.

Sure, we eat snacks because they taste good, but we're also motivated by our ideas about what they are--and what they supposedly can do for us.

We think they're healthy

Around the turn of the millennium, research began to bear out the benefits of eating more frequently (as opposed to sticking to three main meals). The theory is that regularly stoking your metabolism with food can actually help you burn more calories. As a result, nutritionists began advocating an eating plan that distributed the total daily calories (around 1,800 for a 130-pound woman) among five or six "mini meals" eaten three to four hours apart. It's good advice--if you follow it. Unfortunately, too many people simply added two or three smaller meals (at 250 to 300 calories each) to their usual 400-to 500-calorie breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. You get the picture: They ended up overeating, all in the name of better health.
It is all about Calories in vs. Calories out.

Meal frequency, number, size, etc., are irrelevant.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Obese Individuals See High-Calorie Food Differently

As in this:

Not this?

The number of individuals who are obese and suffer with its associated health problems has reached epidemic levels. One factor behind this is that we are constantly surrounded by high-calorie foods and/or images of these foods. Robert Sherwin and colleagues, at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, have now visualized differences in the way that the brains of obese and nonobese individuals respond to visual cues of high-calorie foods.

Sherwin and colleagues found that in nonobese individuals with low levels of glucose in their blood, certain regions of the brain were triggered in response to food cues and the individuals had a great desire for high-calorie foods. If these individuals had a normal level of glucose in their blood, different regions of the brain were triggered by the food cures and the individuals were less interested in high-calorie foods. Importantly, this ability of normal levels of glucose in the blood to reduce desire for high-calorie foods was not present in individuals who were obese.
So what?

Get some self-control, fatsos.

Lack Of Sleep Causes Diabetes Risk

Yep, this is the cause. Not enough sleep.
An article by the American Diabetes Association in Diabetes Care links lack of sleep to higher blood sugar levels and thus possible type 2 diabetes risk.

Researchers say they are uncertain whether lack of adequate sleep causes changes in the regulation of blood sugar, the body's sensitivity to insulin, or if insulin secretion is reduced, however the results clearly showed higher blood sugar levels are present in individuals who have not had a full night's rest.
Or not.


In A Study Of Preschoolers, Meals Paired With Collectible Toys Are Perceived By Kids As Likeable And Good Tasting

Bribe 'em.
The thought of toys being given out as part of children's meal deals might be easier to swallow, and better for you, if the toys are part of a collectible set and tied to healthy, nutrition-rich food choices. Who says? Kids and their parents do.
Bet that will last for a day or two before taste wins over collectibility.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Obese People's Brains Less Able To Control Impulse To Eat Than Thin People

Obese individuals are less able to inhibit the impulsive desire to eat than people of normal weight, especially when their blood-sugar levels go down below normal, researchers from Yale University and the University of Southern California reported in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. They also found that for most people, when the brain becomes hungry, a chocolate bar suddenly looks a lot more desirable.
So, too is it with pedophiles.

But we don't make excuses for them (yet).

Hey, fatsos!

Man up and exert some self-control.

TV Viewing Linked To Unhealthy Eating

So? Whatcha gonna do, shut down the air waves?
Spending time in front of the television is linked to an increased consumption of unhealthy snacks and drinks according to a recent review by Loughborough University experts.

Dr Natalie Pearson and Professor Stuart Biddle of the University's School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS) reviewed 53 studies worldwide focussing on sedentary behaviour and dietary intake, and found a clear association between screen time and an unhealthy diet in children, adolescents and adults.

In particular, television viewing was strongly associated with the consumption of energy-dense snacks, drinks and fast food, and a lower consumption of fruit and vegetables.

Professor Biddle explains:

"Not only are television viewers exposed to numerous advertisements that can influence the type of food they desire and consume, but television can also act as a distraction, resulting in a lack of awareness of actual food consumption or overlooking food cues that may lead to overconsumption.
If this is the case, then, fatsos, try to be smarter than the idiot box.

Either way, once the fat have to pay for their diseases of choice, Slimmer World, here we come.

Heart Disease Deaths Could Be Halved By Policies That Promote Healthy Eating

Won't make a difference.
Research by the University of Liverpool has found that intervention policies that promote healthy eating could cut the death rate for cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 50%.

Professor Simon Capewell from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Well-being found that intervention policies which reduce unhealthy eating habits can have a significant effect on levels of CVD at both an individual and population level.
Because fat f**ks simply do not care.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Calcium Increases Risk For Prostate Cancer; Genetics May Predict Why

First it was heart disease, now it's the prostate.
A study led by University of Southern California (USC) epidemiologists suggests that a high intake of calcium causes prostate cancer among African-American men who are genetically good absorbers of the mineral.

"High dietary intake of calcium has long been linked to prostate cancer and this study suggests that these associations are likely to be causal," said Sue Ann Ingles, Dr.P.H., associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and principal investigator of the study.
Still think they have any idea what a "safe" supplement is?

Another reason to avoid spending money on supplements at Whore Foods.

Maternal High-Fat Diet Programs Babies In The Womb To Be Fat

Guess who generally eats high-fat foods?

High fat people.

More early nutritional child abuse.
New research in mice indicates that babies born to moms who eat a high-fat diet before and during pregnancy have a higher fat mass and smaller livers than babies whose moms consume low-fat fare, according to scientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Stop the abuse.

Brain's Reward Centers Demand Glucose

Another reason why the people who want to remove all pleasure from food will fail.
If the brain goes hungry, Twinkies look a lot better, a study led by researchers at Yale University and the University of Southern California has found.

Brain imaging scans show that when glucose levels drop, an area of the brain known to regulate emotions and impulses loses the ability to dampen desire for high-calorie food, according to the study published online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

"Our prefrontal cortex is a sucker for glucose," said Rajita Sinha, the Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry, and professor in the Department of Neurobiology and the Yale Child Study Center, one of the senior authors of the research.
That is why it is better to lose weight properly instead of conventionally.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Potential New Benefit Of Pure Maple Syrup On Liver Health

Canadians must have the healthiest livers on the planet, or...
New research conducted at the University of Tokyo suggests that pure maple syrup may promote a healthy liver. The pilot study, conducted by Dr. Keiko Abe of the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, showed that healthy laboratory rats fed a diet in which some of the carbohydrate was replaced with pure maple syrup from Canada yielded significantly better results in liver function tests than the control groups fed a diet with a syrup mix containing a similar sugar content as maple syrup. The results will be published in the November, 2011 issue of Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry.
...they are just looking to make a buck.
This study was funded by the Conseil pour le développement de l'agriculture du Québec (CDAQ) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) on behalf of the Canadian Maple Syrup Industry and the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers.
Which is it?

I wonder...

An Apple Or Pear A Day May Keep Strokes Away

White foods are staging a comeback.
That's the conclusion of a Dutch study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association in which researchers found that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables with white flesh may protect against stroke.
At this rate, the advice to eat a rainbow of foods each day will soon become an endangered species.

Our Healthy Eating Plate More Scientifically Sound Than Govt's MyPlate Say Harvard Scientists

Mine is bigger than yours. Too bad, neither of 'em will work.
Harvard scientists have launched their own "Healthy Eating Plate", saying it is easier to understand, gives better advice and is more scientifically sound than the US government's "MyPlate". Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) say their plate includes information the government one leaves out, such as whole grains are better for health than refined grains, that beans, nuts, fish and poultry are a healthier source of protein than red and processed meats, and that you don't have to consume dairy at every meal. They suggest the government one is heavily influenced by the interests of agriculture.
The only thing that will succeed, is holding the fat accountable, i.e., having them pay for their illnesses of choice.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Data Is Power: Michigan Fights Childhood Obesity by Tracking It

Right idea, wrong "guards," too late. Sure to go bad.
In an attempt to combat Michigan's childhood obesity epidemic, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today that the state would begin tracking kids' body mass index through the Michigan Care Improvement Registry. Although the policy would be one of the most extensive government anti-childhood obesity efforts, pediatricians were divided over whether it would have the desired impact.

The tracking system would encourage pediatricians to calculate patients' BMI using height and weight measurements, and report these numbers to the state through the existing immunization tracking system, the Michigan Care Improvement Registry. The numbers would be reported anonymously, meaning that the child's identity would not be connected to his or her BMI in state records.

The hope is that having doctors track height and weight in this way would encourage more discussion among parents, kids and doctors about the dangers of being overweight, says Geralyn Lasher, director of communications at the Executive Office of the Governor.

The new policy does not require that doctors discuss obesity with kids and parents, nor does it provide physicians with the extra time or training needed to discuss weight problems -- a narrowness of focus that some doctors believes will limit the policy's effectiveness.
Physicians are among the least equipped of all to offer weight loss advice. (e.g., see here, here, here, here and here.

As is anybody associated with sick care, the diet industry or government.

The time to track these kids is when a fat person gets pregnant, not when the kids are fat and in school.

By then it will be too late.

Dr. Oz accused of fear-mongering on apple juice

He persists and persists.
Arsenic in apple juice! Fed to babies! And it probably came from China! Television's Dr. Mehmet Oz is under fire from the FDA and others for sounding what they say is a false alarm about the dangers of apple juice.

Oz, one of TV's most popular medical experts, said on his Fox show Wednesday that testing by a New Jersey lab had found what he suggested were troubling levels of arsenic in many brands of juice.

The Food and Drug Administration said its own tests show no such thing, even on one of the same juice batches Oz cited.

"There is no evidence of any public health risk from drinking these juices. And FDA has been testing them for years," the agency said in a statement.

The flap escalated Thursday, when Oz's former medical school classmate Dr. Richard Besser lambasted him on ABC's "Good Morning America" show for what Besser called an "extremely irresponsible" report that was akin to "yelling 'Fire!' in a movie theater."

Besser was acting head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before joining ABC news as health and medical editor several years ago.

Arsenic is naturally present in water, air, food and soil in two forms — organic and inorganic. According to the FDA, organic arsenic passes through the body quickly and is essentially harmless. Inorganic arsenic — the type found in pesticides — can be toxic and may pose a cancer risk if consumed at high levels or over a long period.

"The Dr. Oz Show" did not break down the type when it tested several dozen juice samples for total arsenic. As a result, the FDA said the results are misleading.
Furthermore, the agency's own tests found far lower total arsenic levels from one of the same juice batches the Oz show tested — 2 to 6 parts per billion of arsenic versus the 36 that Oz's show had claimed.

Tests of the same batch conducted by two different food testing labs for the juice's maker, Nestle USA, which sells Juicy Juice under the Gerber brand, also found levels consistent with the FDA results.

In a letter published on the Oz show's website, Nestle said it told the program's producer in advance that the method the show's lab used was intended for testing waste water, not fruit juice, and "therefore their results would be unreliable at best."
Well, what do you expect when AdipOprah chooses "America's doctor"?

And how honest is this creep?
In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, even Oz said he wouldn't hesitate to keep giving his four children apple juice.

Moms Who Eat High-Fat Diet Before, During Pregnancy 'Program' Babies to Be Fat, at Risk

Hey! Guess who generally eats high-fat foods?

High fat people.
New research in mice indicates that babies born to moms who eat a high-fat diet before and during pregnancy have a higher fat mass and smaller livers than babies whose moms consume low-fat fare, according to scientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
More early nutritional child abuse.

Help stop it and save the kids.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Diabetes Epidemic on 'Relentlessly Upward Trajectory'

Guess whose fault it is?
The number of people diagnosed with and dying from diabetes continues "on a relentlessly upward trajectory," with no signs of abating, according to officials from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 47th Annual Meeting.

Data from international studies demonstrate that the number of people with diabetes in 2011 has reached 366 million. This year, 4.6 million deaths will be attributed to diabetes, with 1 person dying from diabetes every 7 seconds. Healthcare spending on diabetes has reached $465 billion.
I'll give you two hints:

1. Fat
2. F**ks

Risk for Diabetes Tied to Degree and Duration of Obesity

Gotta stop paying for these diseases of choice.
Degree and duration of obesity, expressed as excess body mass index (BMI)-years, shows a better correlation with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with BMI alone, according to a new study.
Let the fat pay their own way.

This would solve the "health care crisis."

Wide Waists Trim Lifespan For Women

Wide waists = fat women.
Ever since the mid-1970s when Harvard initiated what is now known as "The Nurses Study" we've been told that white women with waists over 40 inches, raised their risk of early death by 40% vs. their slimmer sisters who maintained waists in the 26 to 27 inch measure.

However, significant new data just published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Sept. 8) lead by Dr. Julie Palmer, shows that black women are equally at risk.

"There is really no surprise here. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and the countless other deadly ills directly related to obesity are color-blind. For the record, they are sex-blind as well," say boomer generation health experts Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel and authors of the new book, TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (April 2011, BSH).

Pounds add up. Studies are showing that obesity is starting earlier than ever. Our children ages 12-18 are reported as 18% being obese and baby boomers the 81 million born between 1946-1964-are polled at a whopping 66%+ being either obese or overweight.

"Obesity is a medical time bomb. It threatens our lives, livelihoods, financial stability, families and our society at large," say the Griesels.
Not if we refuse to pay for the porkers and their self-inflicted wounds.

Monday, September 19, 2011

49 Million Americans Struggle to Put Food on the Table


The report is a lie and I'll bet you that a significant percentage of these strugglers are fat.
The number of Americans struggling to put adequate food on the table remains at an all-time high, a new government report shows.

The report, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), finds that 49 million Americans, or one in six, lacked the resources to eat sufficient, regular meals in 2010.

That number was essentially unchanged since its peak in 2009.

The report is based on an annual survey of 45,000 U.S. households conducted by the U.S. Census.
And here is the big, fat lie part:
People who are food insecure often forgo healthy foods like whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean cuts of meat.
They may have plenty of food, just not the politically correct stuff.

F**k you.

Metabolic Syndrome Rife - Suffered By 1 In 5 Canadians

Oink, eh?
Approximately one in five Canadians has metabolic syndrome - a combination of risk factors for diabetes and heart disease - according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of heart disease twofold and includes a combination of three or more of the following five conditions: abdominal obesity, high triglycerides (high blood fat), low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure or impaired glucose tolerance...

Abdominal obesity was the most common aspect of the syndrome, found in 35% of the population...

Lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, can help address the underlying health issues associated with metabolic syndrome.

"Public health efforts to address these important risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in populations of low socioeconomic status are imperative," conclude the authors.
No, they are losing propositions.


Seaweed Does The Heart Good

This is it. This is the key.
Researchers at Teagasc have been investigating lipids from a variety of Irish and Canadian seaweed species for their heart-health properties.

In both Ireland and Canada (provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador), seaweeds have a long tradition of use. In Ireland, for example, approximately 36,000 tonnes of seaweed are harvested annually. Seaweed species of commercial interest in Ireland include Laminaria digitata and Fucus species (Fucus vesiculosus, Fucus serratus and Fucus spiralis), which are harvested primarily for their valuable carbohydrates, Laminarin and Fucoidan, respectively. The value-added sector of the seaweed industry in Ireland has emerged to produce attractive, high-quality products for use as functional body care products and cosmetics.

However, there is, to date, limited activity aimed at exploiting Irish seaweed resources as materials for functional food ingredients with enhanced health benefits that go beyond basic nutrition for the consumer. The NutraMara Research Programme is currently working at developing the area of marine-origin functional foods in Ireland.

Seaweeds are known to contain a number of heart-health compounds, including ACE inhibitors, antioxidants and essential fatty acids (lipids)...

"These lipids could potentially be used in food vehicles such as bread and soup type products in the future," said Dr Hayes.
Oh, sorry.

Just the "potential."

More hype drivel about a "superfood."

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Spain Wants EU Call for Online Anorexia Crack Down

F**k Spain.
Spain wants the European Union to crack down on social networking profiles that promote anorexia after Twitter refused the country's request to block messages promoting eating disorders.
Crackdown on websites that promote fat is beautiful, good, etc.

That is a much bigger problem.

No pun intended.


Fish oils block chemotherapy drug

Fats found in fish oil supplements can stop chemotherapy drugs working, according to researchers.

Writing in the journal Cancer Cell, they advise cancer patients not to take the supplements.

The two fatty acids involved, which are also produced by stem cells in the blood, lead to tumours becoming immune to treatment.
Still think they have any idea what a "safe" supplement is?

'Million Hearts' Plan to Shape Physician Quality Reporting

More stupid s**t from the same people who bring you the government.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce cardiovascular disease that will have a wide effect on physicians, ranging from quality bonuses to electronic health record (EHR) systems.

The so-called Million Hearts Initiative aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years through clinical interventions and changes in diet, exercise, and tobacco use.

Strokes and heart attacks strike more than 2 million Americans each year, and almost half of them die, according to HHS.

"This isn't just a human tragedy, it's also a huge drain on our economy," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today during a press conference, noting that medical costs and lost productivity related to cardiovascular disease add up to roughly $450 billion a year.

The cure is far less expensive, she said. "We know that most heart attacks and strokes can be prevented with simple, low-cost care."
The issue is not and really has never been "care."

The issue is and has always been patient compliance and stupidity.

These are insurmountable issues by everyone else except the patient.

Another total waste.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Eating fish no help for heart? What new study says

Oh, no! Say it ain't so.
Is there something fishy about the scientific evidence that suggests eating fish and fish oil helps prevent heart disease? A new study shows that the risk of developing heart disease is just as high in people who eat lots of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and fish oil as it is in people who eat less of the stuff.

At least that was the case among men. The study showed that women who eat lots of omega-3's are significantly less likely to develop heart disease.

The study, published in the October issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, seems to throw cold water on the conventional wisdom about fish and heart disease.

In 2004, the FDA said there was evidence that consuming omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk for heart disease, according to Reuters.

Still think they have any idea what they are talking about?

Weight-Loss Program Could Save Up To $15 Billion For Medicare

Bull - except they got one thing right. The government is stupid enough to invest in "weight-loss prevention programs."
Medicare could save up to $15 billion if it invested in diabetes and heart disease weight-loss prevention programs focusing on baby boomers, researchers from Emory University, Atlanta, wrote in Health Affairs. The authors propose offering a wider range of proven community-based weight-loss programs for individuals aged between 60 and 64 with pre-diabetes before they reach 65 when they enter the Medicare program.

Prediabetes means the person's blood sugar levels are not yet high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis to be made, but they are higher than normal. Without intervention, prediabetes usually progresses to type 2 diabetes within ten years. Heart and circulatory system damage may already be starting in a person with prediabetes. However, the progression to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable. If the individual loses weight, eats a healthy and well balanced diet, and exercises regularly, his/her blood sugar levels will probably return to normal.
Why is this bull?

Because the fat baby boomers will not lose the weight.

History has proven that with certainty.

Increased Prevalence of Stroke Hospitalizations Seen in Teens and Young Adults

Because the kids are fat PsOS, nutritionally abused by their parents.

Fat parents have fat kids.
An increasing number of teenagers and young adults are being hospitalized for ischemic stroke, and more of them are diabetic, obese, have lipid disorders, and use tobacco or abuse alcohol, according to a new study.
Stop nutritional child abuse.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weight Watchers Twice As Effective As Standard Weight Loss Care

Weight Watchers has a dismal record of success.

Weight Watchers does a terrible job.

But this is not inconsistent with the article.
Patients who are referred by their doctors to Weight Watchers were found to lose about twice as much weight as those on standard weight loss care over a 12-month period, researchers from the UK, Germany and Australia reported in The Lancet. The randomized control trial provided compelling evidence that Weight Watchers was twice as effective as a commercial weight-loss program with standard care by GPs (general practitioners, primary care physicians).

Because standard weight loss advice fails nearly 100% of the time.

Weight Watchers claims to be twice as effective.

Two times nothing = nothing.

And it was reported that Weight Watchers contributed to the costs of this study.


Change In Trans Fat Labelling Recommended By Expert

Now trans fats are good for you.
Not all trans fats are created equal and it's time for nutritional labels to reflect that reality, says a University of Alberta nutrition expert.

According to a scientific review conducted by Spencer Proctor, along with Canadian and international colleagues, natural trans fats produced by ruminant animals such as dairy and beef cattle are not detrimental to health. In fact, they show significant positive health effects and some evidence even links these natural trans fats to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

According to the review, naturally occurring trans fat has a different fatty acid profile than industrial trans fat, which contributes to its different physiological effects. Ruminant trans fat is naturally occurring and found in meat and dairy foods, while industrial produced trans fat is a component of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, which have been strongly associated with cholesterol and coronary heart disease.

Consumers are bombarded on a regular basis about what they should and shouldn't eat. Quite often fat is the primary target of what to avoid and trans fats in particular have a negative reputation.

"A change in how trans fat information is presented on nutrition labels would be a huge step forward," says Proctor, a researcher in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science who is director of the Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases Laboratory at the U of A. "Right now, in Canada and the U.S., a substantial portion of natural trans fats content is included in the nutrition label trans fats calculation, which is misleading for the consumer. We need a reset in our approach to reflect what the new science is telling us."
Well this should clear things up.


NIH stroke prevention trial has immediate implications for clinical practice

Fit people tend to have fewer strokes.
"This study provides an answer to a longstanding question by physicians—what to do to prevent a devastating second stroke in a high risk population. Although technological advances have brought intracranial stenting into practice, we have now learned that, when tested in a large group, this particular device did not lead to a better health outcome," said Walter Koroshetz, M.D., deputy director of NINDS.
"NOW" they "learned" it.

Better to be fit than stroked out.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Obesity In Children, Researching The Body's Natural Weight-control System

More gross stupidity.
A shocking 17 per cent of boys and 15 per cent of girls aged two to 15 years are obese in the UK1, putting them at risk of serious, long-term health problems. Now a team of Aberdeen researchers are investigating special diets which could help youngsters keep the weight off, thanks to a grant from children's charity Action Medical Research.
Any diet where the number of Calories consumed is less than the number burned will work with 100% certainty.

Any diet.


Rich, Stimulating Environments Convert White Fat To Brown And Help Resist Obesity

A rich, stimulating environment for fat people.
Lab mice living in a rich, stimulating environment do not become obese when given an unlimited food supply because a brain chemical called neurotrophic factor makes them convert energy-storing white fat cells into energy-burning brown fat cells. The scientists who discovered the biological mechanism that switches on this conversion process believe it opens the door to new obesity treatments.
To bad they will never fit.

Testing Ways To Control Fullness To Address Obesity Problem

It is not the fullness, it is eating past the fullness - and that is not simply chemical.
By testing how molecules that slow down the breakdown of fat affect digestion in human volunteers, scientists at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) in Norwich in the UK hope to find new ways to control satiety, or the feeling of fullness, an important avenue in research to address the growing problem of obesity.

The project leader is Professor Peter Wilde, an expert in investigating ways to produce foods that delay fat digestion. Wilde and others at IFR have been studying food structures for the last 20 years. This includes looking at how fats interact with other ingredients to form emulsions.

The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announced on Monday 5 September that they are awarding the project a grant of about £750,000 to find out whether specific emulsions will delay the digestion of fats eaten during meals.

The project team will also include leading experts on gut hormones, satiety, and fat digestion from the Imperial College London (ICL), the University of Leeds, and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre in Glasgow.
A waste.

Unless you are one of the researchers making money from this doomed to fail research.

Then it is a bonanza.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Middle-Aged Women Who Have One Drink A Day Appear To Have Better Overall Health In Later Life

Ah, to be a cougar.
Women approaching 60 years of age who have one alcoholic drink a day, appear to enjoy better overall health as they age than abstainers say Qi Sun from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues, who examined data from nearly 14,000 women taking part in the the Nurses' Health Study and report their findings online in the 6 September issue of PLoS Medicine.

One alcoholic drink is about 15 g of alcohol, such as in one pint of beer, a glass of wine or a measure of spirits.

Drink drink and be merry.

Weight-Loss Surgery Has Its Complications But Costs Less Than Standard Obesity Treatment

And it will cost even less when we stop paying to rescue these brontosapiens from their diseases of choice.
The majority of people who undergo bariatric weight-loss surgery benefit from the procedure, but long-term complications and further surgery are not uncommon, according to a UK paper on late postoperative complications in the October issue of BJS, the British Journal of Surgery.

However, a Finnish paper, published in the same issue, says that bariatric surgery is a more cost-effective way of tackling rising morbid obesity rates than non-operative care. Researchers state that it increases health-related quality of life and reduces the need for further treatment and total healthcare costs among patients who are very obese.
There is a much, much more cost-effective way.

Mortality Risk In African-American Women Increases With Obesity And Large Waist Size

As it does with this fat one:

The risk of death increases with higher levels of overweight and obesity among African American women, according to a new study led by researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. In addition, a larger waist size was associated with a higher risk of death among women who were not obese. The relationship between body size and risk of death was strongest for deaths from cardiovascular disease.
Don't be an oinker of any color or gender.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

White House's Childhood Obesity Task Force Must Focus On Providing Treatment for Minority Children, Experts Argue

Bulls**t - a substance of which Michellesie "The Cow" Obama is full.

The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, created by the president as part of the first lady's "Let's Move" campaign, aims to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation, returning the country to a rate of 5 percent by 2030, which was the rate before childhood obesity first began to rise in the late 1970s.

In a recent U-M study, published online ahead of print in Obesity, researchers evaluated the balance of prevention and treatment required for achieving goals laid out by the Task Force's May 2010 report.

To achieve this goal, researchers concluded that a shared emphasis on both obesity prevention and treatment strategies is required. Prevention programs alone cannot appropriately tackle the epidemic affecting children who are already obese, particularly minorities. Obesity treatment strategies need to be a key part of the equation.
"There is a lot of discussion about obesity prevention for children. That's certainly important, but it's not the whole story. Because so many children are already obese, there need to be greater efforts focused on treatment if we're going to have success," says Joyce M. Lee, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases at the U-M Medical School and a clinician at U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Rates of childhood obesity in the U.S. are much higher for minority children, with 20 percent of black and Mexican-American children affected, compared with just 15 percent for white children. Because the burden of obesity is already so high, prevention strategies alone will not help the task force reach its goal, the study concludes.

"Effective treatment strategies, particularly targeted to minority children, are especially needed," says Lee, the lead author of the study.

The study points out that recent legislation, including the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, may help progress efforts to reverse the obesity epidemic. The act increased financial support for the National School lunch program, which offers free or reduced price meals to low-income students.
The NSLP and the money put toward it is based on a hoax and lies.

This adult moron affirmative action figure in the White House, one of at least two, is a danger to our kids.

Oh, yeah.

And she is overweight, too.

Lifetime 'Dose' Of Excess Weight Linked To Risk Of Diabetes, According To U-M Study

Another reason why nutritional child abuse is bad.
Obesity is a known risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. But it hasn't been clear whether the "dose" of obesity - how much excess weight a person has, and for how long - affects the risk of diabetes.

A new University of Michigan Health System study of about 8,000 adolescents and young adults shows the degree and duration of carrying extra pounds are important risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood.

"Our study finds that the relationship between weight and type 2 diabetes is similar to the relationship between smoking and the risk of lung cancer," says study lead author Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H., a pediatric endocrinologist at U-M's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. "The amount of excess weight that you carry, and the number of years for which you carry it, dramatically increase your risk of diabetes."
Fat parents have fat kids.

Kudos, fatsos.

Flaxseed No Help For Hot Flashes During Breast Cancer Or Menopause, Study Finds

Oh, no. Say it ain't so.
A study by Mayo Clinic physician and North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) researcher Sandhya Pruthi, M.D., and colleagues found that flaxseed provided no benefit in easing hot flashes among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women. The study is in the current online version of the journal Menopause.

The randomized, placebo-controlled study followed 188 women between October and December 2009 and found no statistically significant difference in mean hot flash scores between women taking flaxseed and those taking a placebo. Preliminary data published in 2007 by Mayo Clinic investigators had suggested that consuming 40 grams of crushed flaxseed daily might help manage hot flashes.

"Hot flashes are common among women during the menopause transition or following breast cancer treatment," says Dr. Pruthi, of Mayo Clinic's Breast Diagnostic Clinic. "While preliminary data from our 2007 pilot study showed a reduction in hot flashes associated with the consumption of ground flaxseed, our new study did not result in a significant decrease in hot flashes with eating flaxseed compared to placebo."
Another cost to avoid at Whore Foods.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Inflammation In Diabetes May Be Part Of The Solution, Not The Problem

Still think they have any idea what they are talking about?
Increased low-grade inflammation in the body resulting from obesity is widely viewed as contributing to type 2 diabetes. Going against this long-held belief, researchers from Children's Hospital Boston report that two proteins activated by inflammation are actually crucial for maintaining good blood sugar levels - and that boosting the activity of these proteins can normalize blood sugar in severely obese and diabetic mice.

The research, led by Umut Ozcan, MD, in the Division of Endocrinology at Children's, is reported in the October issue of Nature Medicine, published online September 4.

"This finding is completely contrary to the general dogma in the diabetes field that low-grade inflammation in obesity causes insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes," says Ozcan. "For 20 years, this inflammation has been seen as detrimental, whereas it is actually beneficial."
More clarity in a world where inflammation is bad and antioxidants are good.


McDonald's New Menu Includes Calorie Information, UK

The Department of Health announced today that starting this Wednesday, McDonald's will be introducing calorie information to all of its menus in all of its 1,200 UK restaurants, to allow consumers to see calorie information of every article on their menu at a glance.

The labeling of all McDonald's menu boards around the country will demonstrate the company's commitment as part of the Responsibility Deal alongside other companies who have already signed up to the cause, including KFC, Pizza Hut, Pret a Manger and JD Wetherspoon who start to convert their menus in more than 5,000 high street food outlets by the end of this year.

The Responsibility Deal, a new method to address public health concerns, is the government's answer of delivering faster and better results to improve public health, by working in partnership with the food and drinks industry instead of tying them up in red tape.

Research has proven that people's awareness is raised and their choices are positively influenced when products are labeled with their calorie content displayed. With 3 million meals served daily, McDonald's will have an immense impact on the high street allowing people to make healthier choices.
Wanna bet?

BTW, who will teach the consumers addition so they can total their Calorie intake?

No Link Found Between Menopause And Increased Risk Of Fatal Heart Attack

Another long-held belief in doubt.
Johns Hopkins researchers say data show aging alone, not hormonal impact of menopause, explains increasing number of deaths as women age

Contradicting the long-held medical belief that the risk of cardiovascular death for women spikes sharply after menopause, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests instead that heart disease mortality rates in women progress at a constant rate as they age.

The findings, published in BMJ, the British medical journal, could have implications for how heart health is assessed in pre-menopausal women, who were previously believed to be at negligible risk of death from heart attack.
Still think they have any idea what they are talking about?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome Associated With Chronic Kidney Disease

What do fat people like almost as much as food?

According to the current study by Thomas and colleagues, metabolic syndrome (MetS) includes several abnormalities that have been associated with increased risks for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and all-cause mortality. MetS has a prevalence of 34% and has been increasing. Coronary heart disease also has increased in prevalence, and an association has been shown between MetS and proteinuria or albuminuria.

This systematic review and meta-analysis examines the association between MetS and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and whether the number of MetS components affects this association.

Study Synopsis and Perspective

MetS and its components are linked to the development of CKD, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis reported online August 18 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
As long as the rest of us do not have to pay for your relationship with the machine, have a ball - go into renal failure.

FDA Committee to Review Osteoporosis Drug Safety

Two words - Anabolic Clinic (sm).
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee meets Friday to review the safety of a popular class of osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates amid worry that their long-term use could cause rare fractures of the thighbones and death of the jawbone.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the committee plans to evaluate whether women should temporarily stop using the drugs or use them for only a few years.
Anabolic substances can reverse osteoporosis and the damage it caused.

Plus, they are safer, too.

To learn more, go here, here and here.

Researchers Find Missing Genes May Separate Couch Potato From Active Cousin

This time for sure. This is the reason some people are fit and others are fat slobs.
You may think your lack of resolve to get off the couch to exercise is because you're lazy, but McMaster University researchers have discovered it may be you are missing key genes.

The researchers made their unexpected finding while working with healthy, specially-bred mice, some of which had two genes in muscle essential for exercise removed. The genes control the protein AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), an enzyme that is switched on when you exercise.

"Mice love to run," said Gregory Steinberg, associate professor of medicine in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and Canada Research Chair in Metabolism and Obesity.

"While the normal mice could run for miles, those without the genes in their muscle could only run the same distance as down the hall and back. It was remarkable. The mice looked identical to their brothers or sisters but within seconds we knew which ones had the genes and which one didn't."

The researchers found the mice without the muscle AMPK genes had lower levels of mitochondria and an impaired ability for their muscles to take up glucose while they exercise.

"When you exercise you get more mitochondria growing in your muscle. If you don't exercise, the number of mitochondria goes down. By removing these genes we identified the key regulator of the mitochondria is the enzyme AMPK," said Steinberg.
Logically extending this important research, it is clear that underachieving students are genetically stupid and teaching them is a waste of time.

Say adios to affirmative action as we know it.

Say hello to an army of people incapable of even the most menial of tasks requiring some skills.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nearly Half Of Runners May Be Drinking Too Much During Races

Stay hydrated, don't hydrate. Stay hydrated, don't hydrate. What is a runner to do?
Nearly half of recreational runners may be drinking too much fluid during races, according to a survey of runners by Loyola University Health System researchers.

Expert guidelines recommend runners drink only when thirsty. But the Loyola survey found that 36.5 percent of runners drink according to a preset schedule or to maintain a certain body weight and 8.9 percent drink as much as possible.

Nearly a third of runners (29.6 percent) incorrectly believe they need to ingest extra salt while running. And more than half (57.6 percent) say they drink sports drinks because the drinks have electrolytes that prevent low blood sodium. In fact, the main cause of low sodium in runners is drinking too much water or sports drinks.

"Many athletes hold unscientific views regarding the benefits of different hydration practices," researchers concluded. The study was published in the June, 2011, issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Drinking too much fluid while running can cause a potentially fatal condition called exercise-associated hyponatremia. It occurs when runners drink even when they are not thirsty. Drinking too much during exercise can dilute the sodium content of blood to abnormally low levels.

Drinking only when thirsty will prevent overconsumption of fluids. "It's the safest known way to hydrate during endurance exercise," said Loyola sports medicine physician Dr. James Winger, first author of the study.
But since the "hydration" response can change with age, good luck with that.

Childhood Maltreatment Associated With Risk for Long-Term Depression

As in nutritional child abuse.
Depression is among the most common psychiatric conditions. According to Solomon and colleagues in the February 2000 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, 60% of patients will have a recurrence within 5 years of recovering from a depressive episode. The risk for a depressive episode is greater for those with a history of childhood maltreatment vs those without a history of maltreatment, as reported by Kessler in the 1997 issue of the Annual Review of Psychology.
Fat parents have fat kids.

Kudos, fatsos.

Stop nutritional child abuse.

British Takeaways Have Shocking Levels Of Fat, Salt, Sugar And Colourings

Shocking, just shocking.
A Local Government Group study which analyzed two takeaways, found "shocking" levels of sugar, salt, fat and colourings, as well as potentially deadly nuts and bogus meat. A single portion of chicken tikka masala and pilau rice was found to have 116% of an average person's GDA (guideline daily amount) of saturated fat and 92% of salt.

(UK - Takeaways. USA - Takeouts)

Chinese takeaway, sweet and sour chicken with fried rice had 16 teaspoons of sugar, or 75% GDA, and 119% GDA of salt.

This study examined food contents from 223 takeaways throughout England and Wales.

Scientists reported cases of colouring levels which had exceeded the legal limit, or inclusion of colourings that the FSA (Food Standards Agency) had previously asked caterers to voluntarily ban because of their detrimental effects of children.

If these meals were pre-packaged, they would be legally required to have health warnings, advising purchasers of their colouring content.


Friday, September 09, 2011

Obesity Should Be Given Equal Weight In Essential Health Benefits, STOP Obesity Alliance Task Force Urges HHS


Obesity should not have a single penny put towards it when it comes to paying for it and the diseases of choice that follow.
"A major intent of the ACA is to control health care spending and increase access to necessary services for those who need it most," said Alliance Director Christine Ferguson, J.D. "With America's rising obesity rates leading to worsening health outcomes and equally alarming cost projections, leaving obesity unaddressed is both unsustainable and unacceptable."

At the core of the Task Force's recommendations is the tenet that obesity and weight-related interventions should receive the same consideration as any other health condition. The Task Force noted that while more research is needed, there are evidence-based obesity and obesity-related chronic disease prevention, treatment and management services available that could and should be covered as a way to stem the obesity epidemic.

Specifically, the recommendations propose that:
No obesity prevention, treatment or management services should be summarily excluded from the new essential health benefits package coverage requirements under the ACA;
All evidence-based preventive services be covered;
All preventive benefits be covered with no or reduced cost-sharing; and
All evidence-based treatments for obesity be covered with reasonable cost-sharing.
As long as rescue from this choice is offered, the problem will never go away.

Potatoes Reduce Blood Pressure In People With Obesity And High Blood Pressure

Revisionist history.
The potato's stereotype as a fattening food for health-conscious folks to avoid is getting another revision today as scientists report that just a couple servings of spuds a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain. Scientists reported on the research, done on a group of overweight people with high blood pressure, at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held here this week.
BTW, who funded this study?
Funding for the study came from the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) State Cooperative Potato Research Program.

Study: Many Europeans have mental disorders

This article explains...
Some 38 percent of Europeans, or 165 million people, suffer from mental illness or neurological disorders on a broad spectrum ranging from anxiety to dementia, a new study published Tuesday says. Most are not being treated, though some experts said many may not need psychiatric help.

Researchers drew on previous surveys of mental health and applied specific criteria to determine how many people had a disorder. The data covered more than 500 million people in the 27 European Union countries plus Switzerland, Iceland and Norway, according to the study paid for by the non-profit European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

More than 90 different mental and neurological problems were considered, including those often found in children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, to those often found in the elderly, such as the dementia in Alzheimer's patients.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Calling Nurses To Exercise As Role Models For Their Patients

The role model is the fat one on the left.

Well, if they do, it will at least give them the bona fides to speak with their patients about it. (Though exercise is near-useless. Training has value.)
Nurses, just like many of their patients, struggle to find time and motivation to exercise. But a new study may give these all-important caregivers some additional pressure and responsibility: nurses' attitudes can influence whether their patients commit to a healthy lifestyle.

"Nurses should model healthy exercise behavior," said Joyce Fitzpatrick, an author of the study in the International Journal of Nursing Practice and the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

The study found, however, that nurses may not actually be good models for an active lifestyle.
But they won't.

Nurses will continue to be a usual and customary fat, out of shape population, like most others.

Too Much Salt In Shop Bread, Say UK Group

Time to remove the flavor from bread so no one can enjoy it.
A recent survey of the salt content of nearly 300 fresh and packaged loaves from chain and independent high street bakeries, supermarkets and their in-store bakeries, found that more than one quarter of them (28%) contained the same amount, or more, of salt in one slice as in a packet of crisps (known in the US as potato chips). Reporting the results today on their website, the UK group Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH), found that bread from high street bakeries had the most salt.

Also, given the Department of Health's recent announcement that bread is responsible for nearly one fifth (18%) of the salt we consume every day, CASH say it is a "scandal" that freshly baked bread carries no information about salt content on the package labelling and call for the Department to ensure all bread is clearly labelled and that producers are made to stay within the government recommended target of less than 1g per 100g.
Note, "producers are made to stay within the government recommended target of less than 1g per 100g."

Sounds like a lot of salt shakers will be getting a workout.

Obese Children With Asthma Need More Medication Than Kids Of Normal Weight

When your parents make you fat and give you asthma, you need to be uber-drugged.
Obese kids with asthma take more medications, find it harder to control their symptoms, have more flare ups, and make more ED visits than children with asthma who are not obese or overweight, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, reported in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Another effect of nutritional child abuse.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Eat A Lighter Lunch For Weight Loss Without The Hunger

As we have been telling the world for years, small reductions in Calories works.

As to the "without the hunger" part, that is a bit less certain.

Still, a small reduction can result in a tolerable amount of hunger, if at all.
Losing weight without a grumbling stomach or expensive liquid diet can be as simple as eating a lighter lunch, finds a new Cornell University study to be published in the October issue of the journal Appetite.

Participants who ate portion-controlled lunches did not compensate by eating more calories later in the day, leading researchers to believe the human body does not possess the mechanisms necessary to notice a small drop in energy intake.

"Making small reductions in energy intake to compensate for the increasing number of calories available in our food environment may help prevent further weight gain, and one way of doing this could be to consume portion-controlled lunches a few times a week," said doctoral student Carly Pacanowski, who co-authored the study with David Levitsky, Cornell professor of nutritional sciences and of psychology.

The study closely monitored the food intake of 17 volunteers who ate whatever they wanted from a buffet for one week. For the next two weeks, half the group selected their lunch by choosing from one of six commercially available, portion-controlled foods, such as Chef Boyardee Pasta or Campbell's Soup at Hand, but could eat as much as they wished at other meals or snacks. For the final two weeks, the other half of volunteers followed the same regimen.

While eating portion-controlled lunches, each participant consumed 250 fewer calories per day and lost, on average, 1.1 pounds.
Note the use of processed foods, another strategy we have supported for over a decade.

US Teens, Young Men Way Over Limit on Sugary Drinks

Way over.
About half of the U.S. population drinks a sugar-sweetened beverage on any given day, with teenagers and young men consuming way more than recommended limits for staying healthy.

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention interviewed 17,000 Americans about their diets. The average male in the survey consumed 175 calories in a day from drinks containing added sugar, while the typical female consumed 94 calories from such drinks.

Boys aged 12 to 19 consumed 273 calories a day from sugar-sweetened drinks, or the equivalent of about two 12-ounce cans of carbonated cola -- more than any other group. Men aged 20 to 39 consumed 252 calories a day from beverages containing added sugar, the second-highest amount.

The American Heart Association recommends getting no more than 450 calories a week from sugar-sweetened beverages, or less than three cans of soda. Sugary drinks have been linked to weight gain, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
This is the same type of foolishness as one needing 8 hours of sleep or one must study 3 hours per day to get smart.

There are no fixed rules in these games.

There are fantasies, such as the 5-a-day hoax, perpetrated to control the public.

They are not even good enough to be considered guidelines.

If you want to eat healthily, eat to achieve a BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9.


Potatoes Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Potatoes are good, again.

Still think they have any idea what they are talking about?
Just a couple of servings of potato a day can reduce blood pressure in obese or overweight people with high blood pressure, calling into question the lowly spud's current reputation as a fattening, unhealthy food, according to new research presented at a conference in Denver, Colorado, USA, on Wednesday.

"The potato, more than perhaps any other vegetable, has an undeserved bad reputation that has led many health-conscious people to ban them from their diet," said Dr Joe Vinson, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, who led the research that was presented at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

But before you go out and order French fries, the preferred way of eating this most consumed of all vegetables in the US, consider this: the research was done with purple potatoes cooked in the microwave oven, with no oil or fat whatsoever.

Vinson said when you mention "potato" what generally comes to mind is "fattening, high-carbs, empty calories". But that is because of the way this humble vegetable is usually prepared.

"In reality, when prepared without frying and served without butter, margarine or sour cream, one potato has only 110 calories and dozens of healthful phytochemicals and vitamins," said Vinson, adding that he and his colleagues hope their study will help to remake the potato's popular nutritional image.
They don't.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Americans Getting Too Many Empty Calories From Sugary Drinks

There are no empty Calories. All Calories are equal. All Calories contain 4186 joules.
The American Heart Association advises people to consume no more than 36 ounces or about 450 calories from sugary beverages a week, but a new study taking a look at the impact of sugar intake stemming from regular sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, fruit drinks and sweetened bottled waters, reports that people ages 20 to 39 who drink sugary beverages consume 336 calories a day from them alone. Sugary drinks provide empty calories and rarely any nutritional benefit. In fact, each additional drink consumed per day increases the likelihood that a child will become obese by about 60%.

Overall more than half of people in the United States overall drink sugary beverages on any given day, and about 25% consume at least 200 calories a day from them. About 5% of people ages 2 and older consume at least 567 calories a day from these types of drinks, which is equal to more than four 12 ounce cans of cola.
If Americans ate/drank/consumed the same number of Calories as "non-empty" ones, they would be just as fat.

Leisure-Time Physical Activity Increases The Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation In Men

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
A Norwegian survey carried out between 1974 and 2003 showed that there was a graded independent increase in the risk of AF with increasing levels of physical activity in a population-based study among men with ostensibly no other heart disease. In women the data were inconclusive.
No way that this will add to the confusion.

Good luck.

'Pascalization' Boosts Healthful Antioxidant Levels In Fruit

Kills you faster.
Scientists are reporting new evidence that a century-old food preservation technology, finding a new life amid 21st century concerns about food safety and nutrition, more than doubles the levels of certain healthful natural antioxidants in fruit. The effect, reported here at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), occurs as a bonus in addition to its effects in killing harmful bacteria, viruses and mold in food.

Possibly bogus is more likely.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Slimmers Support Junk Food Tax To Reduce Health Food Cost

Not this one.

The data are clear, you save or give fatsos money and they spend it on more Calories.
A junk food tax would be supported by most individuals if the money was used to lower the cost of healthy foods, such as fruit and vegetables, according to a poll of approximately 1,000 slimmers.

The Lancet predicted that approximately half of all individuals will have a BMI of 30 or more (obese) by the year 2030. The article also stated that aggressive advertising and lobbying by the food industry were to blame for the increase in obesity. They suggested a tax on junk food to change the trend. Following this Slimming World ran a poll on their Facebook fan page.

48% backed the junk food tax out of approximately 1,000 individuals who participated in the poll. However, in a related poll, the support rose to 90% when the participants were asked how they would vote if the money was used to reduce the cost of healthy food.
A s**t for brains approach.

Fight it at all costs.

Free Radicals Crucial To Appetite Suppression

Now whatcha gonna do?
Obesity is growing at alarming rates worldwide, and the biggest culprit is overeating. In a study of brain circuits that control hunger and satiety, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that molecular mechanisms controlling free radicals - molecules tied to aging and tissue damage - are at the heart of increased appetite in diet-induced obesity.

Published in the advanced online issue of Nature Medicine, the study found that elevating free radical levels in the hypothalamus directly or indirectly suppresses appetite in obese mice by activating satiety-promoting melanocortin neurons. Free radicals, however, are also thought to drive the aging process.

"It's a catch-22," said senior author Tamas Horvath, the Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Research, chair of comparative medicine and director of the Yale Program on Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism. "On one hand, you must have these critical signaling molecules to stop eating. On the other hand, if exposed to them chronically, free radicals damage cells and promote aging."

Family Heart Disease Risk Linked to Genes, Not Lifestyle

Well, this should clear things up.
Genes affect hereditary coronary heart disease risk but family lifestyle does not, according to a new study.

While it's long been known that hereditary factors influence this risk, it hasn't been clear whether this is due to genes or unhealthy lifestyle in the family, the Swedish researchers said.

In order to answer that question, the investigators examined the health records of 80,214 adopted men and women in Sweden who were born in 1932 or later and developed coronary heart disease between 1973 and 2008. The researchers also studied the participants' adoptive and biological parents.

Adopted people with at least one biological parent with coronary heart disease had a 40 to 60 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease than people in a control group.

There was no increased risk for people with one or two adoptive parents who had coronary heart disease, the researchers reported in the August issue of the American Heart Journal.

"The results of our studies suggest that the risk of coronary heart disease is not transferred via an unhealthy lifestyle in the family, but rather via the genes," study leader Kristina Sundquist, a professor at the Center for Primary Health Care Research in Malmo, Sweden, said in a journal news release.

"But that does not mean that one's lifestyle is not a factor in one's own risk of developing coronary heart disease," she added.
The last sentence is to be believed.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Better Way to Predict Weight Loss?

As I have been telling the world for over a decade.
If you've ever been on a diet, chances are you know the 3,500-calorie rule: Since there are 3,500 calories in a pound of fat, you have to eat 500 fewer calories a day to lose a pound a week.

But researchers now say the formula is wrong because it fails to account for a slowing metabolism, the fact that dieters lose muscle as well as fat, and other factors that influence weight loss.

Researcher Kevin Hall, PhD, of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) says the 3,500-calorie rule leads to unrealistic expectations and may undermine people’s efforts to lose extra pounds.
To lose weight properly and realistically, go here - where it all began.

Chocolate Good for the Heart and Brain

Wanna bet?
In a city renowned for its love of food, it is only fitting that researchers presented the results of a new study in Paris, France, showing that chocolate is good for the heart and brain. In a presentation at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2011 Congress, British investigators are reporting that individuals who ate the most chocolate had a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with individuals who ate the least amount of chocolate.

In the study, published online August 29, 2011 in BMJ to coincide with the ESC presentation, Dr Adriana Buitrago-Lopez (University of Cambridge, UK) and colleagues state: "Although overconsumption can have harmful effects, the existing studies generally agree on a potential beneficial association of chocolate consumption with a lower risk of cardiometabolic disorders. Our findings confirm this, and we found that higher levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one-third reduction in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease."
The picture of an intelligent, healthy person:

No Nutritional Difference Found Between Free-Range And Cage-Produced Eggs: Cholesterol Levels Found To Be Lower Than Expected

Another money-saving tip to keep your hard-earned money out of the grubby hands of Whore Foods.
Eggs produced by free-range hens are often perceived by the public to be nutritionally superior to eggs obtained from layers kept in traditional battery cages. However, a recent scientific study has called this popular perception into question by finding essentially no differences in the nutritional quality of eggs produced by hens from both management systems, said the Poultry Science Association (PSA). The findings also showed that cholesterol levels in all eggs were lower than U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, prompting the USDA to review and revise downward its estimates for average cholesterol levels in eggs...

Based on these results, Dr. Anderson concluded that "a significant nutritional advantage of eggs produced by chickens housed on range versus in cages could not be established."
Glad to be of help.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Report: 164 Million Obese Adults by 2030

At least the USA is progressing in one domain.
Half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030 if current trends continue, a new report shows.

About one in three adults in the U.S. are obese today. That figure will rise to half of American adults by 2030 if little is done to address the obesity epidemic, Columbia University researcher Claire Wang, PhD, said today at a news briefing in London.

With those numbers will likely come higher rates of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and some types of cancer.

"Our projections find that rising obesity is going to result in increases in many of these chronic diseases which are disabling and expensive to treat," Wang said. "We have to act fast."

The briefing highlighted a special obesity edition of the The Lancet, published online today.

Impact of Increase in Obesity

Wang says expenditures to treat obesity-related diseases will cost the U.S. health care system up to an extra $66 billion each year by 2030, if the projections become reality.

Wang and colleagues from Columbia University and England's University of Oxford constructed a mathematical model to project obesity rates in the U.S. and U.K. over the next two decades.

If, as they predict, 164 million Americans are obese by 2030, Wang says the health care burden will include:

An additional 8 million cases diabetes
6.8 million additional cases of heart disease and stroke
Over 0.5 million cases of cancer
Kudos, fatsos.

Maternal Obesity Linked to Postpartum Hemorrhage

The fat should not reproduce.
In postpartum women, the risk for atonic hemorrhage appears to increase rapidly with increasing body mass index (BMI), new research findings suggest.

Don't Be Afraid; Very Old Patients Treated With Vitamin K Antagonists, If Adequately Managed, Benefit From Anticoagulation

Two words - Anabolic Clinic (sm).
Results of the EPICA Study (Elderly Patients followed by Italian Centres for Anticoagulation Study), were presented at the ESC Congress 2011. This is the largest study on very old patients anticoagulated with Vitamin K antagonists for the prevention of venous thromboembolism and, for the major part (75%), for the prevention of stroke because affected by atrial fibrillation.
Anabolic substances prevent blood from clotting too readily and they have other benefits.

Learn more here, here and here.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Physical Activity Throughout Life Yields Measurable Benefits As We Age


So go here, here, here, here, here and here to learn more.
The benefits of physical activity accumulate across a lifetime, according to a new study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Researchers in England and Australia examined the associations of leisure time physical activity across adulthood with physical performance and strength in midlife in a group of British men and women followed since birth in March 1946.

"Maintaining physical performance and muscle strength with age is important given that lower levels in older populations are associated with increased risk of subsequent health problems, loss of independence, and shorter survival times," commented lead investigator Rachel Cooper, PhD, Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing.
If you do not do it for yourself, no one else will.

Health systems overwhelmed by obesity rates - Lancet

Kudos, fatsos.
Scientists have issued a stark warning about the global obesity epidemic, saying that governments have to take drastic action.

The problem has been "escalating for decades, yet long-term prevention efforts have barely begun and are inadequate", according to a new paper from international public health experts published in The Lancet. In a special four-paper series, the latter notes estimates of 1.46 billion adults and 170 million children overweight or obese worldwide in 2008 and "if we continue without successful interventions", the projections for 2030 estimate 65 million more obese adults in the USA and 11 million more in the UK alone. This means an additional 6-8.5 million people with diabetes, 5.7-7.3 million with heart disease and stroke and 492,000-669, 000 with cancer.

The Lancet goes on to say that projected costs to treat these additional preventable diseases are an increase of $48-$66 billion per year in the USA and £1.9-£2 billion per year in the UK. It notes that "health systems everywhere are already struggling to contain costs. Without prevention and control of the risk factors for obesity now, health systems will be overwhelmed to breaking point".
Stop paying.

Stop being overwhelmed.

As sure as night follows day.

Reduced CVD, Mortality Risk Not Linked With Vitamin D Intake

More bad news for the cure du jour.
Vitamin D may not protect against mortality and cardiovascular risk, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis reported in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

"Several studies found association between vitamin D levels and hypertension, coronary artery calcification, and heart disease," write Mohamed B. Elamin, from the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues. "The aim of this study was to summarize the evidence on the effect of vitamin D on cardiovascular outcomes."

The reviewers searched electronic databases for relevant randomized trials reported from inception through August 2010. Both independently and in duplicate, they extracted data regarding study characteristics, methodologic quality, and pertinent study endpoints. Relative risks (RRs) and weighted mean differences across trials were pooled with random-effects meta-analysis.

The literature search yielded 51 trials of moderate quality meeting inclusion criteria. Pooling across studies showed that the effects of vitamin D were nonsignificant on endpoints of death (RR, 0.96; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.93 - 1.00; P = .08), myocardial infarction (RR, 1.02; 95% CI, 0.93 - 1.13; P = .64), and stroke (RR, 1.05; 95% CI, 0.88 - 1.25; P = .59). There was minimal heterogeneity in these analyses.

Surrogate markers of lipid fractions, glucose levels, or diastolic or systolic blood pressure did not change significantly with vitamin D, but there was significant heterogeneity in these analyses, and the pooled estimates were trivial in absolute terms.

"Trial data available to date are unable to demonstrate a statistically significant reduction in mortality and cardiovascular risk associated with vitamin D," the review authors write. "The quality of the available evidence is low to moderate at best."
No need to spend your hard-earned bucks at Whore Foods buying this stuff.