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Diet Supplement Reduces Abdominal Fat But Fails to Help Insulin Sensitivity

Diet Supplement Reduces Abdominal Fat But Fails to Help Insulin Sensitivity
Overweight and obese patients who used a conjugated linoleic acid supplement for six months reduced abdominal fat, but that reduction failed to increase insulin sensitivity, scientists reported here.

Overweight and obese volunteers who took 3.5 grams/day of conjugated linoleic acid reduced waist circumference by a little less than 1.5 inches (P<0.001) and waist-hip ration was reduced by -0.024 (P=0.017), said Sandra Einerhand, Ph.D.,........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/26/2006 9:00:35 PM)

Picture-perfect Diet

Picture-perfect Diet
BEFORE I dug into the plate of steak poivre, crispy-edged hand-cut fries and a side of grilled asparagus at the East Village's Counter the other night, I flipped open my cellphone and snapped a picture.

Then I artfully set up a glass of wine against a candle and shot that, too. Finally I took a photo of our table's shared half-eaten chocolate tart.

It wasn't for some foodie art project. It was for My Food Phone, a new Sprint service that,........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/26/2006 8:49:31 PM)

Pork Rivals Chicken In Terms Of Leanness

Pork Rivals Chicken In Terms Of Leanness
You may think otherwise, but the researchers say that pork meat is leaner than chicken. This Other White Meat® is one of the most recognized advertising slogans ever created, and new research announced recently solidifies this well-known description with scientific backing.

The new study findings, presented at the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting, revealed a surprising fact: pork tenderloin is just as lean as the leanest........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 6/26/2006 8:10:03 PM)

Is It Safe To Swim After Eating?

Is It Safe To Swim After Eating?
New research suggests one reason vegetables may be so good for us - a study in mice found that a mixture of five common vegetables reduced hardening of the arteries by 38 percent compared to animals eating a non-vegetable diet. Conducted by Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the research is published in the current issue of the Journal of Nutrition.

"While everyone knows that eating more vegetables is supposed to be good for you, no........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 6/18/2006 6:04:06 PM)

What Is Standing In My Way?

What Is Standing In My Way?
Would you like to do more physical activity but do not know how to make it a part of your life? This booklet describes some common barriers to physical activity and ways to overcome them. After you read them, try writing down the top two or three barriers that you face. Then write down solutions that you think will work for you. You can make regular physical activity a part of your life!

Can you use any of these ideas to become more........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/18/2006 4:59:31 PM)

Calorie Restriction May Prevent Alzheimer's

Calorie Restriction May Prevent Alzheimer's
A recent study directed by Mount Sinai School of Medicine suggests that experimental dietary regimens might calm or even reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). The study, which appears in the July 2006 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, is the first to show that restricting caloric intake, specifically carbohydrates, may prevent AD by triggering activity in the brain associated with longevity.

"Both clinical and........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/15/2006 12:02:59 AM)

Link Between Obesity And Memory

Link Between Obesity And Memory
Scientists have wondered why obese patients who have diabetes also may have problems with their long-term memory. New Saint Louis University research in this month's Peptides provides a clue.

"Leptin is a hormone secreted by fat cells that tells us to stop eating. In obese people, it doesn't cross into the brain to help regulate appetite," says Susan A. Farr, Ph.D., principal investigator and associate research professor in the division of........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/13/2006 11:41:25 PM)

Strategies For Preventing And Treating Obesity

Strategies For Preventing And Treating Obesity
Health care practitioners will gain practical approaches to preventing and treating obesity in adults and children at the University of South Florida College of Medicine's 3rd Annual Conference on Obesity April 13 and 14 in Clearwater Beach.

The conference takes on particular significance in light of the recent IRS ruling making physician-prescribed plans to treat obesity tax deductible.

"This will have a profound effect in legitimizing........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 6/11/2006 11:23:41 AM)

50 Weight Loss Tips

50 Weight Loss Tips
lost 30 pounds in three months. If you wanted to know how I did it, and how I intend on maintaining my current weight, then these 50 weight loss tips are for you. I'm not an expert, but I do speak from experience. If it helps you attain your own weight loss goals, then I'm happy to have helped (if only to serve as a reinforcement of knowledge you already possess).

Most of this, I learned on my own or through close friends and family members.........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 8:34:20 AM)

Where You Live Affect Weight

Where You Live Affect Weight
For years, researchers have been trying to document a connection between obesity among the poor and the limited selection of healthy foods in their local grocery stores. Now, a new study suggests the relationship might be even more complicated than previously thought.

Where people live may influence their food choices as much or more than where they themselves shop, said study lead author Sanae Inagami, M.D., a researcher with the Rand........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/8/2006 12:11:33 AM)

Watch Your Weight Prior To Pregnancy

Watch Your Weight Prior To Pregnancy
Women who don't get rid of the weight they gained during the first pregnancy are at increased risk of having bigger babies. Recently scientists from Saint Louis University have discovered that mothers who don't lose weight after pregnancy and continue to gain weight after their first child is born are at higher risk of delivering heavier babies in comparison to mothers who don't gain weight between pregnancies.

A woman's weight previous to........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/1/2006 11:39:10 PM)

Cut That Super Size

Cut That Super Size
When we are at the counter buying fast food, we a number of times increase our order for the fries from medium or large size to a jumbo size or mega size. Quite frequently we go through this process without even thinking what we are doing.

We may be doing this without any active thought process, but there's a hidden cost associated with those larger portions, not even counting the health consequences of developing obesity. A team of........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/30/2006 11:49:04 PM)

Sleep More To Keep Weight

Sleep More To Keep Weight
You may be spending very few hours for sleep, you try to relax sleep well and avoid weight gain, that's the message researchers have for you as per the findings from a recently published study. This interesting study has found that women who tend to sleep less, 5 hours or less, weigh more compared to those women who sleep 7 hours. Researchers presented this study in the American Thoracic Society International conference during the later part of........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/25/2006 10:16:00 PM)

Super-sizing Your Food Takes Toll

Super-sizing Your Food Takes Toll
From a soft drink in a mega-size cup to a jumbo order of fries, many fast food restaurants let you upsize your meal for pennies -- seemingly a great value.

But there's a hidden cost to those larger portions, even beyond the health consequences of gaining weight. A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison nutritional scientists has calculated how much money a single bout of overeating can cost over the following year, according to a study to........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 5/25/2006 12:25:28 AM)

Major Weight-Loss Marketers Pay $3 Million

Major Weight-Loss Marketers Pay $3 Million
Sellers making questionable weight-loss and fat-loss claims to peddle skin gels and diet supplements will pay $3 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their deceptive claims violated federal law. The settlement bars unsubstantiated claims in the future and bars the marketers from misrepresenting studies or endorsements.

As per the FTC's Complaint, the ads for three skin gels - Tummy Flattening Gel, Cutting Gel, and Dermalin........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 5/17/2006 10:11:16 PM)

The Strangest, Easiest Way To Lose Weight

The Strangest, Easiest Way To Lose Weight
You have a legacy brain. We've talked about that a lot on this blog, and in my presentations. Your brain thinks you're still living in a cave. Eventhough your mind knows you're in the 21st centry, your brain never got the memo.

A big part of the learning theory we use in the Head First books is figuring out how to "trick" your brain into thinking that learning Java is as important as watching for tigers. We pay a great deal of attention to........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/17/2006 9:43:54 PM)

Weight Loss Diets

Weight Loss Diets
The main goal of these diets will always be to lose weight. Weight loss diets must also be designed to take into account individual body needs for healthy nutrition. At the same time, the role of physical exercise must not be overlooked.

There is no such thing as a "best diet" or a "miracle diet", a universal diet plan that works for everybody. Diet programs should be adapted to personal needs, while taking into account specific, individual........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 5/17/2006 7:18:33 PM)

Fear of Fat

Fear of Fat
Fat has been a matter of huge media interest lately, if you'll pardon the pun. As a nation, we're wrestling with the fact that we're getting fatter and fatter all the time-on average, we've gained eight pounds apiece in the past decade-and we don't know what,if anything, can be done about it. The news about fat is confusing: On the one hand, some obesity experts say that even being a little chubby puts us at a greatly increased health risk; on........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 5/17/2006 7:09:27 PM)

Obesity War

Obesity War
The obesity wars continue. They are interesting. I read the recent JAMA article (April 20 issue) and as far as I can see it is well done (eventhough I am not an expert in this particular area, I am a chronic disease epidemiologist). What the data seem to show is that the prior CDC definition of optimal weight, as measured by Body Mass Index and using risk of death as an outcome (rather than morbidity) should be redefined, moving slightly........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 5/16/2006 10:31:10 PM)

Vegetarian Diet Help To Lose Weight

Vegetarian Diet Help To Lose Weight
Adhering to a strict vegetarian diet is an effective way of reducing your diet, as per findings from a scientific review published in April's Nutrition Reviews. This review shows that a vegetarian diet is highly effective for weight loss. Vegetarian populations tend to be slimmer than meat-eaters, and they experience lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other life-threatening conditions linked to overweight and........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/11/2006 10:34:28 PM)

 

Smoking, Obesity And Erectile Dysfunction

Smoking, Obesity And Erectile Dysfunction
Smoking and obesity could be linked to development of erectile disorder as per recent research findings from Harvard University. These researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health have found that obesity and smoking are strongly associated with a greater risk of erectile dysfunction (ED). Meanwhile, regular physical activity appeared to have a significant impact on lowering the risk of ED. This is the first large-scale........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/27/2006 11:55:03 PM)

Diet Mixers Make People Drunk Faster

Diet Mixers Make People Drunk Faster
DIET mixers in alcoholic drinks get people drunk quicker than full-sugar alternatives, researchers have found.

Taking a drink with sugar-free versions of mixers, such as tonic water, cola, bitter lemon and lemonade, produces higher blood-alcohol levels.

The findings were revealed by Dr Chris Rayner, of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia, at a conference in the United States. Dr Rayner, the lead author of the study, found that........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/26/2006 8:51:38 PM)

Five Steps To Help Curb Child Obesity

Five Steps To Help Curb Child Obesity
Weight problems among children have now reached epidemic proportions. And it's no wonder. High-calorie fast foods and soft drinks are everywhere, and they are heavily promoted in many of the 40,000 television commercials that kids watch every year.

In Child Obesity: A Parent's Guide to a Fit, Trim, and Happy Child, nationally recognized expert on child obesity Dr. Goutham Rao uses the latest and best medical evidence available to show you........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/21/2006 10:56:45 PM)

Laberge Study Shows Benefits Of Exercise

Laberge Study Shows Benefits Of Exercise
Secondary school students who are cramming for final exams this month can improve their concentration by adding physical activity to their schedule, according to a study done by a team under the direction of Suzanne Laberge, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Universite de Montreal.

Laberge had modest expectations when she embarked on her research. "The Comite de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l'île de Montreal wanted to know if........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 6/18/2006 5:16:21 PM)

Physical Activity Key To Weight Control

Physical Activity Key To Weight Control
You know that physical activity is good for you. So what is stopping you from getting out there and getting at it? Maybe you believe that working out is boring, joining a gym is costly, or doing one more thing during your busy day is impossible. Physical activity can be part of your daily life. This booklet can help you get moving by offering ideas to beat your roadblocks to getting active.

You may know that regular physical activity can........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 6/18/2006 4:53:32 PM)

Walk During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Walk During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
A number of breast cancer patients may not be inclined to do much of walking, particularly while having chemotherapy, but research has shown that mild exercise can help women feel better while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. This finding comes from Australian researchers.

In a study of Queensland and Victorian women scientists found that a 20 minute walk two or three times a week was well worth the effort. Patsy Yates, Queensland........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/16/2006 6:59:45 AM)

Flaxseeds For Health

Flaxseeds For Health
The warm, earthy and subtly nutty flavor of flax seeds combined with an abundance of omega 3 fatty acids makes them an increasingly popular addition to the diets of many a health conscious consumer. Whole and ground seeds and oil are available throughout the year; it is recommended to purchase refrigerated packages of ground flaxseeds and oil because they can spoil easily.

Flax seeds are slightly larger than sesame seeds and have a hard........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/13/2006 9:14:58 PM)

Obesity epidemic

Obesity epidemic
Once considered primarily a problem of the poor, obesity is growing fastest in among those making more than $60,000 a year, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's 45th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.

The researchers compared data collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys in 1971-74 and 2001-02. It included data from Americans ages 20 years and older........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 11:19:06 AM)

Women's Skin Tone Influences Perception Of Beauty

Women's Skin Tone Influences Perception Of Beauty
Using a revolutionary imaging process, a new study is revealing that wrinkles aren't the only cue the human eye looks for to evaluate age. Researchers at the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology (Austria) and the Department for Sociobiology/Anthropology at the University of Goettingen (Gera number of), have shown that facial skin color distribution, or tone, can add, or subtract, as much as 20 years to a woman's age. The study is to be........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/10/2006 7:13:36 PM)

Short cut is no short cut when in comes to losing weight

Short cut is no short cut when in comes to losing weight
Short cut methods to weight loss many be detrimental to health, and this is especially true for athletes. These short cut methods would endanger their health.

Severely curbing the intake of food and fluids can cause dehydration and the loss of minerals that are very much required for metabolism, notes the recent issue of the Penn State Sports Medicine Newsletter.

High school and college wrestlers, as well as other athletes, usually use a........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/9/2006 7:11:06 AM)

Overweight And Obesity Enlarges Teenagers' Hearts

Overweight And Obesity Enlarges Teenagers' Hearts
The effects of excess weight on heart health can be seen even in adolescents, with abnormal enlargement and impaired pumping function evident in subjects by age 20, according to a new study in the June 6, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

"Heart damage starts very early in the natural history of obesity. We need to work on our young people, to prevent catastrophic effects later on," said Giovanni de Simone,........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/4/2006 8:44:51 AM)

Importance Of Body Mass Index

Importance Of Body Mass Index
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a useful tool used for evaluation of overweight and obesity. This index is also an excellent tool for estimating changes in the body weight over a period of time. The idea of BMI came from the weight-for-height tables, which was used by health care providers for decades. Just like the weight tables based on height, body mass index has its limitations because it does not measure body fat or muscle by direct measurement.........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/27/2006 11:06:02 PM)

Obesity A Major Health Concern For Americans

Obesity A Major Health Concern For Americans
Obesity is a major health issue in North America and several European countries. Currently more than 50 percent of the total population living in the United States is thought to be having either overweight or obesity. Incidence of obesity is showing an upward trend in both males and females. Of all U.S. women who are 20 years and older, about 64 million can be considered as overweight and more than 34 million could be considered as obese
........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/27/2006 1:41:26 PM)

Stroll off the Pounds

Stroll off the Pounds
Mothers are always trying to lose the pregnancy weight, but it is just so hard to get out when the kids are always there. Why not take the kids for a walk in the stroller? The Strollometer is here to help you keep track of everything while you are one a walk. No need to keep a stopwatch or a pedometer with you while you walk.

Just put this on your stroller and it will tell you things like current speed, maximum speed, average speed, trip........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/22/2006 10:19:46 AM)

Aspartame Under Fire

Aspartame Under Fire
When Dr. Morando Soffritti, a cancer researcher in Bologna, saw the results of his team's seven-year study on aspartame, he knew he was about to be injected into a bitter controversy over the sweetener, one of the most contentiously debated substances ever added to foods and beverages.

Aspartame is sold under the brand names NutraSweet and Equal and is found in popular products like Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, Diet Snapple and Sugar Free........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/18/2006 9:49:38 PM)

What Causes Binge Eating Disorder?

What Causes Binge Eating Disorder?
No one knows for sure what causes binge eating disorder. As a number of as half of all people with binge eating disorder are depressed or have been depressed in the past. Whether depression causes binge eating disorder or whether binge eating disorder causes depression is not known.

It is also unclear if dieting and binge eating are related. Some people binge eat after dieting. Dieting here means skipping meals, not eating enough food each........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/17/2006 8:57:12 PM)

Diet Study Shouldn't Be Seen as Eat-anything Permission Slip

Diet Study Shouldn't Be Seen as Eat-anything Permission Slip
It was baffling, frustrating -- yet also, in a way, secretly gratifying. Last week, the largest study to follow low-fat dieters concluded there weren't any definite protective benefits.

To the surprise of a number of scientists, the study didn't show that a lower-fat diet leads to less incidence of breast cancer, colon cancer or heart disease. In fact, one way to sum up this study is:.

Sorry. Bad things still happen even to good dieters. ........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 5/17/2006 7:24:11 PM)

Cultural Approach Is Key To Tackling Obesity

Cultural Approach Is Key To Tackling Obesity
Culture plays a significant role in how women perceive obesity in terms of both appearance and health, as per a research studyby Yale School of Nursing scientists in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Maryanne Davidson, Yale University School of Nursing, and Kathleen Knafl, Oregon Health and Sciences University, reviewed 20 papers published over 10 years on descriptions of the concept of obesity by health professionals, Black Americans, Latino........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 5/16/2006 11:02:53 PM)

Is obesity caused by a virus?

Is obesity caused by a virus?
A researcher at the University of Wisconsin has discovered a virus that causes obesity in chickens. The virus is correlation to two others known to cause obesity in other animals, and she believes that this might be implicated in human obesity. This has led to a theory that the present obesity epidemic is caused by viruses, an idea the article compares to the revelation that ulcers were caused by bacteria, not stress. It would be stunning if it........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 5/16/2006 10:25:42 PM)

Extra Pounds May Decrease Mortality Rates In Elderly

Extra Pounds May Decrease Mortality Rates In Elderly
If you're more than 80 years old, carrying a few extra pounds might not be such a bad idea. In fact, it may be beneficial.

That's one of the findings from a joint UC Irvine and University of Southern California analysis of body mass index (BMI) and mortality rates from participants of a large-scale study based in a Southern California retirement community.

The analysis found that study participants in their 80s and 90s who were overweight........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/16/2006 10:16:15 PM)


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