Thai Health Promotion Foundation: Exercise AnywhereThai Health Promotion Foundation has launched this print advertisement to draw attention of people about as there is always time and space can be created for few games to play even exercise can be done in similar fashion. The campaign has taken efforts to outline the scope of exercise can be created any moment as per convenience. To exemplify the idea campaign has shown some games that need proper and huge arrangement are being played in........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 3/15/2007 7:09:12 PM)
Ariel: 2 Tablets After Every Meal
Ariel was launched this print advertisement campaign to promote in Argentina that clearly lacks freshness and originality as the idea has been repeatedly used for detergents. However, this campaign took efforts to repeat the old idea while taking a unique approach but it is unlikely to help campaign anyway. The advertisements are showing different colorful dishes that are most frequent to stain clothes.
The advertisement then takes a........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/14/2007 9:51:07 PM)
Are You Living Life with a Spoon or Chopsticks?What a great question. Think about how you eat when you use a spoon. It's like a little mini shovel enabling you to gobble your food without regard for taste, texture or experience
For those of us in the Western Hemisphere, chopsticks are not the normal utensil used when eating. Infrequently when we endeavor to use them, we find that we are forced to SLOW DOWN, take smaller bites and consequently are able to enjoy the flavor of our food........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/12/2007 8:38:31 PM)
New View On Biology Of FlavonoidsFlavonoids, a group of compounds found in fruits and vegetables that had been believed to be nutritionally important for their antioxidant activity, actually have little or no value in that role, as per an analysis by researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.
However, these same compounds may indeed benefit human health, but for reasons that are quite different the body sees them as foreign compounds,........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/6/2007 4:51:56 AM)
BMI often not an accurate indicator of body fatBody mass index, or BMI, long considered the standard for measuring the amount of fat in a person's body, may not be as accurate as originally thought, as per new research.
A research team from Michigan State University and Saginaw Valley State University measured the BMI of more than 400 college students - some of whom were athletes and some not - and observed that in most cases the student's BMI did not accurately reflect his or her........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/5/2007 9:45:34 PM)
Adolescent Dieting May Predict Weight GainAdolescents who go on diets to lose weight may be significantly increasing their odds of gaining weight, say scientists at the University of Minnesota.
The scientists studied results of Project EAT (Eating Among Teens) surveys, conducted in 1999 and 2000, and results of Project EAT II surveys, conducted in 2003 and 2004, to "understand the perplexing finding, that has been reported in several longitudinal studies, whereby dieting predicts........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/1/2007 4:40:17 AM)
Weight-Related Sports and Unhealthful Weight ControlParticipation by adolescents, particularly males, in sports emphasizing weight, such as ballet, gymnastics and wrestling, is strongly linked to both unhealthful weight-control behaviors and steroid use, as per scientists at the University of Minnesota.
The scientists studied more than 4,500 adolescents from 31 public middle and high schools in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The students were asked if in the past week or the past year they........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 3/1/2007 4:37:43 AM)
protein linked to elevated BMIUniversity of Minnesota scientists have discovered a variant of a common blood protein, apolipoprotein C1, in people of American Indian and Mexican ancestry that is associated with elevated body mass index (BMI), obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
The finding were reported in the Feb. 20 online issue of the International Journal of Obesity.
Lead investigator Gary Nelsestuen, a professor in the College of Biological Sciences department of........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/21/2007 8:53:02 PM)
Living In Densely Populated Areas Linked To Lower Body MassNew York City dwellers who reside in densely populated, pedestrian-friendly areas have significantly lower body mass index levels in comparison to other New Yorkers, as per a new study by the Mailman School of Public Health. Placing shops, restaurants and public transit near residences may promote walking and independence from private automobiles.
"There are relatively strong associations between built environment and BMI, even in........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/20/2007 7:31:16 PM)
Weight loss linked to CHFVarious reports have suggested that increased BMI in patients with HF or who are undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention or have established CAD may be associated with decreased mortality and morbidity. Pepine said this has been called the “obesity paradox.”
In November, data were presented by researcher Stefan D. Anker, MD, PhD, professor for applied cachexia research, department of cardiology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin,........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/5/2007 9:28:39 PM)
Mood-food ConnectionPeople feeling sad tend to eat more of less-healthy comfort foods than when they feel happy, finds a new co-author of studyed by a Cornell food marketing expert. However, when nutritional information is available, those same sad people curb their hedonistic consumption. But happier people don't.
In the recent issue of the Journal of Marketing, Brian Wansink, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing, Applied Economics and Management at........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/31/2007 8:59:38 PM)
Assessing Diet And Exercise In AdolescentsDo adolescents get enough exercise and eat the right foods? Is there too much fat in their diets? As per a research findings reported in the February 2007 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, scientists analyzed the behavior of almost 900 11-to-15 year-olds and observed that nearly 80% had multiple physical activity and dietary risk behaviors, almost half had at least three risk behaviors, and only 2% met all four of the health........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/26/2007 4:31:14 AM)
Obese Patients Fair BetterScientists report that for patients hospitalized with acute heart failure, a higher body mass index (BMI) was linked to a substantially lower in-hospital mortality rate. For every 5-unit increase in body mass, the odds of risk-adjusted mortality fell 10 percent. The finding held when adjusted for age, sex, blood urea nitrogen, blood pressure, and additional prognostic factors.
IMPACT: The finding offers more insight into an observed........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 1/8/2007 9:39:49 PM)
Shed Pounds And Keep Cancer At BayWhile millions of Americans place fitness as one of their top New Year's resolutions to improve shape, muscle tone and overall appearance, cancer survivors have another priority - life.
Scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have developed a customized fitness program to help survivors of endometrial cancer - or cancer of the uterus - shed pounds and keep cancer at bay. Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., principal........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/7/2007 8:36:05 AM)
Adults Living With Children Eat More FatAdults living with children eat more saturated fat -- the equivalent of nearly an entire frozen pepperoni pizza each week -- than do adults who do not live with children, as per a University of Iowa and University of Michigan Health System study.
The finding was based on data from the federal government's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. The UI-led study was made public today, and the paper will appear in the Jan. 4,........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/31/2006 7:47:04 PM)
Obesity Linked to Acid Reflux DiseaseAs per a new article in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GRD), more usually known as, acid reflux, is associated with obesity. Since (GRD) is strongly linked to more serious conditions, such as esophageal ulcers and cancer, weight reduction treatment may be useful in therapy and prevention of these conditions.
"The condition is very common, but prior studies have not been successful at pinpointing........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/13/2006 5:09:53 AM)
Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriageWomen who have a low body mass index before they become pregnant are 72% more likely to suffer a miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy, but can reduce their risk significantly by taking supplements and eating fresh fruit and vegetables, as per study findings published online today.
These are some of the findings of a new study, which appears today in the online edition of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/3/2006 8:40:45 PM)
Weight Training Intensity And Growth Hormone LevelsA study published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism looked at different forms of growth hormone, used different testing methods, and varied weight training regimens. The research found that the role of growth hormone in women's muscle development may be more complicated than previously thought.
"We found that growth hormone was responsive to moderate and heavy exercise regimens having 3-12........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/1/2006 4:45:41 AM)
First Robot-assisted Weight Loss Surgery UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons are the first in North Texas to perform robotically assisted laparoscopic gastric-bypass and colon-resections surgeries.
The procedures were performed using DaVinci, a four-armed robot controlled by the surgeon via a joystick. DaVinci can provide better camera views and more precise surgical manipulations than are available in traditional laparoscopic surgeries.
The robot can offer easier access to........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 11/28/2006 4:20:18 AM)
Holiday Gluttony Can Spell Disaster For Undiagnosed DiabeticsHearty feasts and couch-potato marathons are holiday traditions, but UT Southwestern Medical Center experts warn that packing on pounds and not exercising could be deadly for the 6 million Americans who have diabetes and don't even know it.
Diabetes, a metabolic disorder linked with obesity, can be a silent killer because its symptoms aren't sudden, but build up over time and lead to heart disease or other maladies.
That's bad news for........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/21/2006 5:22:52 AM)
Free Honey Bunches of OatsI don't generally post on freebies and minor financial stuff that can save you 10 cents, but, via Boston Gal, I see that Honey Bunches of Oats cereal is offering free samples at this site.
As I said, I don't normally point this kind of stuff out, because your sample will probably be big enough for about half a bowl of the cereal (or equal to their idea of a serving size, which we all know is equal to half of the amount we actually........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 3/21/2007 8:47:51 PM)
Let's Lose Some Weight!Join with me. We'll lose some weight together. FatSecret is a social networking site for people who want to lose weight or get in shape. This is a totally free weight loss site where you can get advice and help from other people who are also trying to lose weight. Find out what works and what doesn't
It's a fact that people lose weight faster when they have a support team. With all these other people on your weight loss team you........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/14/2007 9:55:36 PM)
Belly fat may drive inflammatory processesAs researchers learn more about the key role of inflammation in diabetes, heart disease and other disorders, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that fat in the belly may be an important promoter of that inflammation.
Excess fat is known to be linked to disease, but now the scientists have confirmed that fat cells inside the abdomen are secreting molecules that increase inflammation. It's the........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/13/2007 10:16:58 PM)
Musculoskeletal Care During PregnancyDespite the high prevalence of musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy, few women in underserved populations receive treatment for their low back pain, according to a February 2007 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT). Moreover, researchers found that pain in a previous pregnancy may predict a high risk for musculoskeletal complaints in future pregnancies.
According to Clayton Skaggs, DC, the study's........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 3/6/2007 4:07:24 PM)
Childhood obesity may contribute to earlier pubertyIncreasing rates of childhood obesity and overweight in the United States may be contributing to an earlier onset of puberty in girls, say researchers at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
In a new study published in the recent issue of the journal Pediatrics, the researchers reveal that a higher body mass index (BMI) score in girls as young as age 3, and large increases in BMI between 3 years of age and first grade........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/5/2007 5:05:56 AM)
Frequency of Dietary Supplement UseMore than one in seven American adults have used nonprescription dietary supplements to try to lose weight, as per scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
Nearly 9,500 people over age 18 were asked about the prevalence and duration of nonprescription weight-loss supplement use, associated weight-control behaviors, discussion of use with a health-care professional and specific ingredient use.
Approximately 15 percent of the........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/1/2007 4:45:45 AM)
Fruit juice can make you fatIf you stopped drinking sodas and switched to fruit juices, watch your intake, most of fruit juices contain more carbs (sugars) and calories then you think.
Although 100 percent fruit juice contains tons of vitamins, minerals and other healthy stuff, women tend to forget that these drinks contain calories and sugars as well. For instance,........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/28/2007 9:13:56 PM)
Vitamin D May Reduce Falls in ElderlyNew research suggests that reducing the number of falls suffered by seniors in nursing homes may be helped by taking a vitamin, along with other measures known to decrease falls. According to a study in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, seniors taking a high daily dose of vitamin D experienced 72 percent fewer falls compared to those taking a placebo.
Approximately 50 percent of nursing home residents fall every year, and those who........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 2/21/2007 9:33:26 PM)
Children who sleep less more likely to be overweightResearch indicates that getting inadequate sleep has negative effects on children's social and emotional well-being and school performance. Now a Northwestern University study finds it also increases their risk of being overweight.
The study -- conducted in two waves of data collection approximately five years apart -- is the first nationally representative, longitudinal investigation of the relationship between sleep, Body Mass Index (BMI)........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/7/2007 5:03:05 AM)
Thinking You Got A Work Out May Actually Make You HealthierAs the commitment to our New Year's resolutions wanes and the trips to the gym become more infrequent, new findings appearing in the recent issue of Psychological Science may offer us one more chance to reap the benefits of exercise through our daily routine. Harvard University psychology expert Ellen Langer and her student Alia Crum observed that a number of of the beneficial results of exercise are due to the placebo effect.
The surgeon........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/6/2007 9:38:29 PM)
Traits In Weight-loss SupplementA supplement some people turn to in hopes of losing a few pounds may have some previously unknown, unsavory side effects, suggest two new studies.
Scientists studied how mice and rats responded to the supplement conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an essential amino acid found in trace amounts primarily in beef, lamb and milk. Synthetic forms of CLA are marketed as supplements that help reduce body fat, and some manufacturers also tout CLA for........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/30/2007 7:24:54 PM)
One-third Of Children Having Surgery Overweight Or ObeseA very high proportion of children who are having surgery are overweight or obese, and because of the excess weight have a greater chance of experiencing problems linked to the surgery, as per a new study from the University of Michigan Health System.
Scientists looked at a database of all 6,017 pediatric surgeries at the U-M Hospital from 2000 to 2004, and they observed that nearly a third of the patients - 31.5 percent - were overweight or........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/16/2007 9:33:01 PM)
About Children's Packed LunchesPacked lunches taken to school by 7-year olds are even less healthy than school meals used to be before Jamie Oliver set out to reform them.
The Children of the 90s study, based at the University of Bristol, revealed today that in the year 2000, school meals were every bit as bad a Jamie Oliver suggested - but that children given packed lunches instead were even worse off nutritionally.
Dr Pauline Emmett, Nutritionist and Dietician, who........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/10/2007 4:25:07 AM)
Foods High In Calcium, Vitamin D And Prevention Of OsteoporosisThe Food and Drug Administration has issued a new and amended health claims with regard to consumption of foods that are rich in vitamin D and calcium. This new statement is meant to educate consumers the value of foods high in calcium and vitamin D for reducing the risk of osteoporosis. The National Dairy Council acknowledges and supports the body of scientific evidence that backs the proposed claim, which indicates that a lifestyle that........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/7/2007 7:04:20 AM)
Is Trans Fat Ban Enough?You might have read in the news that recently New York City passed a law to phase out the use of trans fat in restaurants. It is rumored that other cities, including Boston and Chicago, might follow the lead. The question is it enough? Experts say that it is one step in the right direction, but insist that lot more to be done. I tend to agree with them.
Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, Gershoff is a professor of nutrition science and policy at........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/23/2006 9:25:54 AM)
Microbes Living In The Gut May Contribute To ObesityA link between obesity and the microbial communities living in our guts is suggested by new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings indicate that our gut microbes are biomarkers, mediators and potential therapeutic targets in the war against the worldwide obesity epide.
A link between obesity and the microbial communities living in our guts is suggested by new research at Washington University School........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/20/2006 6:56:29 PM)
Obesity Epidemic Will Cause Thousands More Cases Of CancerCancer Research UK today put Britain on a warning that the rising tide of obesity could result in as a number of as 12,000 cases of weight related cancer diagnosed annually by 2010.
The most recent figures show that in 2003 there were 24.2 million obese or overweight people in the UK. The department of health has predicted a 14 per cent increase by 2010 which means the numbers will rise to 27.6 million.
Cancer Research UK statisticians........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/12/2006 5:13:02 AM)
Obesity EpidemicsObesity is a major health problem in the United States. Currently over half of the total population in the United States is said to be obese or overweight. Occurence rate of obesity continue to increase in males and females. Of all U.S. women twenty years and older, more than 64 million are overweight and about 34 million are will fall in to the catagory of obese women.
Obesity is linked to marked health risks and higher death rates. Obese........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 12/1/2006 4:49:05 AM)
The 'Freakonomics of food'Do you hate Brussels sprouts because your mother did" Does the size of your plate determine how hungry you feel" Why do you actually overeat at healthy restaurants".
"You can ask your smartest friend why he or she just ate what they ate, and you wont get an answer any deeper than, 'It sounded good,'" says Brian Wansink, Ph.D.), author of "Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think," and Professor and Director of the Cornell Food and........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/23/2006 5:26:53 AM)
New Year Without Putting On PoundsYour leftover Halloween candy is almost gone from your cupboards, and the holiday season with all its sweet temptations has begun.
However, all those holiday parties and office gatherings laden with scrumptious food and drink don't have to mean the end of your weight loss plan. It's still possible to enjoy the bounty and not feel deprived of your favorite holiday dishes, says Connie Diekman, director of University Nutrition at Washington........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/22/2006 4:22:38 AM)