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Obese patients wait longer for kidney transplants

Obese patients wait longer for kidney transplants
New research from Johns Hopkins specialists suggests that obese kidney disease patients face not only the usual long odds of a tissue match and organ rejection, but also are significantly less likely than normal-weight people to receive a kidney transplant at all. The Johns Hopkins study results, would be published online this Wednesday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, reveal that morbidly obese patients (those who on........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/20/2007 5:33:50 AM)

Reinventing ladies who lunch

Reinventing ladies who lunch
I just had lunch with the partners of the architecture firm Front Studio, who are reinventing the concept of ladies who lunch. Pushing aside the outdated description of women eating their mid-day meal while their husbands worked, Michi Yanagishita and Yen Ha turn their breaks from designing into a side art project. Every work day, they dutifully photograph lunch, whether its leftovers, take-out, or a sit-down meal at a restaurant. Of course,........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/12/2007 9:39:16 PM)

Computer calls can talk couch potatoes into walking

Computer calls can talk couch potatoes into walking
Computer-generated phone calls may be an effective, low-cost way to encourage sedentary adults to exercise, as per a recent study by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Results of the yearlong study observed that regular telephone calls delivered from either live health educators or by an automated computer system successfully prodded inactive adults into a regular 150-minute per week exercise program. What most........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/4/2007 10:13:06 PM)

Most physicians aren't prepared to deal with obesity epidemic

Most physicians aren't prepared to deal with obesity epidemic
The soaring obesity rates across the globe have been called the most critical challenge to public health of the 21st century. A top university researcher argues that most physicians are not adequately prepared to deal with this obesity epidemic. In an article published in Canadian Family Physician, University of Alberta researcher Tim Caulfield examines the vital role physicians play in managing and identifying obesity and highlights the........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/21/2007 5:14:58 AM)

Watching what we eat

Watching what we eat
Food has never been more of a global commodity than it is today. But there is an urgent need to understand the problems that face future European food supplies within this global market. And so researchers and policy makers gathered in Budapest last week to push for a more holistic approach to the study of what Europeans eat. The conference, supported by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the European Cooperation in the field of........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/18/2007 9:16:24 PM)

Freshwater fish contains mercury, arsenic and selenium

Freshwater fish contains  mercury, arsenic and selenium
White bass wild-caught and sold commercially contained significantly higher levels of mercury, arsenic and selenium than fish caught near former industrial areas. The University of Pittsburgh study, abstract number 161184, is being presented at a special session on Contaminants in Freshwater Fish: Toxicity, Sources and Risk Communication, at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/7/2007 9:18:20 PM)

Foods, not specific nutrients, may be key to good health

Foods, not specific nutrients, may be key to good health
In a recent academic review, a University of Minnesota professor in the School of Public Health has concluded that food, as opposed to specific nutrients, may be key to having a healthy diet. This notion is contrary to popular practice in food industry and government, where marketers and regulators tend to focus on total fat, carbohydrate and protein and on specific vitamins and added supplements in food products, not the food items as a........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/7/2007 5:09:37 AM)

Bariatric Surgery Candidates Not Psychologically Cleared For Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Candidates Not Psychologically Cleared For Surgery
Providence, RI A new study by Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University scientists reported that 18 percent of 500 candidates for bariatric surgery did not receive the initial psychiatric clearance for the surgery. The study is the first to examine the reliability of decisions to clear candidates for surgery, and the largest to determine the percentage of candidates who are not cleared and detail the reasons for exclusion. It was reported in........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 10/15/2007 6:17:12 PM)

Don't Talk About Religion, Politics ..... Or Diet?

Don't Talk About Religion, Politics ..... Or Diet?
We all know that it's a basic rule of the first date that you don't want to talk about religion or politics. Of course, if you like to get your differences out of the way up front, these are the two areas that are most sensitive and most important for discussion. But there is another topic on the table that people are being warned to avoid (or deal with it quickly if it's a deal breaker) .... and that topic is closer to the table........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 10/9/2007 8:41:22 PM)

Check out the World's Biggest Menu is Now Online!

Check out the World's Biggest Menu is Now Online!
Hungry but don't know what you want to eat? Or maybe you are hunting for something near you and want to try something different? Maybe you are in another city and want to find some nifty local places to test drive the local cuisine. You can do all this and lots more at - an invention from some UC Irvine students that got super-creative in how to create the world's largest menu of places to eat. Think of it as a "Facebook" for........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 10/2/2007 8:13:44 PM)

Positive experience of eating

Positive experience of eating
Enjoying the eating process without focus on dietary restrictions may be key to managing weight and staying healthy, as per scientists who have unveiled a new and effective model for managing eating. The Satter Eating Competence Model, also known as ecSatter, was created by Ellyn Satter, a registered dietitian, family therapist and author of Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family, Kelcy Press. Competent eaters are positive, flexible and........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/18/2007 8:00:51 PM)

Fat mum hastens path to childhood obesity

Fat mum hastens path to childhood obesity
A fat mother hastens a childs path to obesity, finds a study published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Other factors included too much time spent in front of the TV and rapidly piling on the pounds in early childhood. The scientists base their findings on 571 New Zealand children of European heritage, who were regularly monitored from birth to the age of 7 years. Their percentage body fat, a reliable indicator........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/14/2007 5:16:36 AM)

Why I Gave Up Desserts To Become a Better Entrepreneur

Why I Gave Up Desserts To Become a Better Entrepreneur
I haven't had dessert in eight months. It sounds crazy, I know, especially given that I'm not on a diet. I've been right around 170 lbs. for the last 10 years, with the exception of a brief period where a running injury forced me to take 6 weeks off (I gained 12 pounds). I don't need to lose weight, I am simply trying to become a better entrepreneur It all started when research showed that self-discipline matters more than........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 9/12/2007 9:50:30 PM)

Health food supplement may curb addiction of gamblers

Health food supplement may curb addiction of gamblers
University of Minnesota scientists have discovered that a common amino acid, available as a health food supplement, may help curb pathological gamblers addiction. In a recent eight-week trial, 27 people were given increasing doses of the amino acid, N-acetyl cysteine, which has an impact on the chemical glutamate often linked to reward in the brain. At the end of the trial, 60 percent of the participants reported fewer urges to gamble. The........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/11/2007 11:44:08 PM)

Pregnancy and binge eating disorder

Pregnancy and binge eating disorder
Pregnancy may open a window of vulnerability for developing binge eating disorder, particularly for women from lower socio-economic situations, as per a research studyfrom the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists and his colleagues in Norway. In a long-term study of 100,000 pregnant Norwegian women, the scientists saw an unexpected increase in new incidences of binge eating disorder that began during pregnancy. The research........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/6/2007 9:50:37 PM)

Overweight toddlers at riskfor iron deficiency

Overweight toddlers at riskfor iron deficiency
A study by UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists has observed that overweight toddlers and those not enrolled in day care are at high risk for iron deficiency. Based on data from a national survey of 1,641 toddlers, the study observed that 20 percent of overweight toddlers were iron-deficient, in comparison to 8 percent of those at risk for being overweight, and 7 percent of normal-weight toddlers. The study, appearing in the recent........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/4/2007 8:07:37 PM)

Treating diabetes during pregnancy and childhood obesity

Treating diabetes during pregnancy and childhood obesity
Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break the link between gestational diabetes and childhood obesity, according to a Kaiser Permanente study featured in the recent issue of Diabetes Care. The largest study of its kind, this research shows that the risk of childhood obesity rises in tandem with a pregnant womans blood sugar level and that untreated gestational diabetes nearly doubles a child's risk of becoming obese by age 5 to 7. The........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/28/2007 9:23:50 PM)

Diagnosing obesity prompts action

Diagnosing obesity prompts action
Mayo Clinic physicians have identified that simply being diagnosed as obese increases a patients likelihood of establishing a therapy plan with their physician, a crucial step in improving health. Its a significant finding, because obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic and the second leading cause of preventable death in developing countries. Reported in the recent issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the article reveals that an obesity........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/1/2007 8:57:27 PM)

Food Cravings And Weight Management

Food Cravings And Weight Management
Accepting food cravings and keeping them in check may be an important component of weight management, as per findings from the first six-month phase of a calorie-restriction study conducted at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University. Supplemental results from the Comprehensive Assessment of the Long-term Effects of Restricting Intake of Energy (CALERIE) trial provide new insights into food........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 7/18/2007 9:41:24 PM)

Rimonabant -- 20 Mg Dose Can Prevent Weight Gain

Rimonabant -- 20 Mg Dose Can Prevent Weight Gain
Using selective cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor antagonists such as rimonabant at a dose of 20 mg per day can help people quit smoking, can help them to remain abstinent, and can help prevent the weight gain that so often accompanies attempts at stopping smoking. The lower dose of 5mg, however, was not shown to be effective, as per a Cochrane Systematic Review. Smoking tobacco sends nicotine into the blood stream, and this chemical disrupts the........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 7/17/2007 10:56:42 PM)

 

Salad and breakfast

Salad and breakfast
I can''t even begin to imagine how many forks these 11-inch melamine plates are going to break. Assuming that picture-perfect food is served on them (that takes me right out of the kitchen), how is anyone supposed to be able to differentiate between what can actually be speared with a fork and what is only part of the realistic image printed on the plate The salad and English breakfast (are those curly fries?) plates are sold separately in........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/16/2007 7:49:12 AM)

Abdominal fat distribution predicts heart disease

Abdominal fat distribution predicts heart disease
Abdominal obesity is a strong independent risk factor for heart disease, and using the waist-hip ratio rather than waist measurement alone is a better predictor of heart disease risk among men and women, scientists reported as per a research findings published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the study, scientists also looked at whether the association between fat distribution and heart disease risk was........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/10/2007 10:45:45 PM)

Kids eat more fruits, vegetables when schools offer salad bar

Kids eat more fruits, vegetables when schools offer salad bar
A new UCLA study has observed that elementary schools can significantly increase the frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income students by providing a lunch salad bar. The findings, reported in the recent issue of the international peer-evaluated journal Public Health Nutrition, show that the frequency of students' fruit and vegetable consumption increased significantly - from 2.97 to 4.09 times daily - after a salad bar........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/6/2007 7:39:15 PM)

Eating disorders in adolescents

Eating disorders in adolescents
Eating disorders in the U.S. among ethnic groups were believed to be rare, but recent studies have shown that a number of cultures are now exposed to the thin beauty ideal. As a result, experts expect to see an increase in eating disorder symptoms among ethnic groups. It is also suspected that eating disorders and weight control behaviors may be increasing among adolescent boys. Eventhough research has shown that eating disorders begin during........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/19/2007 8:29:27 PM)

Obesity for children neglected by parents

Obesity for children neglected by parents
Strategies for decreasing a childs risk for obesity often focus on improving eating habits and maintaining a high level of physical activity. While this is one way to address the issue, another way to reduce the risk of childhood obesity could simply come down to positive parenting, as per a Temple University study reported in the recent issue of Child Abuse & Neglect. This is the first study to show the association between neglect in........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 11/13/2007 9:52:54 PM)

Obesity research boosted by watching hunger in the brain

Obesity research boosted by watching hunger in the brain
Researchers can now measure how full or hungry a mouse feels, thanks to a new technique which uses imaging to reveal how neurons behave in the part of the brain which regulates appetite. Scientists hope the technique, which uses magnetic resonance imaging, will enable a far greater understanding of why certain people become obese when others do not, and why different people have different appetites. The new study, led by scientists from........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/7/2007 7:46:57 PM)

Modest gain in visceral fat causes dysfunction of blood vessel

Modest gain in visceral fat causes dysfunction of blood vessel
When lean healthy young adults gained about 9 pounds, the functioning of their blood vessel lining became impaired -- but shedding the weight restored proper functioning, as per a Mayo Clinic research report. The finding is important because this vessel disorder, known as endothelial dysfunction, is a predictor of heart attacks and stroke, and the effects of modest weight gain on the disorder were not previously known. The Mayo Clinic team........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/5/2007 8:57:38 PM)

Obesity Risks Increase After Menopause

Obesity Risks Increase After Menopause
Postmenopausal women are at an age when the incidence and exacerbation of the chronic health conditions linked to obesity become more prevalent. A new article published in Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing reviews the physiological, psychological and social issues correlation to obesity that are relevant to postmenopausal women. The article underlies the importance of nurses and other healthcare professionals for........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 10/25/2007 10:09:31 PM)

Obesity strongest risk factor for colorectal cancer

Obesity strongest risk factor for colorectal cancer
Research presented at the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology observed that obesity, among other important risk factors, was the strongest risk factor for colorectal cancer in women. Joseph C. Anderson, MD of Stony Brook University in New York (and the University of Connecticut) and colleagues examined data from 1,252 women who underwent colonoscopy. They classified patients as per their age, smoking........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 10/15/2007 6:14:50 PM)

Eat Less To Live Longer

Eat Less To Live Longer
For nearly 70 years researchers have known that caloric restriction prolongs life. In everything from yeast to primates, a significant decrease in calories can extend lifespan by as much as one-third. But getting under the hood of the molecular machinery that drives this longevity has remained elusive. Now, reporting in the September 21 issue of the journal Cell, scientists from Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with researchers from........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/27/2007 9:47:49 PM)

Get Your Daily Five Veggies and Fruit

Get Your Daily Five Veggies and Fruit
Looking for a healthier beverage alternative than what comes out of a can or bottle? How about a beverage that provides a slew of phytonutrients and antioxidants found in many of the world's most nutritious fruits-including a├žai. MonaVie is a unique beverage in 3 different formula/presentations that provides these nutrients and is easily absorbed into the body and gives you the benefits of a acai, the Brazilian berry superfood along........Go to the Weight-watch-in-the-news (Added on 9/18/2007 6:54:21 AM)

How nutrition affects the breakdown of fats

How nutrition affects the breakdown of fats
Researchers have shown that when either lean or obese individuals exercise after eating a high fat meal, their fats are broken down and oxidized in skeletal muscle, making them healthier. These results show for the first time how a high fat diet and exercise stimulate the breakdown of fats and may help design ways to reduce excessive fat in the body. Fat is broken down inside fat cells to generate energy by a process called lipolysis. The........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/18/2007 5:08:09 AM)

Hungry people crave more variety

Hungry people crave more variety
Youre whale watching in Alaska, longing for a margarita and a spot on a beach. You think to yourself, How did I get here" I hate the cold. Never finished Moby Dick. And I get seasick! A fascinating new study from the Journal of Consumer Research finds that when we long for something intensely like a much-needed vacation a wider array of options will sound appealing, potentially leading to some out-of-character choices. Similarly, when we are........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 7:55:10 PM)

A chocolate cookie a day puts 20 lbs

A chocolate cookie a day puts 20 lbs
So-called 'miracle diets', such as the South Beach diet, the Atkins diet or the Artichoke diet, lack of scientific foundations and are a danger for health. - Specialists' recommendations include a daily 500 to 700 calorie deficit, depending on body weight, age and physical exercise, as well as a high-fibre diet to gradually lose 6.5 lbs a month. NOTICIAS UGR After summer holidays, 'miracle-diet' adherents stick to these diets to lose the........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/10/2007 10:18:31 PM)

Study reveals an ancient antiobesity gene

Study reveals an ancient  antiobesity gene
Scientists have revealed an antiobesity gene that has apparently been keeping critters lean during times of plenty since ancient times. The gene, first discovered by another team in flies, also keeps worms and mice trim, as per the new report in the recent issue of Cell Metabolism, a publication of Cell Press. If the gene works similarly in humans, the findings could lead to a new weapon against our burgeoning waistlines, as per the........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/4/2007 8:12:36 PM)

Circulating fats kill transplanted pancreas cells

Circulating fats kill transplanted pancreas cells
Dietary restrictions or other strategies that limit fat formation might make pancreatic cell transplants more effective, UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists report. Using animal models, the scientists discovered that pancreatic islet cells transplanted into the liver fail not only because of immune rejection, but also because of overexposure to toxic fats that are synthesized by the surrounding liver cells and flood the pancreatic........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/28/2007 9:25:13 PM)

Rise of Obesity Exacerbated by "Social Multiplier"

Rise of Obesity Exacerbated by
As per a new study in Economic Inquiry, an individual's body weight depends not just on physiology and economic circumstances, but also on average body weight of the population at large. The study is the first to quantitatively model body weight distribution based on the combined outcome of economic, biological and social influences. The findings complement those of a recent, high profile study that found direct evidence of social contagion........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/1/2007 9:30:41 PM)

Obese girls less likely to attend college

Obese girls less likely to attend college
Obese girls are half as likely to attend college as non-obese girls, as per a new study from The University of Texas at Austin. The study also shows obese girls are even less likely to enter college if they attend a high school where obesity is relatively uncommon. The findings are reported in the recent issue of the journal Sociology of Education. The study tracked nearly 11,000 American adolescents, using data from the National........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 7/23/2007 6:09:08 PM)

Exercise, exercise, rest, repeat

Exercise, exercise, rest, repeat
Taking a break in the middle of your workout may metabolize more fat than exercising without stopping, as per a recent study in Japan. Scientists conducted the first known study to compare these two exercise methodsexercising continually in one long bout versus breaking up the same workout with a rest period. The findings could change the way we approach exercise. Who wouldnt want to take a breather for that" . A number of people believe........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 7/18/2007 9:40:00 PM)

Recipe Exchange

Recipe Exchange
If you love to cook and are always looking for new recipes to try out on your family you just may want to try The Recipe Book. The Recipe Book is full of recipes and people who love to exchange recipes. These people live to cook, or are just looking for a good recipe for dinner. Not only can you get good recipes but you can also learn about different ways of cooking what you already have This is the kind of social networking site you can........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 7/18/2007 6:24:30 PM)


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