Diet and Fitness

Obesity - Overweight Children more likely to become Fat Adults

Obesity - Overweight Children more likely to become Fat Adults

Obesity has been a huge concern in the United States which has prompted a group of researchers’ to study children and found that overweight children will be overweight by the time they reach age 12. Philip R. Nader, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, is primary author of the study, with co-authors from 10 different institutions around the nation have reported this study in the September issue of Pediatrics.

The children were overweight at any time during growth before the age of 12 were more likely to be overweight by the time they turn 12. If the child was measured as being overweight more often than not, this too will increase their chances of being overweight by 12 years of age.

Weight Loss - Carbohydrate protein causes excess Carbs to be Stored as Body Fat

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A substance called ChREBP (carbohydrate response element binding protein) is a unique trigger that causes excess carbohydrates to be stored as fatty acids as body fat. The study was first published in the current issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

The study is a continuation of a five year old discovery of the ChREBP which is a separate acting trigger for fat storage. It was originally thought that Insulin was the only fat storage system in the body previous to this discovery.

High Fiber Diet – How it keeps you Regular

High Fiber Diet – How it keeps you Regular

We have heard of the many benefits of eating fiber, one being it helps keeps your intestinal tract regular. Dr. Paul L. McNeil who is a cell biologist at the Medical College of Georgia reported how fiber benefits digestion and improves the health of the intestines. Mc Neil first published his study in the online August 21st edition and also will appear in the September print issue of PLoS Biology.

The roughage of the fiber increases mucus production which has been known for years. Mc Neil discovered the reason in which he says, “When you eat high-fiber foods, they bang up against the cells lining the gastrointestinal tract, rupturing their outer covering. What we are saying is this banging and tearing increases the level of lubricating mucus. It’s a good thing.”

Weight Loss - 10 Secrets to Super-Charging your Metabolism

Weight Loss - 10 Secrets to Super-Charging your Metabolism

After years of yo yo dieting and trying every fad diet out there to lose weight I found that my metabolism was so low I only had to look at a cookie to put on weight. I decided I needed to make some drastic changes if I was to improve my chances of losing the extra weight that had been creeping on for the last few years.

Just think how easy it is to gain 1lb a week, you just have to overeat by 3,500 calories per week and there you are at the end of the year 52 pounds heavier. Well, if you’re built like Victoria Beckham then you could probably stand to add the extra, but for us regular types, this is quite a scary prospect.

Fen-Phen May Cause Rummage Sale of Wyeth Assets

Fen-Phen May Cause Rummage Sale of Wyeth Assets

On August 18, 2006, Bloomberg News reported that Wyeth has faced more than 175,000 claims since fen-phen was removed from the market, and that over the past 9 years, the company has settled many claims without forcing fen-phen users to file a lawsuit.

All total, the company has set aside more than $21 billion to cover legal costs and settlements since the diet drugs were withdrawn, according to Reuters News on May 24, 2006. As for how long Wyeth can stay afloat under the tidal wave of lawsuits, financial experts say the answer could boil down to insurance coverage.

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