Category Archives for "Obesity"

GMA and FMI Select Agency Partners to Support $50 Million Nutrition Keys Consumer Education Campaign!

By admin | Nutrition , Obesity

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the selection of three globally-recognized agencies to support the GMA-FMI Nutrition Keys front-of-pack nutrition labeling initiative. BBDO New York (along with its sister companies Integer, PHD and Proximity), Edelman and FoodMinds have been selected to work with GMA and FMI and their member […]

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Is Your Sleep Apnea Causing Metabolic Syndrome?

By admin | Health , Obesity

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. These pauses in breathing, called apneas (literally, “without breath”), […]

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Omega-3s Promote Muscle Protein Production!

By admin | Nutrition , Obesity

Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass with aging, is a major public health concern. Previous studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids stimulate protein anabolism in animals, and might therefore be useful for the treatment of sarcopenia. However, the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on human protein metabolism is unknown.  Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD, from Washington […]

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#1 Fight Fighting Extract!

By admin | Fitness , Nutrition , Obesity

Hydroxycitric Acid is an extract from the rind of the Garcinia cambogia plant that helps reduce body fat by turning stored fat into fuel during exercise.  Pulling more fat out of fat stores increases endurance, allowing you to hit the weights longer and harder.  Furthermore, research from Ohio State University reported that HCA can alter […]

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Soda May Raise Risk of Type-2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome!!!

By admin | Diabetes , Nutrition , Obesity

Numerous previous studies have found a direct and positive association between the consumption of sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages with the risks of diabetes and pre-diabetes.  Vasanti Malik, from Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts, USA), and colleagues completed a meta-analysis that pooled 11 studies, involving over 300,000 subjects, examining the association between sugar-sweetened beverages and […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Obesity!!!

By admin | Diabetes , Obesity

Attempts to find more effective therapeutic and preventive approaches to type 2 diabetes and obesity have been frustrated by inadequate understanding of the pathology. However, genetic variants associated with risk may provide insight into how these diseases develop, according to a review article published December 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article, by […]

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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Obesity!!!

By admin | Nutrition , Obesity

New research adds to the evidence linking obesity with lower levels of vitamin D, and the finding could help explain why carrying extra pounds raises the risk for a wide range of diseases, researchers say. The study suggests that people who are obese may be less able to convert vitamin D into its hormonally active […]

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