Monday, October 06, 2008

How to improve your odds of losing weight...

Today, my focus is on news that relates to weight loss and metabolism. These concepts will perhaps challenge your beliefs on what you think you knew about fats, especially saturated fats, the amount of protein you should consume daily, and when and how often, you should eat meals throughout the day. Also, I have included a study that shows the positive effects of adding CLA, as a supplement, into your program, and why I use 2,000 mgs of this nutrient in my Scale Down Multi. Also, many people, especially women have low thyroid levels that go untreated, because of the way doctors test the thyroid by means of blood tests.
Learn what the symptoms are when you have low thyroid and how you can test it yourself at home.


CLA Reduces Body Fat in Animal Model of Human Infancy...
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduced body fat in an animal model of human childhood, leading researchers to suggest that CLA could play a role in helping reduce obesity in human children.
Childhood obesity is an increasing problem and may predispose children to adult obesity. Weight gain during infancy has been linked to excessive weight later in life. CLA has been shown to reduce fat gain and body fat mass in animal models and in humans, leading researchers to believe they may have the same effects in children.

Is it time to revisit the current protein recommendations?...
Current protein recommendations were established with the goal of preventing deficiency, but newer research indicates that many adults may benefit from eating more than the minimum requirement. These findings are presented in a supplement in the May issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition describing the conclusions of a Protein Summit held last spring, which brought together the world's leading scientists in protein research.
The summit's attendees report in the supplement that eating a higher protein diet - still within the recommended range, but toward the top of it - may play a role in optimal health, as higher protein diets are linked with a lower risk for many health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases and osteoporosis as well as sarcopenia, the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength.

What if bad fat isn’t so bad?, No one's ever proved that saturated fat clogs arteries, causes heart disease...
Suppose you were forced to live on a diet of red meat and whole milk. A diet that, all told, was at least 60 percent fat — about half of it saturated. If your first thoughts are of statins and stents, you may want to consider the curious case of the Masai, a nomadic tribe in Kenya and Tanzania.
In the 1960s, a Vanderbilt University scientist named George Mann, M.D., found that Masai men consumed this very diet (supplemented with blood from the cattle they herded). Yet these nomads, who were also very lean, had some of the lowest levels of cholesterol ever measured and were virtually free of heart disease.

Hypothyroidism - What your doctor may not tell you but you need to know...
Hypothyroidism is a common health condition affecting millions of women that is frequently overlooked in our health care system. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) estimates that 10% of Americans - more than the number of Americans with diabetes and cancer combined - suffer from thyroid disease. Many of these people are not receiving adequate care for a number of reasons. The AACE estimates that half of the people with thyroid disease are not being diagnosed. For those patients properly diagnosed, the standard conventional treatment is often ineffective. The bottom line is that millions of Americans are hypothyroid, many hypothyroid patients receive inadequate treatment, and millions more are hypothyroid and may never even know.

Snacks In Small Packages May Lead To Overeating...
Tempting treats are being offered in small package sizes these days, presumably to help consumers reduce portion sizes. Yet new research found that people actually consume more high-calorie snacks when they are in small packages than large ones. And smaller packages make people more likely to give in to temptation in the first place.

Regular Meals Reduce Risk Of Developing Metabolic Syndrome, Study Shows...
It is obvious to most people that our health is affected by what we eat; now, however, scientists have shown that it is also a matter of how often we eat. People who eat at irregular times run a greater risk of developing insulin resistance and what is known as metabolic syndrome, according to a study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet.


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