Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:


Study Reveals That Eating 'In Moderation' Is A Fool's Errand

"Everything in moderation" is a common piece of healthy eating advice from slim and sexy celebs, dietitians and other lifestyle gurus. It's a call that's thousands of years old: The ancient Greek poet Hesiod wrote the phrase “moderation is best in all things” in his poem Work and Days, written around 700 BCE, and other philosophers and writers have echoed the maxim ever since.  But just because it’s a saying that has persisted throughout history doesn’t mean it’s right, helpful or useful.  While it sounds like wise advice for anyone who wants a low-key approach to healthy eating, the term is problematic because “moderation” is left up to each individual to define for themselves. This meaninglessness could harm people who are trying to maintain or lose weight, according to new research from scientists at the University of Georgia and Duke University. Without a firm portion suggestion, like the government’s definition of "moderate" drinking for women as one drink a day, a "moderate" serving of something becomes a completely squishy concept that depends on a person’s eating habits and dietary preference. As a result, it can be co-opted by food companies to communicate skewed nutritional advice. What's more, the concept plays a psychological trick on the dieter. It turns out that the more you like a food, the bigger your definition of a “moderate” serving ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news

Related Links:

Authors: Yang DH, Kim HJ, Park K, Kim JK, Chun HJ Abstract Poly-l-lysine (PLL) nanoparticle (NP) system was prepared for the controlled release of curcumin (CUR) by pH stimuli, and its theranostic efficacy on cancer was compared to that of CUR solution in vitro and in vivo. Deoxycholic acid (DOCA), methoxy polyethylene glycol (MPEG) and cyanine 5.5 (cy5.5) were conjugated to the amine group of PLL through condensation reaction (PLL-DOCA-MPEG-cy5.5), followed by encapsulation of CUR by dialysis method (PLL-DOCA-MPEG-cy5.5/CUR NPs). The composition, morphology and size distribution of PLL-DOCA-MPEG-cy5.5 NPs were cha...
Source: Drug Delivery - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Deliv Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: RNS identified sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve tissue in the renal arteries. RNS can be potentially used to map nerve bundles and guide selective ablation of sympathetic nerve fibers and prevent inadvertent ablation of parasympathetic nerve tissue during RDN. PMID: 29653494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Blood Pressure - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Press Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Downregulation of miR-340 inhibited GC cell proliferation, arrested cell cycle, and facilitated apoptosis through upregulating SOCS3 expression to suppress JAK-STAT3 signaling pathway. PMID: 29658372 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol Source Type: research
The medical garment developed at the McGill University Health Centre addresses a little-discussed problem that arises when women with larger breasts go in for radiation treatment.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news
Eating nuts was tied to a lower risk for atrial fibrillation, but may not lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Nuts Heart Oils and Fats Source Type: news
AbstractIn the original version of this article, there is a typo in the family name of the author. The co-author family name should be Seyed Bagheri; instead, it has been published as Seyed bagheri.
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
AbstractThe obesity epidemic is a critical public health threat facing the USA. With the advent of American Evangelical Protestant (AEP) weight loss guides and narratives, AEP churches could potentially aid public health agencies in combatting obesity, and some scholars have called for investment in partnerships between public health agencies and religious institutions. This paper examines the theological and social underpinnings of AEP weight loss programs and considers the potential benefits and risks of public health partnerships with AEP churches to combat obesity. While AEP churches may be successful at empowering peo...
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
Peng Ye, Yu Shi, Anling Li
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Burosumab (Crysvita) targets the underlying cause of X-linked hypophosphatemia and is indicated for adults and children age 1 year and older.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news
New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ00814K, PaperPriyankar Paira, Bharthi MV, Sourav De, Lavanya Thilak Babu, Santanu Maiti, Bidisha Sarkar, Ashok S.K. Kumar Abstract: Surface immobilization of DNA conjugates via SPAAC for cancer theranostic application reported here. The formation of DNA conjugates was supported by absorption and emission studies. The luminescent DNA conjugates... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - New J. Chem. latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
More News: Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Cardiology | Coronary Heart Disease | Diabetes | Diabetes Type 2 | Eating Disorders & Weight Management | Endocrinology | Gastric (Stomach) Cancer | Government | Health | Heart | Heart Disease | Hypertension | Infertility | Metabolic Syndrome | Nutrition | Obesity | Psychology | Reproduction Medicine | Science | Stroke | Study | Websites | Weight Loss | Women