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9 Myths About Weight Loss

Losing weight is no easy task, and myths persist about how to do it—which end up making it even harder. To cut through the confusion, here are nine common misconceptions about weight loss and dieting, and what the science actually says. Myth #1: It’s impossible to lose weight It’s tough—just ask anyone who’s tried. But it’s not impossible. The National Weight Control Registry began keeping track in 1994 of people who lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for a year or longer. Today, more than 10,000 Americans are part of the registry—with an average weight loss of 66 pounds, kept off for more than five years. Researchers are studying how these Americans were successful in order to provide advice to others. So far, they’ve found that the vast majority of people in the study say they changed their diet and started exercising more. Other commonalities include eating breakfast every day, weighing themselves at least once a week and watching fewer than 10 hours of TV a week. Myth #2: To lose weight you only need to eat less and exercise more While studies like the National Weight Control Registry show that people who lose weight successfully tend to change their eating habits and increase their exercise, that’s not the whole story. Other factors, like genetics, environment, emotional state and what types of food a person eats can also contribute. Some researchers argue that the common advice to just “count calories&rdq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized best way to lose weight best weight loss calories how to lose weight losing weight weight gain weight loss diet Source Type: news

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Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A high adiponectin level could predict an increase in FM% and a decrease in LBM% during a 3-year follow-up in PD patients. Serum adiponectin could not independently predict mortality in PD patients. PMID: 29674409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Peritoneal Dialysis International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Perit Dial Int Source Type: research
Abstract Supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) is already used for enantioseparation in the pharmaceutical industry, but it is rarely used for the separation of chiral pesticides. Comparing with high performence liquid chromatography, SFC uses much more environmnetal friendly and economic mobile phase, supercritical CO2 . In our work, the enantioseparation of an amide herbicide, napropamide, using three different polysaccharide-type chiral stationary phases (CSPs) in SFC was investigated. By studying the effect of different CSPs, organic modifiers, temperature, back-pressure regulator pressures, and flow rates ...
Source: Chirality - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Chirality Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Dose reduction strategies would increase ustekinumab efficiency in patients that achieve PASI 75 without psoriatic arthritis, diabetes mellitus, previous BT and concomitant treatment with conventional systemic drugs. PMID: 29676189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: High-risk drinkers may be unresponsive to anticipated regret manipulations as they do not regret post-alcohol "bad" experiences, and some regrets were associated with comparative optimism. Interventions may need to focus less on regret and aim to change risk perceptions. PMID: 29676652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
Abstract In this paper we propose an easy way to detect the glycated form of human serum albumin which is biomarker for several diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer. The detection platform is a label free impedimetric immunosensor, in which we used a monoclonal human serum albumin antibody as a bioreceptor and electrochemical impedance as a transducing method. The antibody was deposited onto a gold surface by simple physisorption technique. Bovine serum albumin was used as a blocking agent for non-specific binding interactions. Cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy were used for the char...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
Abstract When investigating the toxicological impact of aerosols using in vitro systems like cell cultures, it is essential to have a quantitative measurement of the chemicals that the cells are exposed to. Carbonyl compounds represent an important class of marker compounds for in vitro and in vivo exposure to different toxicological agents, including cigarette smoke (CS). A new LC-MS/MS method that quantifies eight of these analytes in aerosols trapped in phosphate-buffered saline solutions has been developed to measure exposure. During the method development phase, particular attention has been paid to the effic...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
In a recent article about the defects of the EHR in theHarvard Business Review, there was a passage that briefly but directly summarized many of the problems of current EHRs (see:To Combat Physician Burnout and Improve Care, Fix the Electronic Health Record). Note that the title of the article suggested that these EHR fixes were necessary in order to partly correct physician burn-out. Below is that passage:The EHR is a lot more than merely an electronic version of the patient ’s chart.It has also become the control panel for managing the clinical encounter through clinician order entry. Moreover, through billing and ...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Cost of Healthcare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Healthcare Business Healthcare Information Technology Hospital Executive Management Quality of Care Source Type: blogs
Conclusions Combined use of fluoroscopy and ultrasound guidance for TJKB yielded adequate tissue samples with fewer passes and a low rate of complications in high-risk patients with cirrhosis.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 April 2018 Source:The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Author(s): Srinivasan Beddhu, Tom Greene, Robert Boucher, William C Cushman, Guo Wei, Gregory Stoddard, Joachim H Ix, Michel Chonchol, Holly Kramer, Alfred K Cheung, Paul L Kimmel, Paul K Whelton, Glenn M Chertow Background Guidelines, including the 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association blood pressure guideline, recommend tighter control of systolic blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. However, it is unclear whether intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure increases the incidence of c...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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