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Teens with weight problems have a significantly increased risk of developing adulthood severe obesity or morbid, that is, the most extreme form of the disease, which often requires surgery and sometimes resulting in death.
A U.S. study, which followed 8834 people over 13 years, has concluded that the problems of overweight in young adulthood are associated with the development of this condition in its severest form, a risk that grows if a woman and even if you are of black ethnicity.
The research, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, took into account the weight measurements obtained by standard procedures and over time, a national volunteer-oriented study of adolescent health in the U.S… Participants were enrolled in 1996, when they were between 12 and 21 years.
The results, just presented in the journal JAMA, “show that in the time the study began, 79 adolescents (about 1%) had severe obesity, defined as a body mass index (measured relating kilograms to height) greater than 40. A normal weight corresponds to a rate of around 20. Among these young people, 60 of them (70.5%) remained morbidly obese after reaching adulthood.
In addition, during the study period, there were another 703 new cases of severe obesity, and researchers have found that these patients already had a body mass index higher during adolescence. Specifically, 37.1% of the volunteers had developed adolescent obesity morbid obesity to be around thirty. This figure rises to 51.3% in women and up to 52.4% in black women.
Before getting an espresso diet that may cause “rebound effect” (to win more of the lost at the end of the regime), we recommend you include in your diet foods that promote the elimination of toxins and fluids.
Because of its high water content, fiber and potassium and low in calories. It is best eaten raw to take advantage of its many nutrients, and opt for organic farming.
In addition to avoiding sugar decreases, it is proven that a balanced breakfast helps you lose weight, because it reduces anxiety and provides the nutrients needed to start the day, avoiding the urge to “snack” foods considered forbidden (sweets, cakes, etc. .)
Surely there are few foods that have the same importance in the kitchen such as garlic. And no wonder when we think of the thousand and one ways in which we can cook and benefit both of its properties and its taste. And the discovery of its health benefits is not new, as in the Egyptian papyri were already made with garlic recipes that were used to treat various ailments. But, what really are the benefits of garlic?
- First, it has great antibacterial properties, so that combat both fungi as bacteria and viruses and is also beneficial in case of animal bites.
- You can also lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
- If you have suffered atherosclerosis, garlic helps to reduce blockage of the arteries, thereby preventing many strokes.
- It also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it is highly recommended for all those diseases that cause inflammation. Prolonged use can help prevent certain cancers.
- Recently, some studies can be derived that may slightly increase the level of serotonin in the brain, one of the neurotransmitters responsible for our mood, which will help us fight stress and depression. Read the rest of this entry »
Legumes are a staple source of protein with moderate caloric intake, making them ideal for any diet. In addition, also contain high amounts of iron, even more than meat. These features have been recognized healthy place them in a balanced diet. Legumes can be eaten cold or warm, often constitute a unique dish because they are satiating. Complete with vegetables, provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidant substances.
For example, a preferred legumes are lentils, ideal ingredient to produce complete and nutritious recipes. The beans are a very interesting contribution of fiber. It is also possible to prepare salad with white beans or black. Peas are a perfect ingredient to deal with constipation. The recipe may be a cream of peas you can add spinach, mushrooms and Iberian palette.
The peanut is also a legume. Nor can we forget the garbanzo beans. Legumes have proved well suited as an ingredient in salads and purees. However, a problem of vegetables in general are causing gas, bloating and abdominal swelling. To avoid this, should finish the meal with a digestive tea such as chamomile.
We all know that fried foods are prepared in which most fat and produce more cholesterol. In short, nutritionists recommend avoiding cooking fried food is best to make Grilled, boiled or steamed. Fried foods are fatty foods, and caloric indigestible. However, it is possible to produce lighter fried home and make nutritious delight the whole family. It’s so easy to choose healthy ingredients, a good oil and follow some simple tips.
The fries are widespread because they are easy to prepare, can be taken as snacks, to accompany a dinner or even stop developing entrees, without excessive fat. The famous cakes prepared with ham, chicken, egg or cheese, can be healthier if we change other ingredients such as turkey, rice and vegetables, potatoes and mushrooms, peppers, spinach, carrots or any vegetable.
Add vegetables to the diet to replace animal ingredients, reduce the calorie content of many dishes and increase nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber. The selection of fried seafood (mussels, cod, shrimp) is more accurate to fry meat, they are a good source of quality protein and healthy fats rich in omega 3 fatty acids, in the case of blue fish.
The leaves are very good (breaded, stuffed with anchovies, with peppers or ham and cheese), fried cauliflower with white sauce or spinach pies. All these recipes can be prepared in fried but are much healthier. Read the rest of this entry »
On October 5 recalls the heroic act of Alkies Daniel Carrion, inoculated to immolate them the seeds of the Peruvian wart. This act shows the level of killing a doctor at the grave situation faced by workers who built the Central Railroad, victims of a disease whose cause was unknown.
Today, medicine has a role in prevention and promotion in all its branches. This is very important to understand because it is known that diseases have a clear social base on which the conditions at one side of the misery of the people exposed to sick from lack of proper sanitation, no water and sewer, essentially and low wages, malnutrition and overcrowding on the other hand the lack of information about health in general.
One of the most neglected branches of medicine is psychiatry, including mental health knowledge. That health is a whole, a total reality, you understand, didactically that there are two parts, the physical and mental, and the latter is the more ignorance.
That is why; on this day is fair and necessary to highlight the plight of mental health, which is the Peruvian people, which has been considered an epidemic by the WHO. True, it extends to everyone, but in our country is made more acute by the fact that there are physical ailments and add them and the mental deficiency in a large state in terms of budget for all health care in general and more limited in terms of mental health.
It is important, as demanded by the WHO to include mental health in the national health plan and be given all necessary resources to protect citizens.
This is an urgent task, because it is related to national development and especially the most important social capital, which is human health.
And on 7 April, World Day of Medicine, 2001, WHO dedicated it to disclose its report on the reality of mental health in the world, just and urgent it is to take on 5 October, day of national medicine, should be devoted to reflection on this issue so serious that we are living in XXI century. Society is important because the issues known, and suffer greatly and there is no adequate response from the state.
In its introductory paragraph, the Code of Ethics of the Medical College of Peru, clearly states that the physician can not remain indifferent to the reality of his patient, and the Hippocratic Oath, in one of his most important statements said … priming, I will not be new … first do no harm. That is, to be attentive to the patient’s problems and do no harm.
These vaccines will be dispensed in an orderly way in health and the priority groups to be immunized against the flu virus are those over 65, chronically ill, morbidly obese, pregnant women and health personnel and services to citizens, who will be called vaccinated by their family doctors to avoid crowds, according to the Andalusia Health Minister, Maria Jesus Montero.
Moreno has advanced to the flu this year is not expected to be particularly virulent and that the circulating virus is very similar to two seasons ago.
The time that is expected to produce the “peak epidemic” will be in early January and the vaccine to be dispensed from tomorrow will be trivalent, which protects against the H1N1 virus and against conventional strains A and B.
The flu hit last year to three per cent of the Andalusia population, prevalence higher than the previous season, which affected 847 of every 100,000 inhabitants.
The Minister stressed that Andalusia is one of the European regions with greater coverage against influenza, resulting in improved quality of life of citizens and a saving of between fifty and sixty percent of hospitalizations caused by this disease and prevent 80 percent of deaths resulting from complications caused by this disease, which last year were 89 deaths.
Montero has stressed that the vaccination campaign is not similar at all to the last year, which suffered “the distorting effect” of the H1N1 strain, against which were vaccinated only 18 percent of the population recommended.
Paraxial (called “dysphasia” if mild) is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to carry out skilled movements and gestures, despite having the desire and physical ability to do them. Paraxial is the result of dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres, especially the parietal lobe and may arise from many diseases or injury cerebral.Existen several kinds of paraxial that may occur alone or accompanied.
The most common is the or facial or dental, which shows the inability to make facial movements at will, and licking his lips, whistling, coughing or wink. Other types of paraxial include limbocinética paraxial (inability to make fine and precise movements with an arm or leg), idiomatic paraxial (inability to perform the proper movement in response to a verbal command), ideational paraxial (inability to coordinate activities with multiple, sequential movements, such as dressing, eating and bathing), the verbal paraxial (difficulty coordinating mouth movements and speech), the constructive paraxial (inability to copy, draw or construct simple figures) and paraxial coulometer (difficulty moving the eyes at will). Paraxial may be accompanied by a language disorder called aphasia. Corticobasal ganglion degeneration is a disease that causes a variety of types of paraxial, especially in older adults.
To stay in the right weight, it only matters what you eat, but how you eat and how food is distributed throughout the day.
The distribution of food throughout the day, we guarantee an adequate supply of nutrients. Do not skip breakfast ever. A proper breakfast provides the energy we need to start the day. It must contain a sufficient intake of carbohydrates like bread slow absorption.
Converting this bread toasted olive oil and tomato obtain a supply of healthy fats and vitamins and minerals. Proteins and calcium in a glass of milk supplement a balanced breakfast.
Breakfast is especially important in children since several studies found lower physical and intellectual performance in children who skip breakfast. Adults also need to start the day with a breakfast for optimal physical and intellectual performance.
Take something to avoid mid-morning we pass the hours before the meal hungry and cranky and we will perform better at our tasks. Also get less hungry at lunch with possibly eat less.
For this does not entail an excessive intake of calories it is best to choose a yogurt or a piece of fruit. The sugars in the fruit will we feel hungry in about an hour, so only choose them if we need this time for our lunch.
Begin the meal with a bowl of spoon. A soup, a light puree, gazpacho soup or stew or sing and comfort. That yes, the past, without sausage or bacon if we are overweight. A blue or white fish or lean meat cooked without oil are a good intake of proteins, which will complete with some vegetables, most fresh daily.
The water is not fattening either before or in the middle or after meals. Nature is wise and food “drink called” because the latter promotes the optimum consistency of food that we digest. But is not as bad as drinking excessively drink, still a good amount of one to two glasses with each meal.
Just like at midmorning, midafternoon, when dinner is still far away, we feel hungry. A glass of milk with a couple of crackers or a small roasted tomato, a piece of fruit or a yogurt are an excellent choice.
The light dinner avoids heavy digestions and sleep problems. Include foods rich in it in carbohydrates slowly absorbed as potatoes or pasta will facilitate our dream.
Your food choices can modulate their emotions and brain power, say experts. Perhaps the old saying you are right: the heart of man is attained through the belly.
The breads and other foods high in carbohydrates can make you smile, while fish and meat are high in protein may help get the maximum grade on a test, according to research suggesting that what we eat changes how we think and feel.
“You can manipulate your mood and mental acuity just by what you eat and when it does, and such effects can happen very quickly,” said Dr. Judith Wurtman, research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Managing Your Mind and Mood Through Food (Managing your mind and mood with food).
She and her husband, Dr. Richard Wurtman (also of MIT) have studied the relationship between food and mood during the past 30 years.
According to Wurtman, the news that carbohydrates can raise the spirits first emerged a dozen years ago, in studies conducted with women suffering from premenstrual syndrome.
“Eating carbohydrates have a profound and dramatic effect in improving mood,” said Wurtman. “I mean the anger, irritability, depression, difficulty concentrating and mental confusion. We find that such changes in mood could be reversed with carbohydrate-rich foods in about 30 minutes.”
Carbohydrates can do little to change serious clinical depression, but does seem to help battle the everyday sorrows small, he said. He noted that the reason could be simple: the body uses carbohydrates to manufacture serotonin, the main regulator of emotion in the brain. “The carbohydrates you eat and produce serotonin, the inconvenience of the moods that you may have can disappear, at least for a while,” he said.
However, there is a problem: eating a fatty food with carbohydrates makes the slower digestion and inhibits the response of welfare. “So if you really want to feel better, try carbohydrates, but something like a fat cereal for breakfast instead of a slice of bread smeared with [fatty] peanut butter,” Wurtman advised.
And what about protein? Wurtman noted that the science on it is a bit less solid.
“However, my husband discovered years ago that one of the amino acids in the protein, called tyrosine, it does increase the synthesis of two key chemicals in the brain, norepinephrine and dopamine, chemicals that we call the ‘brain alert’ he said. For this reason, Wurtman recommends high-protein diets for people who face long periods of mental effort, like preparing for an important exam. “These will help to replenish those chemicals in your brain,” he said.
The researcher noted that there are many myths about specific foods and their effects on emotions. The main myth is the supposed effect hiperactivante sugar.