Do “weekend warriors” reap the full benefits of exercise? – CBS News

Do “weekend warriors” reap the full benefits of exercise?

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. Even people who get less exercise than recommended have less risk than folks who don’t break a sweat at all.

The JAMA Internal Medicine article…

Association of Leisure Time Physical Activity With Risk for Mortality

Question What are the associations of physical activity patterns with mortality? Findings This pooled analysis of population-based surveys included 63 591 adult respondents.

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Children who drink full-fat milk end up slimmer than those on skimmed | Telegraph UK

Via Nina Teicholz on FaceBook I learned…

Children who drink full-fat milk end up slimmer than those on skimmed

But in 2009, the FSA warned that children were now consuming so much fat that it was clogging their arteries. Parents are now advised to switch their children to semi-skimmed milk from the age of two. The new research suggests such efforts could be counter-productive.

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Should we eat more carbs or less carbs or more fat or what | Never Too Curious

Should we eat more carbs or less carbs or more fat or what

When it comes to macronutrient balance, diet fads simply can’t seem to agree. As Norman Swan writes in the latest COSMOS , new evidence from mouse studies suggests “bread and potatoes have been unfairly demonised.” “In the 1980s when public health researchers demonised fat, they didn’t foresee that we’d trade fats for unlimited sugar and fructose and bowls of white rice or pasta.

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Doctors Reveal Their Most Recommended Weight-Loss Programs

As I mentioned here somewhere last summer my doctor recommened that I go on the “Dash Diet” onstensivly to help me get my blood pressure under control (and take a vitamin D supplement since my vitamin D level was low). Talking about the overhyped “Gluten-Free” craze on FaceBook and my other blog this past week and what doctors might say about going “gluten free” I wondered what were doctors really recommending in the ways of diets.

This news story (it a news story, NOT a report on a scientifically design meta analysis) from 2014 had a ranking list from the survey that was conducted:

  1. Weight Watchers
  2. South Beach Diet
  3. Dash For Health
  4. Jenny Craig
  5. Nutrisystem

All of these diets are really about just getting a conscious handle and control on your overall calorie consumption. The South Beach Diet may tilt a little towards to HCLF and Atkins end of the spectrum where the Dash For Health diet leans toward removing excess salt (sodium) form our diets but they are all still clustered close around the idea of overall calorie consumption control. They are all about achieving a balance.

I do want to say that none of the diets on the top of this list are about reducing or cutting out gluten. The only people who need to do that are the 1% of the population that suffer from celiac diesease and the -1% that may actually suffer from NCGS (see my RationallyThinkingOutLoud blog post)

Doctors Reveal Their Most Recommended Weight-Loss Programs

The Daily Meal announced its latest report, 12 Best and Worst Weight-Loss Programs According to the Experts, in partnership with Everyday Health and MedPage Today. Tapping into the MedPage Today audience of healthcare professionals, The Daily Meal surveyed nearly 1,000 physicians, clinicians, dietitians, and nurse practitioners, to determine which commercial weight-loss diets are recommended and which ones should be avoided.

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[Video] ‘Gym Wildlife’ Parody Is Painfully Accurate

The ‘Gym Wildlife’ Parody Trolls Everyone Who’s Ever Set Foot In A Gym

Subscribe to UPROXX This testosterone-filled gem from the BDC (the Buff Dudes Channel) stands as an accurate parody of gym culture. In fact, for anyone who’s set foot in a gym, the faux-documentary is painfully perceptive. From the opening lines – “The Gym.

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Is Sugar Killing Us? – WSJ

Is Sugar Killing Us?

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Experts warn that it may have an outsize role in causing obesity and diabetes-thus increasing the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease At the risk of being a Grinch, the Christmas season is a pretty good time to consider the possibility that sugar is killing us.

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Victory For Teicholz In Battle Of Butter |


By Marika Sboros US investigative journalist Nina Teicholz calls it “a victory for science.” South African scientist Tim Noakes says it proves that one person can “change the world.” I say it’s a decisive defeat for medical, scientific and dietetic establishments in their ongoing war against the critics.

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The Exercise Myth | James Fell Body For Wife

“For years I’ve extolled the virtues of exercise as a way to control your eating behaviors and sculpt your physique into something that looks great and performs amazing feats. And I have been wrong.” — James Fell

The Exercise Myth

Even though I smelled bad enough to knock a buzzard off a gut pile, the people in the medical tent of the 2013 Victoria Marathon were kind and caring. One paramedic even let me use his cell to make a long-distance call to my wife, who was watching via Internet…

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Americans Blame Obesity on Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic – The New York Times

Via NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists

Obesity affects one third of Americans. And even though research proves it is caused by interactions between the environment and genetics, three-quarters of a new survey’s participants still think it results from a lack of willpower. “It’s frustrating to see doctors and the general public stigmatize patients with obesity and blame these patients, ascribing attributes of laziness or lack of willpower,” says obesity researcher Donna Ryan. “We would never treat patients with alcoholism or any chronic disease this way.”

Americans Blame Obesity on Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic

Americans believe that obesity is the biggest health threat in the nation today – bigger even than cancer. But though scientific research shows that diet and exercise are insufficient solutions, a large majority say fat people should be able to summon the willpower to lose weight on their own.

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