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Diet guru’s scolded for his bogus weight loss tricks

18 Jun

We all oved Dr. Oz in the beginning – he was bringing new and interesting health information about our heart and general health but then he turned on us by making us feel fat when we are not even at by focussing of weight loss and coming up with bizarre weight loss tactics that he shared consistently. Definitely too much. It became like a cheap trick. I hope this talking to will get him back on track with more interesting information. We are not cookie cutter being we are individual and not everyone was made to be thin. Dr. Oz lost me a long time as a viewer because I was tired of hearing about another diet plan.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor who frequently extols weight-loss products on his syndicated television show, got a harsh scolding from several senators on Tuesday at a hearing about bogus diet product ads.

Oz was held up as the power driving many of the fraudulent ads, even as he argued he was himself the victim of the scammers. The hearing is a follow-up to the Federal Trade Commission’s crackdown last January against fake diet products.
“I don’t get why you need to say this stuff because you know it’s not true,” Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat who chairs a Senate subcommittee on consumer protection, said at the hearing. “So why, when you have this amazing megaphone…why would you cheapen your show by saying things like that?” Senator Scolds Dr. Oz Over Weight-Loss Products.
Oz plays a role in perpetuating scams, McCaskill said.

“When you feature a product on your show it creates what has become known as the ‘Dr. Oz Effect’ — dramatically boosting sales and driving scam artists to pop up overnight using false and deceptive ads to sell questionable products,’ she said.

“While I understand that your message is occasionally focused on basics like healthy eating and exercise, I am concerned that you are melding medical advice, news, and entertainment in a way that harms consumers.”

How to get more legume in your diet

26 Sep

“The message from this cohort is that elderly adults who maintain a lower BMI [body mass index] by following a healthy lifestyle pattern – lower meat consumption, higher consumption of plant foods, higher physical activity levels – will live longer,” says Pramil Singh, an epidemiologist at Loma Linda University and lead author of the new study, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Even a small amount of weight gain (2.6 km) can adversely affect your health

This seemingly small amount of weight gain is sufficient to adversely affect health,” Dr. Lee said. She also noted that “preventing weight gain is preferable to treating overweight and obesity because of the limited sustainability of weight loss.”

Only 13 per cent of study participants maintained the same weight and same body-mass index during the study period. Their distinguishing characteristic was that they expended physical effort that totalled at least 21 metabolic equivalent (MET) hours per week – which translates into about 60 minutes of brisk physical activity daily.

New Research raise alarm of increasing number of boys with eating disorders

20 Nov

esearchers  at Weslyan University are finding that boys and girls are equally conscious about their weight and are trying to lose weight by eating less, purging and exercising vigorously to become thin and remain thin.

While eating less, purging and exercising to stay slim are still largely the preoccupations of teenage girls, teenage boys are increasingly following suit, a sweeping new U.S. study has found.Researchers at Middleton University in Conn. discovered over a 5 year study of adolescent boys and girls found that between 1995 and 2005, 54 per cent of girls in their study reported they dieted, while 10 per cent said they used diet products, eight per cent admitted to purging, 67 per cent exercised, and 43 per cent exercised vigorously to lose weight.The research  also found that  Caucasian followed by Hispanic girls were the most likely to purge and use diet products to get thin. Black girls had a more flexible view of their bodies and seemedo make whatever body type they have work for them.  Caucasian boys were least likely to use diet drugs while Hispanic males were the most likely to be preoccupied with  their weight.“Considering that males have negative attitudes toward treatment-seeking and are less likely than females to seek treatment, efforts should be made to increase awareness of eating disorder symptomatology in male adolescents, and future prevention efforts should target male as well as female adolescents,” the authors say.The researchers studied data from 1995 to 2005 gleaned by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via a biennial survey of high-school students in grades nine to 12. The data were self-reported, with students categorizing themselves as “white,” “black” or “Hispanic” in questionnaires.

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