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April 29, 2011
By Dr. Mercola
A decade ago, an American woman’s waist, on average, was close to two inches smaller than it is today. Eighteen year olds are 15 pounds heavier than they were in the 1970s.
One reason is federal subsidies for food production. Take a look at these numbers:
- Meat/Dairy — 73.8 percent
- Grains — 13.2 percent
- Sugar/Oil/Starch/Alcohol — 10.7 percent
- Nuts/Legumes — 1.9 percent
- Vegetables/Fruits — 0.4 percent
That’s right – just 1.9 percent for nuts and legumes and 0.4 percent for fruits and vegetables. As a result, a salad often costs you more than a Big Mac.
April 29, 2011
By Mike Adams
Dr. Edwin Mariman and his research team sought out to further understand the relationship between fat cell proteins and weight loss. Prior animal studies have shown that low-calorie diets rich in valuable nutrients are effective at maintaining proper bodily weight and lengthening life span.
In order to understand how it works in humans, the team investigated the subcutaneous fat cells of a group of obese people that followed a five-week calorie-restricted diet. Besides the fact that the average participant lost over 20 pounds, researchers discovered that six fat cell proteins in participants’ bodies had changed their composition throughout the course of the diet.
The significance of the discovery is that fat cell proteins instruct the body when and how to store fat. The composition change indicated that the low-calorie diet had actually restructured the proteins, signaling them to store less fat and to use it differently than before. Researchers believe the bodies of the study participants will now regulate themselves better, leading to better health and longer life.
According to researchers, being able to observe the marked changes in fat cell proteins will help verify the effectiveness of various methods of cutting calories to lose weight and gain better health.
April 29, 2011
Nicole Dorsey Straff
When you exercise, your brain releases a slew of feel-good chemicals that help you feel motivated, calm and inspired for life. So if you’re feeling stressed, tired or pissed off try our expert fitness moves that can put a smile back on your face. Pronto.Try these specific activities the next time you feel anxious or down-in-the-dumps!
MOOD: Stressed out or anxious
High-energy exercise, such as boxing and martial arts, provide an effective release of negative emotions. “To keep stress hormone levels under control, any exercise that’s aerobic, upbeat that stimulates circulation is excellent,” says Stephanie Vitorino, Group Fitness Manager for Equinox Fitness in Woodland Hills, CA. Studies show effective ways to reduce the stress hormone “cortisol” includes deep-breathing techniques, meditation and 30 minutes of any enjoyable and non-competitive aerobic activity, including kickboxing and indoor cycling.
What also helps:Try 30 to 60 minutes of mood-enhancing yoga or circuit training with weights that helps relax your body and mellow your mood.
MOOD: Fatigued or lethargic
A review of 12 studies on the connection between exercise and fatigue measured the amount of physical activity that participants were doing and how much fatigue the participants experienced. All studies found a direct link between reduced fatigue and more active exercise! You don’t need to run a marathon to pump up your stamina, says Vitorino. “Just 20 minutes of power walking, vigorous bike riding or dynamic rounds of yoga Sun Salutations can do wonders.” “Music wakes you up too, so create a go-to playlist of songs that propel you to exercise,” Vitorino says.
What also helps:The trick is to simply start exercising when you feel slow or sluggish. In extreme cases, start with moves where you can actually lie down, such as mat Pilates or sports stretching. Soon, you’ll progress to more intense activities.
MOOD: Unfocused or ill-at-ease
A bounty of evidence supports the claim that exercise improves your ability to think more clearly. Last year, Dr. Phillip Tomporowski, an exercise scientist at the University of Georgia, reviewed dozes of scientific papers that compared how a bout of exercise affects cognitive performance on various mental tasks and concentration. Dr. Tomporowski, and avid triathlete, narrowed down the optimal prescription to 20 to 30 minutes of aerobics such as power walking, running, and swimming. “A short bout of cardio is enough to unlock a mental block,” says Dr. Tomporowski. A lunchtime walk around the ‘hood, a kickboxing class or a game of tennis is beneficial.
What also helps: “Do something that actually focuses you to a particular task at hand, such as balance training with a BOSU or racquet sports for hand-eye coordination,” says Vitorino, the creator of the best-selling “Body Target 60″ DVD(amazon.com).
MOOD: Sad or melancholy
Treating the blues is as easy as lacing up your sneakers for a run or a walk around the track, say our experts. “Working out with an empathetic buddy or heading outside for a sunny sail or bike ride can battle a slump,” says Vitorino. Just 30 to 45 minutes of steady exercise–from elliptical training and stair climbing to karate and cross-country skiing–keeps the stress off your joints, and burns mega-calories. “When I’m too sad to exercise solo, I call a friend and go for a hike-connecting with nature is a great way to feel less miserable!” says Vitorino.
What also helps:Dance DVDs or a yoga class can also boost the blues. Vitorino says, “Tap into exercise variety and try something new, which will shake up your workouts and your body!”
MOOD: Unmotivated or sleepy
Researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center studied the beneficial effects of moderate-intensity activity on sleep quality, and found that the amount of exercise (more is better) and the time of day you exercise (earlier is better) are more important than the type of exercise. Head researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan, found that women who walked or biked at a moderate intensity for 30 minutes every morning (seven days per week) were less sleepy than those who exercised less. Conversely, women who performed evening exercises experienced no improvement in sleep onset or quality. So, do 30 minutes of moderate activity (where you’re breathing hard but not overdoing it) before noonevery day to fight ennui.
What also helps: “Moderate weight lifting also increases metabolism and boosts your mood,” Vitorino says. Exercise early and do something everyday to get happy, balanced and motivated for life!
April 29, 2011
By Ed Edelson
Higher blood levels of HDL cholesterol, the “good” kind that protects against heart disease, are also strongly associated with a lower risk of cancer, a new review of studies suggests.
“For about a 10-point increase of HDL, there is a reduced risk of cancer by about one third over an average follow-up of 4.5 years,” said Dr. Richard Karas, executive director of the Tufts Medical Center Molecular Cardiology Research Institute and lead author of a report in the June 22 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Those numbers come from an analysis of 24 randomized controlled trials, aimed at determining the effect on heart disease of lowering levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, through the use of statin drugs. The review singled out trials that also recorded the incidence of cancer among the participants.
The researchers report a 36 percent lower cancer rate for every 10 milligrams per liter (mg/dl) higher level of HDL. But while the relationship between higher HDL and lower cancer risk was independent of other cancer risk factors, such as smoking, obesity and age, Karas was careful to say the study does not prove cause and effect.
“We can say that higher levels of HDL are associated with a lower risk of cancer, but we can’t say that one causes the other,” he said.
Exactly so, said Dr. Jennifer Robinson, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, who wrote an accompanying editorial. High HDL levels may simply be a marker of the kind of good traits that reduce both cardiovascular and cancer risk, she said.
“People have a lot of characteristics that are all kind of interrelated,” she said. “They may not exercise, be obese and so on, and so have lower HDL than normal. The higher risk of cancer may have nothing to do with what HDL does.”
That’s a real possibility, Karas said, but he also mentioned some possible physical mechanisms that might give HDL cholesterol anti-cancer activity.
“HDL alters the function of the immune system, which looks for abnormal cells that may be cancerous or precancerous and attacks them,” he said. “It also has antioxidant properties, and there is a lot of interest in the role of antioxidants in reducing cancer risk.”
HDL cholesterol also has anti-inflammatory activity, which might act against cancer, Karas said. His laboratory is “starting to think” about experiments to test these various theories, he said.
April 28th, 2011
By: Kathleen Doheny
Long-term, regular use of vitamin E supplements appears to reduce the risk of chronic obstructive lung disease or COPD in women, according to a new study.
But men may not get the same benefit, according to another study. Both studies were presented this week at the American Thoracic Society international conference in New Orleans.
The risk reduction for women on vitamin E supplements was equal in people who smoked — the primary risk factor for getting COPD — and people who didn’t, says Anne Hermetet Agler, a PhD candidate at Cornell University and lead author of the study involving women.
”We saw a 10% reduction in risk,” she says. The women took 600 IU of vitamin E every other day. Of the effect, she says, “It is limited to just women.”
Vitamin E, an antioxidant, has been looked at as a lung disease preventive because it is thought to protect against free radicals, molecules that damage cells and one of the proposed processes by which lung disease is thought to develop. But previous research has found little or no effects of antioxidants on lung outcomes, Agler says. And other research has found increasing vitamin E may slightly increase lung cancer risk and other ill effects.
More than 16 million Americans have COPD, also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, according to the National Lung Health Education Program.
Vitamin E and Women’s COPD Risk
Agler and her co-researchers analyzed data that had already been gathered for the Women’s Health Study. The long-term research effort ended in 2004 and focused on what effects aspirin and vitamin E had in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer in nearly 40,000 women, age 45 and older.
During that study, women were randomly assigned to groups that took either 600 IU of vitamin E every other day, 100 milligrams of aspirin every other day, or placebo. None of the women had COPD at the start of the study.
During the nearly 10-year follow-up, there were 760 new reports of COPD in the vitamin E group and 846 in the placebo group, translating to a 10% risk reduction for the supplement group.
The effect held when Agler considered a number of other factors, including smoking status, age, and multivitamin use.
Even though the vitamin E reduced the overall risk of COPD in both smokers and nonsmokers, the current smokers were more than four times as likely as never smokers to get COPD, the researchers found.
Agler also looked at the effect of vitamin E on new diagnoses of asthma, but found little or no association.
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April 28th, 2011
By: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
The family of a Honolulu doctor whose signature appears on President Barack Obama’s birth certificate woke up to the news Wednesday that the late obstetrician had delivered Obama.
Relatives of Dr. David Sinclair told The Associated Press that they were “blown away” and “honored.”
So-called “birthers” have questioned Obama’s birthplace, espousing theories that he was not born in the U.S., possibly his father’s native Kenya, and therefore ineligible to be president.
Obama released a short form copy of his birth certificate in 2008. Recently, potential Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump began questioning why he hadn’t ensured that the original certificate was released.
On Wednesday, the White House released a copy of the original birth certificate.
Below Obama’s mother’s signature was one which appeared to read: “David. A. Sinclair.”
“It’s my husband’s signature,” said his widow, Ivalee Sinclair, 82, from her downtown Honolulu office. She held up a copy of the birth certificate she printed from the Internet and pointed to the signature, recognizing his familiar left-handed cursive.
Sinclair had an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Honolulu and delivered babies all over Hawaii when Obama was born in 1961, said his son Karl Sinclair, 55, of Kailua. The doctor retired in the late 1990s and died in 2003 at 81.
“What a shocker,” said Karl Sinclair, one of six children. “It’s amazing. I’m blown away by it, quite honestly.”
They found out because one of their relatives was awake at 3 a.m. watching the news and saw the signature, said Dawn Yoshimura-Sinclair, who is married to another Sinclair son, Dr. Brian Sinclair, a neuroradiologist.
“We can attest to the fact that it is indeed dad’s signature,” Yoshimura-Sinclair said. “It’s not a common name over here. There’s no confusion that it was dad.”
Ivalee Sinclair said her husband never discussed his patients and that delivering a black child born to a white mother wouldn’t be a detail he would focus on.
“He never would have brought anything like that up,” she said. “He delivered a lot of children. I have no idea how many.”
Relatives said while they previously never made the connection, looking back it makes sense because there were few obstetricians in Honolulu at the time.
“He never turned anyone away,” said Karl Sinclair’s wife, Julie Sinclair. “Whether they could pay or not.”
Born in Portland, Ore., Sinclair moved to Hawaii at 15 because his father was an engineer who helped build Wilson tunnel on Oahu. The doctor joined the military after hearing the Pearl Harbor bombing from his front lawn, Ivalee Sinclair said. He was an Army pilot and witnessed so much death during the war that he became a doctor so he could have a career focusing on giving life, family members said.
“I think he became a doctor because he was concerned about all the people who died in the war,” his widow said. “I think he wanted to do something to make up for that.”
Ivalee Sinclair met her future husband during trigonometry class at the University of Hawaii, where he enrolled after the war. He later went to medical school at the University of California at San Francisco, where he completed his residency.
Sinclair returned to Honolulu with his wife and children in 1960. He delivered babies mostly at what is now known as Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, just a couple miles from his home and where Obama was born.
Sinclair’s widow still lives in their English tudor which features a view of the Honolulu skyline and where the Sinclairs raised their six children. A shady avocado tree is planted next to plumeria flowers fronting the home that is listed on the state historic registry. A framed black-and-white portrait of the doctor and his family sits over the fireplace in the living room.
The Sinclair sons said they imagine he would be thrilled one of the babies he delivered grew up to be president.
“I’m just honored and proud of my father,” Karl Sinclair said.
“I think it’s great,” said Dr. Brian Sinclair, who pursued a career in medicine because of his father. “Hawaii was a very small place back then so I guess I’m not surprised.”
Brian Sinclair graduated from the same high school as Obama but didn’t know him personally. The Sinclair family includes Obama supporters and those who didn’t vote for him, they said.
The Sinclairs hope the birth certificate will end the speculation.
“It distracts from all the issues,” Ivalee Sinclair said.
“To me, the birth certificate doesn’t lie,” Karl Sinclair said. “I think that should put everything to bed.”
April 28th, 2011
By: Deborah Huso
If you’re among the many Americans who have been enduring weeks of bitter cold and snowstorms, here’s a thought that may help you get through the winter a little easier: increasing exposure to cold temperatures could increase weight loss.
A recently published article in Obesity Reviews presents evidence gathered from Dr. Fiona Johnson of the University College London and her colleagues supporting the theory that higher indoor temperatures and reduced exposure to cold may be a contributor to rising obesity rates.
Researchers believe that cooler external temperatures force our bodies to burn more energy to keep warm.
“By lowering the room temperature you can increase the speed of weight loss,” Dr. Eric Braverman, author of “The Younger (Sexier) You,” told AOL Health. “For those looking to lose weight, it can be an additional strategy for added impact.” He adds that it should not be the only strategy, however.
According to Braverman, decreased temperatures have been shown to burn brown fat in the body. Brown fat, or stored calories, responds to mild cold and burns energy to create heat. “The cold actually helps activate the brown fat burning process,” explains Braverman.
Studies have shown that obese individuals have less brown fat than skinny people. But brown fat loses its effectiveness in burning energy if it’s not used and exposed to cooler temperatures.
Johnson and her team documented that household heating rates have increased in the United Kingdom as well as the United States over the last decade. In addition, people are not only turning up their thermostats a degree or two, but they’re leaving them turned up all the time, not even turning them down at bedtime.
People are also spending less time outdoors. This, combined with the higher indoor temperatures, means most people are probably not exposed to the most effective level of cold for fat burning. So people are using less energy to maintain their body temperatures, and without that exposure to cold, humans seem to lose some of their ability to warm up on their own.
That doesn’t mean if you turn down your thermostat you’ll lose five pounds. Cutting the heat might tempt you to put on extra layers and eat more, but evidence suggests that even adding a sweater and snacking on a sandwich will not completely cancel out the potentail fat-burning effects of cold exposure.
Johnson told Discovery News evidence is still lacking. Researchers do not know how cold a person would have to be for what period of time in order for these effects to take place.
Barverman thinks Johnson’s team may be onto something, however. “The Southern belt is much more obese than the Northern belt in America,” he says, adding he believes the exposure to cold may play a role.