Diet and weight loss did not prevent heart attacks and strokes in overweight and obese people with Type 2 diabetes.
Win the raffle, get in vitro.
Can eating fruits and vegetables make you happy?
Another pilot program failure: “Shared savings” doesn’t work.
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The more I read about weight loss schemes the more skeptical I become. Despite the claims of many obesity experts, weight gain (loss) is about inputs versus outputs. You don’t need a fancy machine to measure whether these are in balance; your bathroom scales will work just fine.
I used to weigh nearly 30 pounds more than I currently weigh. I cut my alcohol consumption, cut the carbs I eat and boosted my trips to the gym. Ice cream doesn’t enter my house; although heavy cream for coffee does. I don’t order desert at restaurants or eat it at home. Doing so would mean I would have to forgo eating other things on my place. People just need to figure out a healthy lifestyle and stick to it. It’s really not difficult.
“Win the raffle, get in vitro.”
I don’t see a real ethical problem with raffling off IVF treatments… I don’t think anybody believes this is the ideal way to bear a child, but what are you going to do?
Raffling off IVF treatments is like hiding a cupcake from a diabetic. Someone will win and someone else will lose.
i agree with studebaker that fad diets don’t necessarily work, but this article seems to posit that cutting weight by any means-whether crash dieting or healthy lifestyle changes- doesn’t do much in reducing risk of heart disease.
I increasingly believe that we know next to nothing about heart care, and are only perpetuating myths and statistical outliers.
“Can eating fruits and vegetables make you happy?”
Not if they’re in your school lunch. Then you just protest.
Lower healthcare cost through personal responsibility!
The group assigned to diet and exercise ended up with about the same levels of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar as those in the control group, but the dieters used fewer medications.
“That may be the choice we are highlighting,” Dr. Nathan said. “You can take more medications — and more, I should say, expensive medications — or you can chose a lifestyle intervention and use fewer drugs and come to the same cardiovascular disease risk.”
That in vitro story was honestly one of the weirdest stories I’ve read in a while… it just rubbed me the wrong way.
Oh Robert, you always make me chuckle.
“What do we want?!”
“Calorie-saturated school lunches!”
“When do we want it?!”
… well you get the idea.
Makes sense. It’s all in your head though…I believe. When you know you are doing something good to your body and that you are going to get something good out of it, your mood just changes and you see things from a more positive perspective, I think. I hear this all the time from people that work out in the mornings. They tell me they do it because they feel “pumped” to go to work afterwards, and they are in a better mood overall. This is because they know they are doing something good to themselves. Same thing with eating habits. When you have a good eating habit, you are aware of it and know that this is going to help you lose weight or help you get in better shape, so you are just positive and optimistic about it…that would make me happy too.
I find the in vitro article fantastic. That clinic in Melville is doing a great job, not only at bringing some kind of comfort to these women with difficulties to conceive, but also at letting other women know that it’s ok if they are in similar situations, and that there is people out there willing to help them start a family, for free. Beautiful. The raffle part…well…sounds good when you have so many people fighting for the same thing. Easy way to find a lucky winner.
It makes me wonder if poor health and obesity can be caused by the some 3rd factor.
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