January 17, 2020 Atis

When looking at the obesity epidemic around the world, one thing becomes clear: it is complicated! For years we have been told to eat less and exercise more. And while that is good, healthy advice, it doesn’t seem to be curing the epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, obesity has doubled since 1980. Worldwide in 2014, 1.9 billion adults were overweight. [ref] There have been several interesting studies linking obesity to a viral infection, specifically an adenovirus. Adenovirus is a family of viruses with many different species causing a variety of symptoms in humans as well as other animal…

January 16, 2020 Atis

Obesity is a condition which is abnormal for any human from his normal body condition. An increase in the fat content from the normal level will effect this disease. This is now-a-days spreading to many people all around the world, even though it is not an infectious disease like other viruses that we might have seen these days. This may arise due to heavy calorie food irregularly taken in.. There may be many definitions explaining the in-depth meaning of obesity but here we can say in a very simple way like as follows: “Obesity is that condition that comes out…

January 15, 2020 Atis

There are a lot of different opinions and strong emotions when it comes to the topic of obesity and weight loss. This article is simply another opinion about obesity in America. By writing this article, I am not trying to convince anyone of anything; I’m just trying to give you something to think about — perhaps a new idea.The statistics regarding obesity in America are alarming. Currently, 35 percent of American adults are obese (CDC, 2012), and that number is projected to rise to over 50 percent in most states by 2030 (Henry, 2011). We’ve been fighting the so-called “war…

January 14, 2020 Atis

Type 2 diabetes is very closely associated with weight, with over 90% of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics above their ideal weight. Being overweight can hurt your confidence, and getting back to a healthy weight can seem like a never-ending challenge. Losing some weight could both prevent you from developing diabetes, or help you to better manage your condition if you have already been diagnosed with diabetes. First things first – weigh yourself First off, work out how overweight you actually are. For many people, weighing yourself is the first step to weighing less. Most people will have an intuitive…

January 13, 2020 Atis

The average American is getting shorter and fatter, and on the verge of matching the medical definition for obesity, according to a report this week from the Centers for Disease Control. The six new drugs to treat obesity set to release in the U.S. by 2026 can’t come soon enough. These weight-loss drugs could improve drastically upon current medication and have the potential to spur a major leap forward in treating obesity as a disease. “Y’all better buckle up because things are about to change. The world is about to change,” said Dr. Harold Bays, the medical director and president…

January 12, 2020 Atis

Like most people, Kevin Hall used to think the reason people get fat is simple.”Why don’t they just eat less and exercise more?” he remembers thinking. Trained as a physicist, the calories-in-vs.-calories-burned equation for weight loss always made sense to him. But then his own research–and the contestants on a smash reality-TV show–proved him wrong.Weight Loss GuideHall, a scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), started watching The Biggest Loser a few years ago on the recommendation of a friend. “I saw these folks stepping on scales, and they lost 20 lb. in a week,” he says. On the…

January 11, 2020 Atis

Clockwise from top left: R.C. Binstock dropped 55 pounds with the help of drugs; Scott Goldshine lost 75 pounds, also with the assistance of drugs; Andrea Gardner is looking to keep off the weight she loses; and Elias Elias found a drug that worked, then didn’t.Credit…Clockwise: Kayana Szymczak for The New York Times. George Etheredge for The New York Times. Kayana Szymczak for The New York Times. Kayana Szymczak for The New York TimesDr. Frank Sacks, a professor of nutrition at Harvard, likes to challenge his audience when he gives lectures on obesity.“If you want to make a great discovery,”…

January 10, 2020 Atis

Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight. Published in the heart journal Europace, the researchers found that a 10% loss in weight along with management of associated risk factors, can reverse the progression of the disease. They studied 355 overweight or obese people who lost varying amounts of weight. The research was led by the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). “This is the first…

January 9, 2020 Atis

Find resources and information related to definition of overweight and obesity, statistics, related organizations including the Weight-control Information Network, and the National Weight Control Registry. Utilize these tools and resources for lifelong weight management. Includes links to BMI calculators, portion quiz, behavior modification guides, tip sheets, and more. Some materials are available in Spanish. Find national guidelines on assessing and treating overweight and obesity as well as statistics and definitions. Includes reports from government, health and educational groups. Are the claims too good to be true? Find educational materials for evaluating claims and finding healthy guidance. DHHS, NIH, National Institute…

January 8, 2020 Atis

When it comes to losing weight, many people think that the sooner the better. If you have this idea, then it is wrong, even very dangerous. Although there are many fast weight loss pills on the market, they all have side effects, Even harmful to our body! What are the consequences of unsafe diet pills? Insomnia: Many people who take diet pills can cause insomnia and even hallucinations. This is because some of the diet pills contain amphetamines, which can cause us to become dependent, leading to emotional instability and other consequences. Frequent urination: We often hear such complaints. Why…

January 7, 2020 Atis

What is obesity? The definition of obesity varies depending on what one reads, but in general, it is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount body fat. A certain amount of body fat is necessary for storing energy, heat insulation, shock absorption, and other functions. The normal amount of body fat (expressed as percentage of body fat) is between 25-30% in women and 18-23% in men. Women with over 30% body fat and men with over 25% body fat are considered obese. Defining Overweight and Obesity Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater…

January 6, 2020 Atis

This week, Jane Brody, a health columnist at the New York Times, wrote an article about obesity – Many Fronts in Fighting Obesity. She addressed many issues that in fact play a role in one’s ability to win the battle with weight loss: Caloric consumption Portion control The use of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup Eating home-cooked meals less frequently A misunderstanding of fat, sugar and caloric content of foods Evolution’s impact on caloric consumption The impact of one’s willpower on weight loss Concerning the last bullet, Brody writes the following: Willpower rarely helps people who struggle with their weight….