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  • Sumanta 6:35 PM on July 30, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , Obesity, program,   

    Which weight loss program to choose? 

    Once you have made up your mind to go for weight loss, next thing that will possibly come to your mind is which weight loss program to choose. Today weight loss programs make up a huge business and plenty of such websites are found online. Weight loss programs range from herbal medications to gym equipment to a lot more.

    And simultaneously most such campaigners will give you guarantee to decrease your weight in certain number of days or to give your money back if you don’t loss weight. Now the question is how safe are these products for your health. To make sure consult with a healthcare provider before going for particular products.

    However, you should know that, its not wise to suddenly loss huge amount of body weight by fasting etc. Gradual weight loss with good lifestyle changes is the ideal thing to do.

    Joining a weight loss program and spending huge amount of money for that is always not necessary. Proper knowledge about good lifestyle changes and dietary habits and sticking to them as much as possible is helpful.

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    • Paul Vandyken 2:07 PM on October 17, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey Dr. Sumanata,
      I was on the hunt for weight loss programs today and found this on your website.
      Thank you for this informative article. I will use some of its points to complete a new writing on my fitness blog.
      Again, thank you for this article!

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      • Dr. Sumanta Saha 8:48 AM on October 18, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hello Mr. Paul.
        You are most welcome to this blog.
        I am glad to know that the post served as the fuel to ignite your thought process for your new writing.
        Good luck!

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    • smithwilliamsw 2:35 PM on September 25, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great post. Here i found useful information about how to choose weight loss program
      Weight control center of Minnesota

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  • Sumanta 12:47 PM on November 4, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: Advertisement, , , Obesity   

    Reduce ads, protect children from obesity 

    Childhood obesity is a widely discussed topic among doctors since these can predispose a child to various diseases like diabetes, heart disease etc. as they grow up and eventually affecting their adult life. Not all childhood obesity are attributed to heredity or family history. Mostly they are due to excessive consumption of high calorie foods rich in saturated fat, trans fat, sugar etc. In today’s discussion we will try to see what is contributing in their increasingly high caloric intake.

    Informed parents will always try to protect their children from bad food products. But parents who lack the necessary information may not be able to decide what type of food they should give less. But it’s not always the parents fault. Have you ever tried to notice how lucrative are advertisements of food commodities high in sugar, salt and bad fats are? The current day advertisement culture and their stunning presentation make even adults believe that those are essential for healthy living so, it’s quite obvious children will fall prey to those classifieds.

    The above scenario is common to most parts of the world while in the developing world it will probably have another point added to it that is adulteration. In developing nations the opportunity of adulteration is much higher than developed countries since food authorities are either reluctant about the quality of food or notoriously corrupt. If you taste a same brand’s soft drink in US and then taste it in a developing country you may appreciate the difference. They taste bizarre and toxic in poor nations, however companies seem to attempt masking those taste imperfections by making those drinks highly sugary along with the beautiful ads by the celebrities. Young minds tend to float first, when they see their favorite actor or actresses consuming those drinks in the ads.

    Recently international health organisations also urged about effects of these stunning ads of unhealthy food products on children. Ads may be of smoking or of such high calorie foods are needed to be controlled in stricter manner to protect our future generations, other wise we will have the world overburdened with obesity, diabetes, stroke,heart disease, cancer etc. We are already having millions affected by this decade and let’s not allow this toll to rise. Even may governments don’t take appropriate steps we need to be informed and protect ourselves. So share this information with your close near and dear ones and contribute to health of our future generations, may be silently. Your whisper can make their health roar with happiness, someday!

    English: McDonald's patron, 2006.

    English: McDonald’s patron, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Please cross check information from other sources too. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. References: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_137937.html

     
  • Sumanta 8:18 PM on November 2, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: Ageing, , , Obesity,   

    Benefits of obesity 

    Obesity is frequently blamed for various health ailments. Obesity also makes the obese people sad because they are commonly criticized for their excessive weight. However, there are few benefits of being obese, health wise. Here we will look into two such health related benefits that an obese individual may have by being obese.

    First, in osteoporosis, people with higher body mass index (which includes overweight, obese) are less likely to develop the disease. Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the bone density and mass reduces and makes bones prone to fractures. Underweight individuals are more prone to develop this disease.

    Second, in diabetes, according to a recent finding, obese old  people with diabetes have lower death rate than their less weight counterparts. The reason is yet not understood.

    Read the excerpt:

    Death rates in those with type 2 diabetes, however, were lower among obese patients compared to normal-weight patients. But this survival benefit was seen only among the oldest patients while the youngest obese patients had a higher risk of dying, the researchers reported.

    For overweight and obese diabetic patients aged 67 and older, the risk of dying was between 18 and 25 percent lower compared to diabetic patients with a normal weight, the study found.

    Although the study found associations between being older and having a lower death risk among diabetes patients, it did not establish a cause-and-effect relationship.

    via Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?: MedlinePlus.

    Nevertheless, obesity is probably not encouregeable, since the adverse points of it outnumbers its benefits. Obesity is related stroke, heart attacks, high blood lipids, hypertension and so on.

    You may share your opinions below in the comments section. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: link1, link2

     
  • Sumanta 8:02 AM on September 24, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , Cancer prevention, Endometrium, , Glycemic index, , Obesity, , ,   

    Endometrial cancer prevention 

    Recent reports show, about 60 per cent of endometrial cancer cases are preventable, which is no doubt an interesting and surprising news. Before looking into the issue in detail let’s know what is an endometrial cancer is. Endometrial cancer, is a cancer of endometrium. Endometrium is the innermost  lining of uterus. When this lining is affected by cancer, we refer it as an endometrial cancer.

    Now coming back to our discussion. There are two body hormones, which are related to endometrial cancer, namely estrogen and insulin. If their levels in blood rise the risk of cancer rises. Excessive body fat rises the formation of excess estrogen therefore contributing in occurrence of the cancer. On the other hand, excess diet with high glycaemic index like highly sugary diets can increase the cancer risk too. The combined effects may rise estrogen and insulin levels in blood and cause cancer.

    Henceforth, efforts to decrease the body fat and high sugary diets, may aid in reducing the risk of cancer. In addition, consuming coffee may be beneficial, since coffee is rich in antioxidants, which too are said to provide some sort of cancer protection.

    Uterus and uterine tubes.

    You may share your opinions below in the comments section. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_140561.html

     
  • Sumanta 7:37 AM on September 15, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: Calorie, , , Football, , Junk food, , Obesity, Sports,   

    Obesity in football fans 

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    Did you ever wonder how sports fans can become fat? Here is something very interesting for sports loving people. Recent studies show that football lovers tend to eat a lot of high calorie sugary-junk food when the team they support loss the match. This is so probably because the fans want to heal their pain of loss by means of eating a lot of junk food. Therefore, such fans of teams which loss matches regularly are more prone to the risk of gaining weight, and this may lead to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure etc. May a time come when simply by seeing the number of obese fans a team has in the football stadium gallery, one can predict how frequently that specific team football losses a match. Similarly, this should encourage football team coaches and players to win the matches rather than frequent losses, to keep their fans healthy, by keeping them away from such junk food habits.

    However, such high calorie diet consumption is probably not related to football team fans of the losing team only. In many other depressing instances too, like after getting a bad score in exams few people are prompted to eat such junk food in huge amounts, may be studies in future will unfold if such is also true and relevant.

    You may share your opinions below in the comments section. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: link
     
  • Sumanta 8:41 AM on September 9, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , Obesity, , ,   

    Fecal therapy to treat obesity 

    Today, we will glance to something new about obesity. This stubborn problem seems like never solvable and many million dollar industries run all around the world just because of this one health problem. Currently in the market following are available- exercise tips and tools, slimming oil, slimming tea, slimming surgeries, slimming capsules and lot more.

    But something which is yet not available and may be introduced in future is probably stool transplant therapy. If you are wondering about what is that, here are some hints- doctor’s will take some of the faeces from a thin person and will introduce it into the gut of a fat person. Such may be done because, gut bacteria of a fat person is also alleged for his/her fatness. However, it’s not important immediately wether you are ready to take another person’s poop in your body or not, since the experiment is still in the level of mice in the laboratory, so it may take some time to finally get approved for humans, if at all it gets approval. In labs, mice received stool transplant from thin individuals and were fed with all sort of unhealthy junk food, but they didn’t become obese. It seems that thin people have good bacteria in their gut which are more efficient in handling body fat. Well, if you are obese you may have the right now to feel jealous on a thin guy eating in front of you, your favourite junk diets but gains little pounds just merely because of harbouring some good microbes.

    Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) wit...

    For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_140393.html
     
  • Sumanta 11:02 AM on August 28, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , Obesity, , Weight Management,   

    Pregnancy & weight control 

    In this era there are talks related to obesity of various types adult obesity, childhood obesity, teenage obesity etc. One interesting form is pregnancy related obesity. Obviously gaining some amount of weight during pregnancy months is natural but too much of it may not be good too. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can cause various problems in to the mother and baby. Mother may get a complication called preeclampsia, in which blood pressure is higher than normal and also proteins get excreted via urine. Furthermore the mother may continue to be obese even after the pregnancy is over and may have to deal with its own consequences. On the other hand the baby will be more prone to develop childhood obesity. Therefore a good control on mothers weight during pregnancy is essential. For better control of body weight latest studies suggest to stay active throughout the day. In literate world today pregnancy is honored and overvalued and which probably leads to over-care. In common mans dictionary good care mostly equates a plenty of bed rest although that may not hold true every time.

    Henceforth, trying to maintaining an active lifestyle throughout the pregnancy months may be the most wise step to have a good control over body weight. Finally check out with your health care provider how much activity is appropriate for you.

    What scientists call "Overweight" ch...

    What scientists call “Overweight” changes with our knowledge of human health

    Please cross check information from other sources too. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. References: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_140031.html

     
  • Sumanta 7:12 AM on August 9, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , Obesity,   

    Childhood obesity may increase risk of asthma 

    English: McDonald's patron, 2006.

    English: McDonald’s patron, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Many children with sedentary type of lifestyle and fast food diet are overwhelmingly gaining extra chunks of fat in their waist line and increasing their body mass index. Not all parents seem to be concerned about it, since they don’t want to deprive their child from their favorite fast foods and computer games. But childhood obesity might be an alarm for future development of diabetes, heart disease etc.

    Interestingly, new information in medical science suggests that overweight and obese child are prone to develop asthma and the chance is more than that of children with normal body mass index. This means that even your child may be growing up in an air pollution free and mite free place, asthma risks still persist by other means and in this instance it’s excessive body weight.

    Therefore, parents may take their child’s body weight seriously and talk to their health care provider for possible solutions.

    References-http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_139536.html

     
  • Sumanta 8:47 AM on July 14, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , Drink Water, , , Obesity, ,   

    Water drinking and body weight control 

    List a range of activities you know, which are used to decrease body weight, before reading the post and try listing them and then check with the list provided below-

    1. Dietary changes
    2. Regular exercise
    3. Slimming tea
    4. Slimming pills
    5. Fat losing surgeries
    6. Sleeping hours modification

    Share if you have more in your list. However, none  would have listed water drinking as a method of weight loss. Actually studies have shown that water drinking can help control our body weight and avoid obesity and its complications. Possible ways may be like- water decrease hunger urge and we eat less. Another school of explanation is water itself extracts some amount of calories from our body and help reducing our calorie burden.

    While counting our daily water intake many of us tend to increase the count by adding various sweetened beverages like soft drinks. It’s noteworthy that such sweetened drinks instead will increase our body weight and make us more prone to diabetes like illnesses, since they contain a high amount of energy. So cutting down their consumption may be a wise and economically cheap investment for our health. On the other hand less water drinkers are prone to other health problems like kidney stones.

    Said the above although one shouldn’t take water drinking habits to an overhydration situation by consuming excessive water voluntarily in one go to reduce weight. It’s good to consume the required amount of water only. Water consumption requirement varies between two individuals based on their age, sex, physical exertion, perspiration etc. For best advices you may consult your healthcare provider to know appropriate water requirement for your body since there are health conditions which may limit an individual’s water consumption.

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    For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider.   Please cross check information from other sources too.

    Reference:

    1. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2013/06/26/ajcn.112.055061,
    2. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283
     
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  • Sumanta 7:09 AM on July 8, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , Autism & bacteria, , , , Memory & reading, Obesity, , Teen   

    Obesity, sleep and exercise; Autism and bacteria; Memory improvement 

    Back with teenage obesity talk again. New links are unfolding between the number of sleep hours and type of food choice. Adolescents who sleep for fewer hours than required tend to choose more fast foods whereas, those who sleep plentiful make healthier food choice. And it’s worth noting that eating a lot of high calorie fast food directly increases body weight. American Academy of Pediatrics recommends teens to get a sleep of 9-10 hours nightly. So teens may rethink how they can sleep more, may be watching less TV at night or cutting some of those late night parties.

    Moving forward with obesity talk, have you ever wondered why or how exercise may be related to decrease in weight loss. Yes exercise burn calories, but there is something more too. Recently a small study revealed that after strenuous exercises our appetite decrease therefore, we consume lesser calories and it may help maintain our body weight. Although the long term effects of such exercises are yet to be unfolded.

    Next in today’s discussion is autism. Although in previous posts we discussed about various potential relation of autism with social and environmental factors, today we will look into a new interesting finding. A study of autistic children’s gut bacteria showed that they have lesser number of bacteria than non-autistic children. Previously gut bacteria were said to be related to various health function like digestion, maintaining body weight etc. Autism link is new in that list.

    Finally, are you a crazy book worm type individual? If yes there is something good for you today. Reading novels in the class hiding it under the desk is probably common in almost all countries. Well these book worms are actually insuring their old age mental health (although the author don’t encourage under-desk hiding reading habit in class). Reading habits (or those who prefer writing a lot) can preserve our memory power for future. And the best thing is even if you are an elderly with no habit of reading/writing you can start now too because the study shows that brain stimulating activities at any age boosts memory. So try making reading and writing a new pass time.

    Please cross check information from other sources too. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. References- http://www.aan.com/PressRoom/Home/PressRelease/1195, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_138446.html, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_138438.html, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_138406.html

     
  • Sumanta 9:03 AM on June 27, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , Obesity,   

    Obesity and migraine 

    Cautious migraine sufferers do a lot to help their headaches. From avoiding of bright sunlight and chocolate to use of pain medications, almost all are tried but prevention is mostly like a never achievable type task. But what if, we had a list of things which we could have avoided to lessen the chance of a migraine attack. Confused? For example when a pregnant female learns smoking is bad for herself and her baby, she tries to stop the habit for her self and the fetus’s benefit. Similarly if concrete information about various things that can precipitate a migraine were available migraine sufferers could have combated their headache better.

    Researchers in John Hopkins found irrespective of the type of migraine (an episodic migraine or a chronic migraine) it has significant link with obesity. It appears to be that obesity is the evil of all. Obese people are more prone to such headaches than non- obese individuals. Therefore a weight loss program may benefit to avoid those painful episodes and also shred some of the long term side effects of the pain medications by decreasing their requirements.

    Note: an episodic migraine causes less than 14 headaches a month whereas a chronic migraine causes more than 15 a month.

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    Related items:Sex may cure a migraine as well as painkillersLife, Lightning & HeadachePlease cross check information from other sources too. 
    For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. 
    Reference:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/videos/news/Extra_Pounds_062613-1.html
     
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