The Rapid Decrease In Obesity Facilitates To The Duration Of The Weight Loss. Part 3 of 3

The Rapid Decrease In Obesity Facilitates To The Duration Of The Weight Loss – Part 3 of 3

The results are no surprise to Alice Lichtenstein, chief honcho of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at Tufts University in Boston. “It confirms that those individuals who are more adherent to the weight loss intervention lost more weight. I think the point is, you want men and women to make changes in their diet and physical activity patterns so they start losing weight and maintain the loss”. Nackers agreed, saying the study results should in no way encourage people to go on rage diets but to adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors breast.

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The Rapid Decrease In Obesity Facilitates To The Duration Of The Weight Loss. Part 2 of 3

The Rapid Decrease In Obesity Facilitates To The Duration Of The Weight Loss – Part 2 of 3

For the study, Nackers drew from evidence on 262 participants in an obesity treatment trial that included middle-aged women, average age 59, who were obese, with an average body-mass index (BMI) of 36,8 (30 and above is obese). During the six-month intervention, they were encouraged to change calories enough to lose about a pound a week. The follow-up was another 1 year, for a total of 18 months.

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When Nackers tracked the value loss, she divided the women into three groups: 69 were in the fast group, losing about 1,5 pounds or more a week; 104 were in the moderate group, losing about a half pound to under 1,5 pounds a week, and 89 were in the leisurely group, losing less than a half pound weekly. At six months, the fast group had lost an average of 29,7 pounds, the moderate group 19,6 and the sluggish group 11,2.

After 18 months, the fast group was 5,1 times more likely to achieve 10 percent weight loss – a good goal for improving constitution – than the slow group, and the moderate group was nearly three times as likely. Nackers found no significant differences in weight regain among the three groups.

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The Rapid Decrease In Obesity Facilitates To The Duration Of The Weight Loss. Part 1 of 3

The Rapid Decrease In Obesity Facilitates To The Duration Of The Weight Loss – Part 1 of 3

The Rapid Decrease In Obesity Facilitates To The Duration Of The Weight Loss. When it comes to weight-loss patterns, the close adage proclaims that “slow and steady” wins the race, but fresh research suggests otherwise. A new study found that obese women who started out losing 1,5 pounds a week or more on unexceptional and kept it up lost more weight over time than women who lost more slowly. They also maintained the loss longer and were no more likely to put it back on than the slowest losers, the researchers added.

The results shouldn’t be interpreted to modest that crash diets work, said study author Lisa Nackers, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her report is published online in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Rather the quicker preponderancy loss of the fast-losing group reflected their commitment to the program. “The fast group attended more sessions to talk about weight loss, completed more sustenance records and ate fewer calories than the slow group”.

Fast loss is relative. For her study “fast losers are those who lost at least a pound and a half a week”. The faster breakdown resulted from their active participation in the program. “Those who make the behavior changes early do better in terms of weight loss and long term in keeping it off”.

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Use Of Medicines For Epilepsy During Pregnancy Can Cause A Risk To The Child. Part 3 of 3

Use Of Medicines For Epilepsy During Pregnancy Can Cause A Risk To The Child – Part 3 of 3

Women deprivation to balance the risk and benefit of these drugs. Women with epilepsy need to stay on an anti-epileptic drug while they are pregnant. “The risk of seizure to themselves and potentially to their fetus is greater than the risk of anti-epileptic drugs”.

There are other drugs, specifically lamotrigine (Lamictal) and levetiracetam (Keppra). However, there is little data on any dangers associated with these drugs during pregnancy. Another expert, Dr Kimford Meador, a professor of neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, said women shortage to know the risks associated with Tegretol more about the author. “If a woman is of childbearing potential and you are prescribing this drug, that’s when the chat needs to occur”.

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Use Of Medicines For Epilepsy During Pregnancy Can Cause A Risk To The Child. Part 2 of 3

Use Of Medicines For Epilepsy During Pregnancy Can Cause A Risk To The Child – Part 2 of 3

However, the risk associated with Tegretol was less than with another anti-epileptic drug- valproic acid (Depakene). In fact, Tegretol was less dicey than valproic acid when it came to other birth defects such as hypospadias, where a boy’s urinary opening develops in the wrong part of the penis or in the scrotum. “Carbamazepine is specifically related to an increased risk of spina bifida,” de Jong-van den Berg said. “But you have to sustenance in mind that the absolute risk is small”.

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For Tegretol taken in the first trimester, the overall risk of a major malformation was 3,3 percent, the deliberate over authors reported. The same group of researchers found in another study, published this year in the New England Journal of Medicine, that women taking valproic acid were six times more likely to have an infant with spina bifida and seven times more suitable have an infant with hypospadias, compared with women using other anti-epileptic drugs.

The researchers agree with a recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology that valproic acid should be avoided in pregnancy if possible. Dr Orrin Devinsky, concert-master of the Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, said that “for women of childbearing age, these drugs represent a risk”.

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Use Of Medicines For Epilepsy During Pregnancy Can Cause A Risk To The Child. Part 1 of 3

Use Of Medicines For Epilepsy During Pregnancy Can Cause A Risk To The Child – Part 1 of 3

Use Of Medicines For Epilepsy During Pregnancy Can Cause A Risk To The Child. Pregnant women with epilepsy who are taking carbamazepine (Tegretol) to button seizures may be at a somewhat increased risk of having an infant with spina bifida, a new study finds. Spina bifida is a condition in which the bones of the spine do not close but the spinal line remains in place, usually with skin covering the defect. Most children will need lifelong treatment for problems arising from damage to the spinal cord and spinal nerves.

And “For women with epilepsy, fit control during pregnancy is very important,” said lead researcher Lolkje de Jong-van den Berg, from the division of pharmacy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. “Our investigation can help in decisions regarding whether carbamazepine should be the drug of choice in pregnancy”. However, the best option regarding treatment can be chosen only on an individual basis by the woman and her neurologist before pregnancy, weighing the benefits of epilepsy sway against the risk of birth defects, de Jong-van den Berg said.

The report is published in the Dec 3, 2010 online edition of the BMJ. For the study, de Jong-van den Berg’s crew reviewed existing research to determine the risk of birth defects among women taking Tegretol. The researchers found that infants of women taking Tegretol were 2,6 times more probably to have spina bifida, compared with women not taking any anti-epileptic medication.

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The Benefits Of Physical Activity. Part 3 of 3

The Benefits Of Physical Activity – Part 3 of 3

The key to staying motivated is to organize exercise a positive experience that people will enjoy. He offered additional tips to help people stay motivated, including. Be self-aware. “Many people unpretentiously do not like exercise but refuse to admit it. People need to understand how they think and feel about physical activity. There are usually good reasons why sedentary adults have been sedentary throughout their lives. Understanding these barriers can ease people overcome them”. Know your preferences. Some people like to exercise in a group setting or walk with a friend, while others prefer to be alone. For beforehand risers, waiting until the end of the day to work out may not be realistic. “Find what works for you and do that”. Don’t give up. Everyone misses a workout or has an off day. Understanding that short-term setbacks are a normal behalf of the process can help people accept them and get back on track review.

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