Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dieters more confident with food packaging

Dieters are more likely than non-dieters to be misled by food names.

For example, the diet provided the names of foods as healthier than salad with identical products with names like "pasta", while non-food indistinguishable.

Dieters also believed that candy labeled "fruit chew" was healthier than the same candy when it was labeled "candy chew," and ate more of the candy when it was called fruit chews, said the University of South Carolina researchers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hula-Hoop could help shed unwanted pounds

The Hula Hoop, a large ring, which may be gyrated about the waist, has gained strong popularity in the 1950s and now appears, again as a hot trend in weight loss has occurred, has led to a new study.

“Hooping” spends as much energy as running 4 to 4.5 hours kilometers, enough for a company that will help people to lose weight, and, according to a press release of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). And "it's becoming a popular form of choreographed group exercise," study author John Porcari, of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, said in the news release.

The study included 16 women aged 16-59 who have attended regular classes in tissues choreography. The researchers measured the women’s oxygen consumption, heart rate and physical effort that end a class of 30-minute video tour tissue.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cognitive therapy helps depressed addicts

A new study suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy may help, a kind of problem-solving therapy, the pressure on in-patient treatment programs for drug and alcohol abuse.

Many people with substance disorders and depression fail to receive treatment for both conditions. "The consequences of this unmet need are great," the study authors write. "The interactive nature of the two disorders leads to poorer depression and substance abuse treatment outcomes compared with the outcomes when only one disorder is present."

More sleep may raise obesity risk in children

Young people who do not sleep enough the regular rather overweight, has led to a new study. The researchers also found a lower BMI due to differences in body fat (not without effect on muscle mass, such as muscle), indicating that poor sleep has negative effects on body composition.

The study followed Rachael Taylor, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand and colleagues 244 children aged 3 to 7 years.

Were all six months, the weight of the children was measured height, BMI and body composition and sleeping and eating habits included. The children also wore accelerometers (devices that control body movement) rated their physical activity.