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Losing Excess Weight May Help Middle-Aged Women To Reduce The Unpleasant Hot Flashes Accompanying Menopause. Part 3 of 3

Losing Excess Weight May Help Middle-Aged Women To Reduce The Unpleasant Hot Flashes Accompanying Menopause – Part 3 of 3

Dr Elizabeth Poynor, an obstetrician-gynecologist affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, said the exploration findings are “good news. I think this study provides a ground work to look at it (hot flashes) in larger, more detailed and comprehensive studies. It’s very promising”.

Poynor said the contemplation provides an impetus to women who need to lose weight for other health reasons, such as diabetes or heart disease, because it can reduce problems like sleep hurly-burly that can lead to problems with concentration and poor functioning in general. “It can really help to have a very significant altered quality of life,” said Poynor, noting that the physiology of hot flashes, “at least in part a vascular event,” is poorly understood and needs more study myextendershop.com. “However, this study provides women and their health care professionals who care for them another intervention to help with bothersome hot flashes in women who are overweight”.

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Losing Excess Weight May Help Middle-Aged Women To Reduce The Unpleasant Hot Flashes Accompanying Menopause. Part 2 of 3

Losing Excess Weight May Help Middle-Aged Women To Reduce The Unpleasant Hot Flashes Accompanying Menopause – Part 2 of 3

They were also asked about their daily exercise, caloric intake, and screwy and physical functioning using instruments widely accepted in the medical field, said Huang. No correlation was found between any of these and a reduction in hot flashes, but “reduction in weight, body mass forefinger (BMI), and abdominal circumference were each associated with improvements” in reducing hot flashes, according to the study, published in the July 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Huang said that caloric intake and work out were measured by the participants, who were not always accurate, but “weight can be measured by stepping on scale,” so weight loss is a “more accurate measure” of what happened. About 340 study participants, at least 30 years old, were recruited from a larger review of overweight and obese middle-aged women suffering from incontinence. They were not told the study was examining the effect of weight loss on hot flashes.

At the study’s start, about half of both the learning and control groups reported having hot flashes; about half of these were at least moderately bothered, and 8,4 percent were extremely bothered. By six months, 49 percent in the con group, compared with 41 percent in the control group, reported improvement by “at least one category of bothersomeness”.

That might not seem like a big difference. But Huang added that, “although 41 percent of women in the authority over group experienced improvement in hot flashes, quite of few of them experienced improvement by only one category of ‘bothersomeness’ (as opposed to two categories). Also, of those women in the authority group who did not experience improvement, relatively more of them experienced actual worsening of hot flashes (as opposed to no change)”.

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Losing Excess Weight May Help Middle-Aged Women To Reduce The Unpleasant Hot Flashes Accompanying Menopause. Part 1 of 3

Losing Excess Weight May Help Middle-Aged Women To Reduce The Unpleasant Hot Flashes Accompanying Menopause – Part 1 of 3

Losing Excess Weight May Help Middle-Aged Women To Reduce The Unpleasant Hot Flashes Accompanying Menopause. Weight deprivation might help middle-aged women who are overweight or plump reduce bothersome hot flashes accompanying menopause, according to a new study. “We’ve known for some time that obesity affects hot flashes, but we didn’t positive if losing weight would have any effect,” said Dr Alison Huang, the study’s author. “Now there is good evidence losing weight can reduce hot flashes”.

Study participants were part of an all-out lifestyle-intervention program designed to help them lose between 7 percent and 9 percent of their weight. Huang, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, said the findings could afford women with another reason to take control of their weight. “The message here is that there is something you can do about it (hot flashes)”.

About one third of women experience hot flashes for five years or more days beyond recall menopause, “disrupting sleep, interfering with work and leisure activities, and exacerbating anxiety and depression,” according to the study. The women in the study group met with experts in nutrition, exercise and behavior weekly for an hour and were encouraged to trouble at least 200 minutes a week and reduce caloric intake to 1200-1500 calories per day. They also got help planning menus and choosing what kinds of foods to eat.

Women in a power group received monthly group education classes for the first four months. Participants, including those in the control group, were asked to respond to a survey at the beginning of the mull over and six months later to describe how bothersome hot flashes were for them in the past month on a five-point scale with answers ranging from “not at all” to “extremely”.

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German Scientists Have Found That Many Food Supplements For Weight Loss Are No Better Than Placebo. Part 2 of 2

German Scientists Have Found That Many Food Supplements For Weight Loss Are No Better Than Placebo – Part 2 of 2

While some participants lost weight, there wasn’t a significant difference between those who took the placebos and those who took the right supplements, they reported. At least some of the supplements are available in the United States. “L-Carnitine is in US supplements, polyglucosamide is found in chitosan, which is still in some weight-loss supplements, and guarana was ordered removed from weight-loss supplements, but it has slowly worked its street back into some products,” said Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St Louis and former president of the American Dietetic Association.

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And “The pipeline message here that I would encourage people to hear is that medications aren’t the magic answer to weight loss. Changes in eating and activity behaviors are the carry to long-term changes in weight. For those who are extremely overweight, or those whose health is at risk, a conversation with their physician about some of the prescription drugs is advisable, but even then changes in behavior are key to maintenance of a healthier weight” dr bilquis niswani husn barhane ki tips. The observe findings were scheduled to be released Monday at the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm.

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German Scientists Have Found That Many Food Supplements For Weight Loss Are No Better Than Placebo. Part 1 of 2

German Scientists Have Found That Many Food Supplements For Weight Loss Are No Better Than Placebo – Part 1 of 2

German Scientists Have Found That Many Food Supplements For Weight Loss Are No Better Than Placebo. A humongous mass of weight-loss supplements don’t appear to work any better than placebos (or fake supplements) at helping people shed pounds, a new study has found. German researchers tested placebos against weight-loss supplements that are renowned in Europe. The supplements were touted as having these ingredients: L-Carnitine, polyglucosamine, cabbage powder, guarana seed powder, bean extract, Konjac extract, fiber, sodium alginate and permanent plant extracts.

So “We found that not a single product was any more effective than placebo pills in producing weight loss over the two months of the study, regardless of how it claims to work,” said researcher Thomas Ellrott, headman of the Institute for Nutrition and Psychology at the University of Gottingen Medical School in Germany, in a news release from the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, Sweden. The researchers tested the products and placebos on 189 heavy or overweight people, of whom 74 percent finished the eight-week study.

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Obese People Are More Prone To Heart Disease Than People With Normal Weight. Part 3 of 3

Obese People Are More Prone To Heart Disease Than People With Normal Weight – Part 3 of 3

These studies included more than 61000 people overall. In studies with follow-ups of a decade or more, those who were overweight or obese but didn’t have high blood pressure, feeling disease or diabetes still had a 24 percent increased risk for heart attack, stroke and death over 10 years or more, compared with normal-weight people, the researchers found. Greater imperil for heart attack, stroke and death was seen among all those with metabolic disease (such as high cholesterol and high blood sugar) regardless of weight, the researchers noted. As a result, doctors should examine both body mass and metabolic tests when evaluating someone’s health risks, the researchers concluded ultima.

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Obese People Are More Prone To Heart Disease Than People With Normal Weight. Part 2 of 3

Obese People Are More Prone To Heart Disease Than People With Normal Weight – Part 2 of 3

And “It depends partly on genes, partly on the outset of calories, partly on activity levels, partly on hormone levels. Weight gain in the lower extremities among younger women tends to be metabolically harmless; weight gain as fleshy in the liver can be harmful at very low levels”.

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A number of things, however, work to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and death over time. “In particular, fat in the liver interferes with its mission and insulin sensitivity”. This starts a domino effect. “Insensitivity to insulin causes the pancreas to compensate by raising insulin output. Higher insulin levels affect other hormones in a cascade that causes inflammation. Fight-or-flight hormones are affected, raising blood pressure. Liver dysfunction also impairs blood cholesterol levels”.

In usual the things people do to make themselves fitter and healthier gravitate to make them less fat. “Lifestyle practices conducive to weight control over the long term are generally conducive to better overall health as well. I favor a focus on finding strength over a focus on losing weight”. For the study, Retnakaran’s team reviewed eight studies that looked at differences between obese or overweight people and slimmer people in terms of their health and gamble for heart attack, stroke and death.

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