July 12, 2011

Let's Move

1 Michelle Obama's 1,700-Calorie Burger Lunch

According to a Washington Post reporter on the scene, First Lady Michelle Obama ordered items totaling 1,700 calories during her visit to the recently opened Washington, D.C., branch of New York's Shake Shack burger joint. Ms. Obama, who launched a "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity and promotes diet moderation, walked off with a ShackBurger, fries, and a chocolate shake (the biggest offender), in addition to a Diet Coke. The Washington Post toted up the calories using information from the Shake Shack's own website (PDF). The Shake Shake was founded by New York restaurant impressario Danny Meyer in Madison Square Park in 2004 and has gotten raves from burger aficionados. After opening branches around New York it has begun to expand to other cities and countries.

More at Washington Post | Posted 6 years ago by Mark

Tags: Fast Food, Lets Move, Michelle Obama, Shake Shack

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Cancer Occurring More among Men

2 Men Are More Likely to Die from Cancer

Men are more likely to die of cancer compared with women in the U.S., researchers claim. Women aren't that much better at surviving cancer, but men are getting cancer more frequently. According to WebMD, researchers used a large database of statistics that covered 36 cancers by sex and age from 1977 to 2006. Researchers note that for most of the cancers, rates were higher for men than women. The largest male-to-female death rate ratios were for lip cancer (5.51 men for 1 woman) and cancer of the larynx (5.37 men for 1 woman). Researchers comment that future studies should concentrate on the factors causing higher rates of diagnosis of cancer among males.

More at WebMD | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Death Rates, Male Cancer Deaths, Cancer Death Rates, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, Cancer of the Larynx

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Season and Location Irrelevant

3 Low Vitamin D in Psoriatic Arthritis Patients

A new study suggests that people with inflammatory arthritis and psoriasis known as psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are likely to suffer from vitamin D insufficiency regardless of season and geographic location. 25-hydroxyvitman D [25 (OH) D] levels in the blood were measured in patients from a clinic in Canada and one in Israel during the winter and summer. In Canada, 56 percent and 59 percent of patients had insufficient 25 (OH) D levels in winter and summer, respectively. About 51 percent of Israeli patients were found to be insufficient in the winter and 62 percent in the summer. These results do not show cause and effect and more research will be conducted to determine if vitamin D supplementation will increase levels in this population.

More at Science Daily | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Study Links Teen Obesity and Low Vitamin D Levels, Low Vitamin D Increases Diabetic Mortality Risk

Tags: PSA, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Insufficiency, Vitamin D Levels, Vitamin D Levels and Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, 25-Hydroxyvitman D, 25 (OH) D

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