May 17, 2012

Reduction in COmplications

1 Watching Weight During Pregnancy Can Be Safe

Overweight and obese pregnant women can follow a healthy calorie-controlled diet for weight management, suggest researchers in the UK. The study, published in British Medical Journal or BMJ found that weight management during pregnancy can be safe and may also reduce the risk of serious complications like premature birth, pre-eclampsia and diabetes. Researchers analyzed findings from 44 trials involving more than 7,000 women. They found that while exercise can be somewhat effective for weight management during pregnancy, dietary intervention resulted in the biggest average reduction in weight gain. Experts say that the study is timely, but doesn't provide evidence for reassessing guidelines in the UK.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Rate of Stroke Rises for Pregnant Women

Tags: Diabetes During Pregnancy, Reducing Risk Pre-Eclampsia, Risk Premature Birth, British Medical Journal BMJ, Diet During Pregnancy, Weight Management While Pregnant

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All Your Eating Within 8 Hours

2 Eat on Schedule to Avoid Weight Gain

Restricting meal times by eating on a schedule may be an effective way to avoid weight gain, suggests a study completed with mice. MSNBC reports that the study findings suggest that weight gain might be caused in part from following an odd dining schedule instead of by eating too many calories. The study, published in Cell Metabolism, showed that mice that ate a high-fat diet whenever they wanted gained weight, but mice that consumed just as many calories, but had their feeding restricted to eight hours a day, were protected from obesity. Researchers say that when mice or people dine frequently throughout the day and night, normal metabolic cycles may be thrown off.

More at MSNBC | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Misuse of Antipsychotics Risks Weight Gain

Tags: Avoiding Weight Gain, Eating on Schedule, Why You Gain Weight, Meal Times Important Weight Loss, Journal Cell Metabolism

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Tainted Tuna Invading Sushi

3 Sushi Has Sickened 316 in 26 States

The CDC reports that 304 people have been infected with the rare Salmonella Bareilly strain, and 12 have been diagnosed with Salmonella Nchanga linked to a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product called Nakaochi Scrape. The CDC believes that the frozen tuna product from Moon Marine USA Corporation is likely the source of the outbreak that's affected some people who've eaten sushi. The sickened individuals live in 26 states and D.C. While 37 people have been hospitalized, no deaths have been reported. According to the CDC, consumers should avoid eating the recalled Nakaochi Scrape, and restaurants should not serve it.

More at CDC | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Sushi Suspected Cause of Salmonella Outbreak

Tags: Salmonella Bareilly, Sushi Outbreak, Salmonella Outbreak 2012, Sushi Salmonella, 316 Sick Sushi, Cdc Numbers Sushi Poisonings, Moon Marine USA Corporation, Nakaochi Scrape, Salmonella Nchanga

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Breast Gives Baby Control

4 A Year on the Breast May Mean a Lower Weight

New research involving around 1,900 American babies found that those exclusively breastfed for a year gained three ounces less per month compared to those fed either breast milk or formula from a bottle. Infants who consumed breast milk through nursing or a bottle did not have additional weight gain and bottle-fed babies given both breast milk and formula had comparable weight gain to the exclusively breastfed group. Researchers hypothesize there was less weight gain in the breastfed-only babies because they get to choose when they are done eating as opposed to having to drink a whole bottle. Several studies support the idea that breastfeeding reduces weight problems, but there is also concern that moms feel a lot of pressure in terms of what they should do and what they can reasonably do.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Exclusive Breastfeeding Reduces Infections

Tags: Bottle Feeding, Breastfeeding, Formula, Weight Gain in Infants, Healthy Infants

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