March 9, 2013

Ups Your Risk of Heart Attack

1 Processed Meat Linked to Premature Death

People whose diet is heavy with salty and fatty processed meats are nearly 50 percent more likely to die prematurely than those who eat relatively few such items. A major study by the University of Zurich involving almost 450,000 people in ten European countries found that those who eat lots of such meat products as ham, bacon, sausage, hot dogs, salami and hamburgers are 44 percent more likely to die sooner from any cause than low consumers, 72 percent more likely to die of heart disease, and 11 percent more likely to succumb to cancer. Researchers estimate that limiting everyone to just under an ounce of such meats per day could cut premature deaths by three percent overall, and recommend that heavy processed meat eaters substitute more chicken, fish, and beans.

More at Guardian.co.uk | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Bacon, Sausage Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Tags: Processed Meats and Health, Processed Meats and Cancer, Meat Products and Health, Meat Products and Heart Disease, Cancer-Causing Food, Unhealthy Food

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Less (of You) Is More ($)

2 Financial Rewards Boost Weight Loss

Obese individuals in a Mayo Clinic weight-loss study proved to be more likely to stick with a program and to meet weight-reduction goals if they were paid to do so, or fined if they didn't, than were those who were given no financial incentive. Assigned the goal of losing four pounds per month toward a personal weight-loss goal, those who stood to gain $20 a month by doing so, or to lose $20 for failing, lost nearly four times the weight, 9.1 pounds on average compared to 2.3 for a control group. Moreover, 62 percent of the incentive group members met their final goal, versus just 26 percent of the non-incentive dieters. The study covered 100 participants for one year, and demonstrated, said the lead author, that “financial incentives can improve results, compliance, and adherence."

More at Scienceworldreport.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Money As Weight-Lose Incentive, Paying Money to Lose Weight, Financial Health Incentives, Money to Motivate Dieters

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