June 29, 2013

It’s Still Calorie-Packed

1 Worst New Weight-Loss Ploy: Inhaling Booze

Today's drinking problem could be tomorrow's inhaling problem, thanks to a trend known as "smoking alcohol." It involves using one of several methods or devices to vaporize alcohol and become inebriated by inhaling the fumes rather than drinking, often done in the mistaken belief that the method is calorie-free. Not only is this incorrect -- if you’re getting drunk, it means that you’re absorbing ethanol, with all its non-nutritional calories -- but the practice poses several serious health hazards. Inhaled booze hits the bloodstream much faster, and users are prone to become much drunker much sooner than they’re used to. And the body's normal "saturation" defenses are bypassed by this method, increasing the chances of overdose or alcohol poisoning, and over time, addiction.

More at Stuff.co.nz | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: College Students Replacing Food Calories with Alcohol Calories

Tags: Smoking Alcohol, Inhaling Alcohol, Getting Drunk Without Drinking, Sources of Alcoholism, Dangers of Inhaling Alcohol

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Used in Place of Carbohydrates

2 Vegetable Oils May Limit Prostate Cancer

New evidence in the debate over the relative merits of carbohydrates and fats may favor the latter. An analysis by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco of existing data involving over 50,000 men has found that those with early-stage, non-metastatic prostate cancer can reduce their likelihood of developing the lethal form of the cancer by nearly one-third just by replacing ten percent of the daily calories they get from carbs with calories derived from nuts, oils and other sources of vegetable fats. The men in the study who did so also cut their risk of dying from anything over a 15-year period by more than 25 percent. The study controlled for such health factors as weight, age and smoking. The raw data was provided by the Harvard School of Public Health.

More at Nancyslist.org | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Monounsaturated Fats Good for Heart Health

Tags: Treating Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Vegetable Fats, Fats Versus Carbohydrates, Veggie Fats and Cancer Treatment

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