December 9, 2013

Women in Love Self-Content

1 Relationships Affect Our Weight Attitudes

A study of over 250 women aged 20 to 45 has found that those in happy relationships are also more content with their weight, even if they weigh more than they would like to. The women were all in relationships, either married or living with boyfriends, and were questioned regarding how emotionally, sexually and intellectually satisfied they were with their relationships, how satisfied they were with their weight, and what they would weigh ideally. Those happiest with their relationships were also happiest with their weight, even when it was more than their ideal, and had more self-esteem and less self-consciousness. Researchers speculate that women happy with their relationships are less aware of their weight, and that bad relationships may heighten concern over their appearance.

More at Dailymail.co.uk | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Women Wrong About Their Body Weight

Tags: Weight and Psychology, Relationships and Weight, Relationships and Self-Acceptance, Attitudes About Overweight

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Heart-Healthy Fatty Acids

2 Organic Milk Is Healthier Than Regular Milk

Organic milk is healthier than regular milk since it contains more omega-3 fatty acids, says a study from Washington State U. where researchers tested nearly 400 samples of organic and regular milk. “... when you feed dairy cows more grass, you improve the fatty acid profile of milk. You also increase the protein level,” says study author Charles Benbrook. Conversely, cows produce milk with a higher omega-6 fatty acid content when they’re fed a corn-based diet. A human diet deficient in omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to heart disease, some cancers and autoimmune diseases. That’s because omega 3s counterbalance the effects of omega-6 fatty acids which can cause inflammation. Researchers recommend that, if organic milk is out of your budget, you choose whole milk over lowered fat milk.

More at NBCNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Omega 3s May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Tags: Autoimmune Disease, Cancer, Omega 6 Fatty Acids, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Washington State University, Organic Milk vs Regular Milk, Charles Benbrook

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