August 4, 2014

Do or Don’t; It Doesn’t Matter

1 “Eat Breakfast to Lose Weight” Debunked

The popular dieters' guideline that eating a regular breakfast helps persons trying to lose weight may be essentially incorrect, according to a University of Alabama study which concluded that neither eating nor skipping breakfast has any significant impact on a person's ability to shed unwanted pounds. Researchers split over 300 overweight volunteers into three groups, told to either eat breakfast, skip breakfast, or do as they like as long as they eat healthfully. Four months later, each group had lost about the same amount, between one and two pounds on average, while many members of each group actually put on weight. The "eat breakfast" rule was based on a study of just 52 people in 1992 which found that some breakfast skippers who begin eating breakfast lose weight.

More at Sfchronicle.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Skipping Breakfast Increases Heart Disease Risk

Tags: Dieting and Breakfast, Weight Loss and Breakfast, Skipping Breakfast to Lose Weight, Obesity and Breakfast

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Possible Listeria Contamination

2 Nationwide Fruit Recall Extended

The Wawona Packing Co., Cutler, CA, has expanded its voluntary recall of nectarines, peaches, plums and pluots that were packed from 6/1 - 7/12 through 7/17 due to possible Listeria contamination. The national recall has been extended “as a precautionary step” and includes conventional as well as organic fruits. It was initiated after scientists found Listeria bacteria on a peach and two nectarines at the company’s packaging facility which will remain closed until the source of the contamination has been found. The fruit may be labeled “Sweet2Eat” or Mrs. Smittcamp’s. If you have any of the potentially contaminated fruit, which was distributed to Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Costco, Whole Foods, Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Walmart, throw it out or return it to the store for a refund.

More at CNN.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Listeria Infections from Cantaloupe Kill 15

Tags: Listeria, Fruit Recall, Wawona Packing Company, Whole Foods Fruit Recall, Trader Joe's Fruit Recall, Kroger Fruit Recall, Costco Fruit Recall

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Miraculous Recovery for Doctor

3 Ebola Drug ZMapp Saves Americans

Americans Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol have likely been saved from the Ebola virus thanks to an experimental drug given to humans for the first time, ZMapp from Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc. CNN reports that Brantly, who was near death, had a miraculous recovery shortly after receiving ZMapp. Writebol's response to the drug wasn't as miraculous, but she received a second dose and is recovering. Three vials of frozen ZMapp were flown into Liberia last week. The drug, which had to be thawed naturally for up to 10 hours, was given to Brantly just in time. He had developed labored breathing, and doctors thought he was dying. Shortly after receiving the drug, Brantly could breathe and a rash disappeared. The next morning, he was strong enough to shower himself and be evacuated to the U.S.

More at CNN | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Ebola-Stricken Americans Coming Home

Tags: Ebola Outbreak, Nancy Writebol, ZMapp Ebola Drug, Ebola Cure, Kent Brantly

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