September 12, 2014

Weight Discrimination Woes

1 Fat Shaming Can Lead to Weight Gain

Individuals who experience weight discrimination may be more likely to put on more weight, say researchers from University College London. Published in Obesity, the study found that adults who reported weight discrimination gained more weight than those who didn't report weight discrimination. Researchers believe that making people feel ashamed about their weight (fat shaming), may lead to comfort eating. Examples of discrimination include receiving poor service, being harassed and being treated disrespectfully. The four-year study, which included almost 3,000 adults aged 50 and older, examined data from normal weight to obese adults who were part of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

More at BBC | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: University Nixes Fat Course Requirement

Tags: Journal Obesity, University College London, Weight Discrimination, Fat Shaming

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Extra! Extra! Get Your Protein.

2 High Protein Diet May Lead to Lower BP

Consuming a high-protein diet may lower your risk for developing hypertension, suggest researchers. Published in American Journal of Hypertension, the study showed that adults consuming the highest amount of protein (average 100 grams daily) enjoyed a 40 percent reduced risk of high blood pressure compared to adults with the lowest intake of protein. Researchers say that after four years of follow-up, the adults who consumed more protein from either plant or animal sources had statistically significantly lower systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure levels. The beneficial effects were seen for both overweight and normal weight individuals.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Dietary Protein Helps Prevent Hip Fractures

Tags: American Journal of Hypertension, Boston University School of Medicine, High Protein Diets, High Protein Energy Bars, Hypertension Risk Factors

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