Thailand has the second-highest obesity rate in south-east Asia, largely due to the fact that its delicious cuisine can be rather greasy.Since people in Thailand are unlikely to change the food they eat, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and BBDO Bangkok decided to tackle how they eat their food.We first saw this campaign over at Adweek.And so the "AbsorbPlate" was born.The design of the plate was inspired by the surface of a sponge and contains hundreds of tiny holes to allow oil to slip away from a meal and be absorbed at the bottom.The promotional video claims the plate can soak up about 7 ml of oil, or 30 calories on average, from each meal.Here's the full ad:NOW WATCH: How to see everything Google knows about youLoading video...
Pornhub — the porn site that recently ruined the taco emoji for you — today announced its solution to the growing obesity epidemic: BangFit.Today, due to our hectic work schedules and lack of motivation, many of us do not receive regular amounts of physical activity and lead sedentary lifestyles, said Corey Price, VP Pornhub.Here at Pornhub, we know from experience that there s one activity people are always motivated to do and one for which they are never too busy.That s why we came up with BangFit, which gamifies sex and encourages users to pump while they hump.From there, BangFit monitors your activity and awards you a performance rating — like you re the gymnastiest or you re fit as fuck — in typical Pornhub fashion.Video is NSFW cartoon sex — giggity .
To be more specific, he needs to convince several thousand of them, aged around 24, to be weighed, prodded and quizzed, donate blood and urine as well as undergo scans of their livers, hearts, necks and entire bodies.Their data has been used in more than 1,200 academic papers worldwide, including ones showing the benefits of eating fish during pregnancy, that peanut oil in baby lotions is linked to later peanut allergy, and that 15 minutes of exercise a day halves the risk of childhood obesity.This may sound a lot, but the Bristol study is part of a bigger and more unusual enterprise, a remarkable series of birth cohort studies that have tracked successive generations born in Britain.Researchers around the world are keen to use the data: "We have a clutch of proposals every week," says Nicholas Timpson, a genetic epidemiologist who leads many of the omic studies for ALSPAC.Around 1,000 cohort members have already attended the latest clinic, Focus @ 24 , which will collect measurements when these young adults are at their physical prime.Another project will also start this year involving wiring up the bodies and homes of 30 study members with sensors to measure how active they are, and in-house sensors and cameras to monitor eating, sleeping and TV watching.
PRNewsFoto/One Medical Group Beginning in September, the new partnership will afford 500 individuals access to three months of personalized nutrition coaching by way of Rise, One Medical s mobile nutrition app.Hopefully, this personalized approach will help participants adjust their lifestyles, both in terms of diet and exercise, and lose weight.The program will employ master s students in the Iowa State University Dietetics Graduate Program to serve as coaches on Rise, who will offer regular communication with their participants and assist with both recommendations and support throughout their health-minded journey.One Medical hopes that this more hands-on approach will help those at risk of obesity make critical lifestyle changes.Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and many can t afford to get the help they need to make healthy lifestyle changes, said Suneel Gupta, co-founder of Rise and head of mobile business at One Medical.By forming partnerships with organizations that can take advantage of our coaching platform, we re hoping to bring nutrition coaching to more of the people who need it the most, regardless of financial means.
A health wearable in development at Michigan State University with collaboration from Bell Labs could provide doctors with a complete and impartial picture of patients suffering from obesity, diabetes or asthma.The wearable, which is called HeadScan, sticks to the patient s shoulders and bounces radio waves off their head.The radio waves can capture all sorts of things, like eating, drinking, coughing, and speaking, which can be valuable information for a doctor to analyse.HeadScan is already a major improvement on weight and size, and Zhang believes it improves on the privacy too: Existing technology often uses cameras and microphones to measure this, which can track your voice as well as others around you.Wearables were cited as one of the most substantially beneficial emerging technologies for medical trials, so we should expect to see wearables like HeadScan adopted by more doctors in the near future.The question, for medical professionals, is how to balance the influx of available information with user privacy and consent, a balance the technology industry has struggled to manage.
Meanwhile, sugar has become a volatile commodity: in the past year, prices have tanked over a dozen times before shooting up over 30 percent this month compared to a year ago.It s been planning its own gradual separation from sugar for years—long before the FDA s new labels validated public health officials claims that sugar was a primary culprit for rising obesity rates in the US and abroad.Then came Coca-Cola Life—the sage-green can that represented the company s attempt to capture the ever-elusive millennial consumer market.As venture capitalists funneled money into startups churning out plant-based alternatives to animal products, Life debuted in the US with a fraction as many calories as regular Coke and most importantly less sugar.That s thanks to a plant-based sweetener called Stevia, which has spurred a lot of excitement in the company.We ultimately want to be leaders in the emerging segment, said Andy McMillin, vice president of Coca-Cola brands in North America at the time of Life s release.
Obesity Statistics 2016There are more tools now at the disposal of people trying to lose weight and get in shape than there have ever been in the past.But unhealthy food is also more abundant than ever before, and the number of Americans who lead a sedentary lifestyle continues to grow.Unfortunately, not all Americans have found the motivation to shed excess weight and improve their health — according to the CDC s most recent National Health Interview Survey, America has never been more obese than it is right now.It charts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s annual obesity findings taken from its latest National Health Interview Survey.The survey polls American adults on a wide range of health questions and compiles the results to paint a picture of the current state of health in America.The CDC polled 100,000 adult Americans in 2015 and used that data to determine that about 30.4% of adults aged 20 and older are obese, meaning they have a Body Mass Index BMI of 30 or greater.
Yes, sugar industry, you are right: Added sugars are made of the same stuff as natural sugars.To the lack of a direct link between sugar versus other calories and obesity:We are not establishing or relying on a direct link to obesity from added sugars intake for the general population.The Dietary Guidelines released earlier this year by the USDA and HHS, no relation to the FDA finally set a limit on added sugars.The Battle Over Added Sugars and Your Health Isn t Over YetOf course, now that we know what s up, manufacturers will probably start changing their products.For example, just this month, General Mills was granted a patent for a yogurt-based food additive, which it notes can be utilized as a...sweetening agent.The FDA decided to exempt dairy-derived additives from the definition of added sugars.
Facebook, news apps, Snapchat — there s endless temptation for bored teens to take out their smartphones and scroll.The Washington Post recently wrote an in-depth piece on kids these days and their social media usage, and in it was this startling statistic, courtesy of a 2015 study by the nonprofit group Common Sense Media: Teens are spending nearly nine hours a day consuming media.And children ages eight to 12 are spending nearly six hours a day doing the same thing.Let s say the average teen wakes up at 7 a.m. and goes to bed at 10 p.m. — that means that nine of their 15 waking hours are spent on their phones, computers, or tablets.The rest of those six hours are likely spent in school.To put that in perspective, that s nearly double the time that the average American spends looking at their phones.The kids themselves estimate they're spending much less time looking at their screens.In one study, researchers found evidence that when small children became addicted to tablets or smartphones, it could impede their ability to focus, concentrate, and build a large vocabulary.Tablets and smartphones may also make children more accustomed to constant stimuli, attention, and exposure, according to Psychology Today.And Dr. Victoria Dunckley, an integrative psychiatrist in Los Angeles, posits that screen time could be leading to "sensory overload, lack of restorative sleep, and a hyperaroused nervous system," or what she calls "electronic screen syndrome.Many teens are likely spending a majority of their screen time dedicated to social media usage, and this 2016 study in the journal of Anxiety Disorders Association of America found social media could be linked with increased depression.Plus, the blue light smartphone screens emit can confuse our brains and stop them from producing melatonin, allowing us to become increasingly distracted, making it harder to sleep, and putting us at an increased risk for obesity as well as breast and prostate cancers.So now that you re done reading this article, turn off your phone.Read the original article on Tech Insider.That might be great news!14 innovative features in Volvo's latest electric SUVThis is the oldest tech still used by the US governmentArtificial meteor showers could make a fearsome problem in space much worseNOW WATCH: A psychologist reveals what your posts on Facebook say about youLoading video...
To help your doctor better assess your overall health, measure your waist size too.A big waist size matters because, even if you re not overweight or have a low BMI, it could indicate you have more fat stored around your abdominals, so-called abdominal obesity .According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, here are the guidelines that put you at higher risk of obesity-related conditions:A man whose waist circumference is more than 40 inchesA non-pregnant woman whose waist circumference is more than 35 inchesTo find out your waist circumference, use a measuring tape get it from a drug or fabric store and wrap it around your belly button.Consider taking these measurements first thing in the morning, after using the bathroom, and without a shirt on to keep measurements as accurate as possible.Make sure that the tape is horizontal across your waist and that it s not pulling tightly on your skin.Some say measuring waist-to-hip ratio is better, but Harvard School of Public Health Obesity Prevention Source noted their research showed that waist size alone and waist-to-hip ratio measurements were both equally effective.
Children whose parents see them as obese at risk of gaining weight in an unhealthy way, new research shows. To see their children as overweight risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Children who are normal weight, but that is perceived as overweight rises more weight compared to children whose parents perceive them as normal weight. It shows a study among more than 3500 Australian children the results of which are presented at the ongoing European Congress of Obesity Summit in Gothenburg. The study shows that many parents have the wrong idea about their child's weight. Most people tend to think that their children are normal important, when it actually overweight or obese.
as a parent, have a proper perception of children's weight status is considered as an important component to get to grips with the problem.14.5 per cent of the children were obese, while 3.3 per cent were classified as obese."How to perceive a child's weight depends largely on the degree of obesity in the family," says one of the researchers, Grietje Lijklema, in a comment.ProphecyBut to see their child as overweight, so is not the case is not so good.the Risk is that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.Get the news you are going to talk about in your facebook feed — like Metro Sweden
More than one third of all women who give birth to children in Sweden is overweight or suffering from obesity.A new study has been performed at Karolinska institutet to further examine the relationship between weight gain and complications of the newborn child, writes the Swedish newspaper svenska Dagbladet.the Results show that the risk of including syrebristrelaterade damage in newborn babies increase more in the cases where the mother at her first pregnancy has a normal weight, a BMI under 25 , then go up in weight to face the other.Of mothers who are already overweight before the first pregnancy and is increasing in importance in the face of the other, the risk is lower. "Our main message is that one should try to aim for a normal weight before each pregnancy," says researcher Martina Persson to the newspaper.Get the news you are going to talk about in your facebook feed — like Metro Sweden
In 1946, a British scientist named James Douglas embarked on an ambitious research project: He wanted to study every single baby born in the country in one week, March 3-9.But that was just the beginning of his story, as Helen Pearson explores in her new book "The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives," which looks at Britain's incredible history of long-term, large-scale medical studies.After the initial survey in 1946, Douglas and other scientists were able to revisit 5,362 of the 13,687 mothers originally surveyed, and once or twice every decade another survey went out.Today, about 3,000 of the tracked babies are still alive — they just celebrated their 70th birthdays this spring.The timing was fortuitous: When these babies were born, World War II had just ended and the National Health Service was about to be created.They were just in time for punch card computing to make the first big data studies possible, and they became the first generation to live with obesity on a large scale.The 1946 cohort is still teaching doctors incredible things about human health, as Pearson explains in her fascinating book.Keep reading to see some of the most important insights gleaned from 70 years of studying these 5,362 former babies.View As: One PageSlides
Nearly every food or beverage endorsed by musicians who scored a hit in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the years 2013 and 2014 is unhealthy, the study found.But the researchers have highlighted a recent trend: Modern pop stars are offered multimillion-dollar contracts to endorse fast food, sugary beverages and other junk food."Research has already shown that food advertising leads to overeating, and the food industry spends $1.8 billion per year marketing to youth alone," said lead author Marie Bragg, an assistant professor of population health at New York University NYU Langone Medical Center.The investigators next analyzed nutrition information on food labels using the nutrient profile model, the standard for child-targeted food marketing research in the UK.The model, developed based on models from the World Health Organization, provides a score that represents the healthfulness of any food product based on its nutrient content.Results showed that more than 80 percent of the food and drink products promoted by the stars were nutrient-poor.
And, in May 2016, Mitsubishi Motors Tetsuro Aikawa resigned from his position as president after the company admitted to rigging fuel-efficiency tests for years.As a startup, you're well advised to navigate cautiously around your industry s public image.Here are four steps to help you get started:1.Look at the fast-food industry, for example, which is consistently under fire for causing health problems such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even infertility.Managing your reputation is a process that never ends.Listen to what people are saying, and correct what you can.
Joanna ServaesAfter several hints that gut microbes may be key players in the obesity epidemic, a new study provides a mechanistic explanation of how the intestinal inhabitants directly induce hunger, insulin resistance, and ultimately obesity in rodents.After mice and rats were fed a high-fat diet, their gut microbes produced more acetate, a short-chain fatty acid made during bacterial fermentation.That acetate spread throughout the rodents bodies and into their brains where it activated the parasympathetic nervous system.By activating the parasympathetic nervous system, the microbe-made acetate spurred the rodents to produce more insulin, a hormone made by pancreatic β-cells that promotes calorie storage, as well as ghrelin, a hormone involved in hunger.The result was rodents that ate more developed insulin resistance—a precursor to diabetes—and became obese, the researchers report in Nature.This generates a positive feedback loop, the authors conclude—which makes sense for foraging animals, they add.
On the other side of the Atlantic, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced the introduction of a soda tax.For example, governments in both countries have grown alarmed with low savings for retirement – resulting in large part from the transition from plans with defined benefits to plans with defined contributions a euphemism for save for your own retirement .The best prospect for labeling to have an effect is through a kind of Tell-tale Heart effect, whereby food retailers and producers change their offerings or improve the nutritional content of existing selections in response to feared consumer reactions, even if such fears are only imaginary, like in the eponymous Edgar Allan Poe story.All forms of junk food, not just soda, have become progressively cheaper than healthy alternatives in recent decades.A comprehensive approachOne possible rationale for a soda tax is that the government should start by attacking the most egregious problems, and sweetened drinks are an especially attractive bull s-eye for policymakers given their lack of almost any nutritional component.But to have any prospect of significantly improving diet, a more comprehensive junk food tax would have to be levied on a much broader range of sugary, fatty and nutritionally poor foods and drinks.
It is a tough challenge, says Stefan Cats Formica, Nestlé's chief executive for research and development. We humans naturally have a craving for certain substances, so when the fat was taboo, people began eating sugar instead. Nestlé is best known for coffee, cat and dog food, milk, cereals, ice cream and chocolate - products that most people may not associate with wholesome food. But according to Stefan Cats Formica wants to see itself as a food company rather than a food company. - We are moving more and more towards a future where people want as healthily as possible. He believes that the key to getting people to eat more correctly, education, knowledge.
Image: AspireAssistThough it bears some resemblance to a Tim and Eric sketch, the AspireAssist is a very real medical device, approved by the FDA for installation in people 22 or older with a body mass index of 35 to 55, and who have failed to achieve and maintain weight loss through non-surgical weight-loss therapy.It s a bit like a colostomy, but instead of poking a portion of the stomach through the skin, a tube is installed connecting the stomach to a skinport outside the body.Shortly after eating, patients are supposed to connect the skinport to an outboard device and a bag of water.It goes like this:Open valveDrain food into toiletForce water back into the stomachRepeat for five to ten minutes until up to 30% of your meal is goneAspire advises patients to chew carefully and eat mindfully ... you know, to keep the tube from getting blocked with food bits.It s not known if patients at the end of the treatment were able to keep off the weight they d lost—one of the biggest problems in weight loss.The CDC estimates the number of adults with obesity at almost 29 percent of the US population.