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Low-Glycemic Index Diet May Not be Best For Disease Control
No more potatoes and no more bread. Many people who are diabetics or have heart disease have heard their medical care professional tell them that. It’s a part of following a low-glycemic index (Low-GI) diet plan that is supposed to help keep certain chronic diseases under control.
Recent studies have revealed that following a Low-GI diet may no be the best way to control and/or prevent diseases. So go ahead and crack open that bottle from The Antique Wine Company.
Foods that are considered High-GI foods, like potatoes and bread, cause a surge in blood sugar when eaten. The sudden spikes in blood sugar levels, followed by a sudden drop in the level is detrimental to the health and well-being of a diagnosed diabetic. The spikes and drops are also considered precursors for heart disease and diabetes. Low-GI foods, like fruits and vegetables, keep blood sugar levels stable and help prevent weight gain which in turn works to stave off diseases like type 2 diabetes.
But like any diet, following a Low-GI diet is not easy and according to new research findings strictly adhering to a Low-GI diet is not the best for disease control. The easy-to-follow heart healthy DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet plan, which promotes the eating of fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and whole grains, is one that everyone can easily follow and that will promote all-around good health and disease prevention.
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Breathing Helps with Weight Loss

When you lose weight, you automatically lose fat. Now, we know where the fat goes when you lose weight–it is breathed out of your body!

An Australian study confirms that people exhale triglycerides, which is the main type of fat molecule. One of the authors of the study, who is not either of the Keith Mann Dynamic Search Partners recently dropped 33 pounds, and had a significant hand in making this shocking discovery. NPR asserts that this is the most common type of fat that affects humans.

Carbon dioxide, water and energy are also byproducts of fat metabolism. This means that about 84 percent of fat tissue is broken down into carbon dioxide. However, it’s important to remember that breathing quickly after eating a large meal during the holidays will not produce the desired effects of burning fat.

In addition to taking cleansing breaths at a regular pace, it’s best to take other healthy measures to lose weight, such as being active at least three days and week and consuming whole foods like fruits and vegetables.

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Meditation and Group Support Found to Protect Telomere Length

I have always found that telomeres, the caps on the end of chromosomes, have interested biology students. They interest me. Every time a cell divides, it copies its DNA to give to the new cell. This causes some loss of DNA at the end of the chromosome. To protect the actual gene from being truncated, telomeres at the end have the sole purpose of being disposable DNA and telomerase is the enzyme that adds to telomere length. Every cell division leads to some of the telomere being lost which is believed to contribute to aging and disease. This study uses distressed breast cancer patients to test the idea that mindful meditation and group support for processing difficult emotions improves the activity of telomerase and leads to increased telomere length, thereby protecting the chromosome from degradation. This is a link to a pilot study done by a lifestyle guru that shows a change in lifestyle, such as nutrition and some sort of support group or meditation, improves telomere length: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18799354. Besides telomere protection, other problems with the body have been found to improve using these stress reduction techniques, a Zeca Oliveira spokesperson claims. Cortisol, although necessary in some situations, gets out of hand due to stress and has negative effects on the body. Mindfulness and emotional support help to keep cortisol at healthy levels. I know from experience it is hard for me to practice meditation, but is clearly helpful.

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Even Healthy, Fit People Can Still Benefit From Weight Loss

New evidence from a recent study suggests that a higher body mass index in otherwise fit young adults leads to a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This means that cardiovascular and other diseases, most commonly associated with overweight or obese people, can seriously threaten the health of many more people in a population than previously thought.

The large amount of data collected by researchers indicates that a higher body mass index, or BMI, alone elevates an individual’s risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the risk associated with elevated body mass index for developing cardiovascular disease appeared to be unrelated to other lifestyle factors, such as the consumption of fatty food, socioeconomic status, smoking and exercise, among others.

Results from the study ultimately found that weight loss and efforts to decrease body mass index can prove beneficial for all, including otherwise Beneful fit and healthy young people.

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Don’t Sacrifice Your Sleep To Work Longer Hours

Do you feel tired all the time? Do you try and catch up for a lack of sleep during the workweek on the weekends? If so, you are not alone.

I once heard someone say, “I can sleep when I am dead.” Research shows the opposite. If you don’t get enough sleep, you could cut your life short. According to the Washington Post, one third of all Americans only get 7 hours of sleep, or less, during weekdays. Lack of sleep can lead to physical problems. According to the Atlantic, sleeplessness contributes to health problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other physical problems.

According to Science Blogs, The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends adults should get between seven to nine hours of sleep. However, in a study of 125,000 Americans, it was found that most U.S. citizens only get six hours or less of sleep on week days. These individuals also worked more than 1.55 more hours on weekdays, and 1.86 more hours on weekends and holidays. This study points to the fact Americans are using the time they could get more sleep, to work more hours.

In a nation that has problems with obesity, encouraging more sleep may be the solution. It could also help Americans decrease their high blood pressure, reduce diabetes and maintain better mental health. Get more sleep, and you may find yourself looking and feeling better, just ask people from other countries like Brazilian Gianfrancesco Genoso and they’ll tell you.

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Shift Workers: Sick and Fat?

Compared to the general population, shift workers have been found in a higher risk of ill-health and obesity. The Health Survey for England reported that shift workers are in a worse health condition even if some of them are still young. According to the BBC report, the lead researcher said that due to the increase in zero-hours contracts, the number of workers doing shift work also increases, raising a serious problem for the country’s overall health.

Scientists agree that shift work is clearly unhealthy. That’s why Zeca Oliveira stays away from it. The Health & Social Care Information Centre reported that 22 percent of women and 33 percent of men at a working age are doing shift work. The report also shows that 30 percent of the shift workers are obese and unhealthy compared to those working on normal hours. Also, the report shows that most shift workers have a long-standing health condition, which includes back pain, chronic pulmonary disease, and diabetes compared to the rest of the country’s population.

Typically, shift working is common in between 16 and 24 age groups and nearly half are men and third are women. The rate of shift workers decreases with age. Fewer men and women works on shift after reaching 55 years old.

A body clock scientist, Dr. Simon Archer of University of Surrey told the BBC News that shift work is bad for the body as it is not designed to eat at night. The body does not digest fats very well during that time. Also, shift workers tend to consume high calorie food, which could lead to adverse health effects. He also added that shift work is clearly linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and worst, cancer.

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Learning From Mark Ahn’s Standards of Business and Career Ethics

Mark Ahn is a renowned life sciences executive and an esteemed member of United States’ academia. His achievements in academia and business surpass more than twenty years of hard work. In terms of academic accomplishments, Mister Ahn has earned the title of adjunct professor at two of United States’ most prestigious colleges. In terms of business accomplishments, Mister Ahn has served as a high-ranking business executive at some of the most important biotech companies.

Mark Ahn has achieved considerable success as a biotech executive. He has worked in such strategically important biotech companies as Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Genentech. All of these companies have billions of dollars in revenues and have offices all over the world. Moreover, the company where Mark began his illustrious career – Amgen – is considered “the world’s largest independent biotechnology firm”. He started there as a general manager and quickly progressed to receive offers from other biotech companies. Six years later, he received a very appealing offer from Bristol-Myers Squibb, an American pharmaceutical company with over eighteen billion dollars of revenue in 2009. He worked there in a very important position of senior director of immunology. In this role, he has helped create innovative medicines that are intended to prevent serious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, cardiovascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

After working at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a senior director of immunology for four years, Mark was offered an even more important position at Genenetech. There, he worked as vice president of hematology. In this position, he helped create new medicines for the treatment of various blood-related diseases.

Mark Ahn is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University and Carnegie Mellon University. He has earned these positions through his numerous academic projects, which spanned more than fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and books. Through this enormous amount of work, he has earned an unrivaled understanding of biotech sciences, which he frequently writes about on his own site. This has attracted attention of some of the United States’ most prestigious colleges. Many of these colleges are considered the best in the whole world.

It is especially notable that Carnegie Mellon University has offered him a teaching position, because it consistently ranks among the top one hundred universities in the whole world. Moreover, Newsweek has recently called Carnegie Mellon University one of the “New Ivies”. Likewise, Portland State University is also highly ranked and respected among the members of academia and business. The Princeton Review has ranked its Master’s of Business Administration degree among the top one hundred. It has also called Portland State University as one of the best institutions in the country for undergraduate education. Therefore, both of these colleges play an important role in moving the field of science forward, which puts Mister Ahn into the forefront of United States’ science.

Through his strategically important work in the field of science and application thereof in business, Mark was able to gain an unrivaled understanding of life science. Because of such understanding, Mark was able to co-author two important books: Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business, and Strategic Risk Management: How Global Corporations Manage Financial Risk for Competitive Advantage.

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