High Birthweight Ups Obesity Risk in Early Childhood | Medpage Today

For some children, obesity risk may begin at birth, if not in utero, a longitudinal cohort study suggests.Children with higher-than-average weight at birth had greater odds of being obese in kindergarten through second grade, compared with children of normal birthweight, said Mark DeBoer, MD, of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and colleagues

Source: High Birthweight Ups Obesity Risk in Early Childhood | Medpage Today

Benefits of Okra for Diabetes

Be advised, it is a suggestion. There is no hard evidence that okra, or okra water is beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. There is one suggestion that has been proven to be the best solution for a diabetic condition. See your doctor.
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Okra has long been favored as a food for the health-conscious. It contains potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. It’s low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content. Recently, a new benefit of including okra in your diet is being considered. Okra has been suggested to help manage blood sugar in cases of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

Source: Benefits of Okra for Diabetes

Reasons to Avoid All Soda – That Means Diet Too | Reader’s Digest

People who drink sodas instead of healthy beverages (think low-fat milk and pure fruit juice) are less likely to get adequate vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium. What’s more, soda contains phosphoric acid, which depletes calcium and magnesium—two nutrients help keep your immunity operating at peak efficiency. Make sure you don’t skip out on these essential nutrients.

Source: Reasons to Avoid All Soda – That Means Diet Too | Reader’s Digest

Gut Guide’s 4 Ways to Fix Stress Fat

Have you heard of “Stress Fat?” It is belly fat due to stress. Maybe you picked up some comfort food after a long stressful day.  Maybe you packed into that pint of ice cream after a relationship disaster.  Maybe a few beers is how you “decompress” from the stress of work.  After a few years you notice your belly is growing.  You feel tired.  “Must be the stress,” you think.

Source: Gut Guide’s 4 Ways to Fix Stress Fat

AAMC Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program Recognized as Comprehensive Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) announces its Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program is now accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), signifying the program meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality care.

Source: AAMC Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program Recognized as Comprehensive Center

Bariatric Surgery Devices Market grows with increase in the population of obese patients | Medgadget

The global market for bariatric surgery devices is gaining traction of several factors including government initiatives to curb obesity, increase in the population of obese patients, prevalence of diabetes and heart diseases, insurance coverage, surgical advancements, and public awareness. On the other hand, the lack of awareness in the emerging economies, significantly lower disposable income in developing nations, and high cost of bariatric surgical drives are some of the challenges faced by this market.

Source: Bariatric Surgery Devices Market grows with increase in the population of obese patients | Medgadget