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Tuesday, December 25, 2012


In some women, morning sickness pregnancy may be an indicator of more serious conditions later in life, including premature birth. So women who experience severe nausea and vomiting during early pregnancy should be able to manage the condition properly.

A study states that more than 23 percent of women who experience nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) severe in early pregnancy, will experience premature birth. These conditions can impair a baby's ability to live a normal life in the womb, so that will be born before 34 weeks gestation reached.

In addition, about 31 percent more likely to have high blood pressure or preeclampsia during pregnancy compared with women who experience morning sickness ordinary and not very influential on his life.

Women are plagued by morning sickness is also two times more likely to have a low body weight during pregnancy. This can lead to low birth weight babies as well.

"These findings underscore the importance of recognizing and managing morning sickness," said Dr. Gary Stanziano, leader of the study.

Approximately 50 to 60 percent of pregnant women experience some type of morning sickness during pregnancy. About 1 percent of pregnant women experience severe morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum, which can lead to malnutrition.

Stanziano and colleagues analyzed information from 81,486 women who were pregnant between 2004 and 2011. After giving birth, women are given a question each experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy to affect her ability to perform work or daily activities.

About 5,200 women, or 6.4 percent of the participants surveyed reported experiencing nausea and vomiting that affect quality of life. About 1,800 women say it does not require intervention, while about 3,300 are dehydrated and require pharmacological treatment.

Of the participants who experienced severe nausea and vomiting, about 23 percent had low weight during pregnancy, compared to 13.7 percent of women who did not experience severe morning sickness. About 10 percent fell ill during pregnancy and having a baby with low birth weight.

The researchers are not sure why women with severe morning sickness experienced this. But poor nutrition and too little weight gain in pregnancy can lead to risk of premature birth and low birth weight infants.

Previous studies state that excessive weight gain pregnancy has been shown to dive associated with premature birth and low birth weight. But it turns out that low body weight during pregnancy also can put the same risk.

Fortunately, only a small number of pregnant women who experience severe nausea and vomiting that usually lasts more than 10 to 16 weeks gestation. If you experience this, consult with your doctor to get the best solution.

Although there is no cure for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but there are therapies that include supplementation extra hydration and nutrition on the monitoring physician.

"Changes in diet, such as eating six to seven small meals a day instead of three large meals, can also help," said Dr. Jennifer Wu, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City.

The findings were presented last week at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Dallas.

Folding a Cloth Could Loss Your Weight

Monday, November 12, 2012

Diet weight loss is quite complex. If the diet is doing too much, the result you will have a calorie deficit that endanger health. You only need to do moderate exercise combined with light activities such as folding clothes to lose weight.

Experts say that a person needs to burn 3,500 calories from the amount of calories consumed to lose 0.4536 pound of fat. But one also should not lose more than 0.9072 pounds in a week.

To start losing weight, you really just need to burn about 250 calories to 500 calories per day from your diet that you do. If you lose more calories than the amount of calories you consume each day, then you can have a calorie deficit of 1.750 to 3.500 per week.

Therefore, experts advise to do some form of mild exercise, even before the exercise, to burn around 0.2268 to 0.4536 pounds pounds a week. Light activity such as folding clothes is not really able to make you sweat or rapid heart beat, such as walking or cycling.

But with a regular light exercise such as folding clothes can repay effortless weight loss, because it can increase metabolism, reduce stress, help you sleep better and help the body fight disease.

Therefore, you should consider adding some form of mild exercise, such as folding laundry, climbing stairs, clean the house, and so in addition to regular moderate exercise that you do in order to lose weight.

You also need to be careful diet related that you live, because you may not be able to lose weight if you eat food that does not contain enough nutrition. Eating junk food will give you calories without nutritional value.

In addition, you should choose a healthy diet includes lean meats, fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy products. Avoid foods high in trans fats and cholesterol, and more added sugar and salt.

Try to eat 6 small meals a day instead of eating 3 big meals a day. This will make you feel full all the time, but it also can make you free from the desire to eat junk food.

A Mistake That Make You Easy To Starve

People who easily feel hungry despite just finished eating, probably because of health problems such as diabetes. But it may have been caused by the mistakes you make when eating.

Hunger may increase the desire to re-grab the food, making you eat too much, and cause obesity. Note 6 things that can cause excessive hunger despite just ate, (11/06/2012), the following:

1. Eating salty foods
Researchers have found that you may feel full after eating salty foods, but high salinity can affect the sensors associated with the satisfaction of hunger and desire to eat again.

2. Eating foods diet
Usually, a low-fat diet are containing of more sugars, carbohydrates, and sodium to create a delicious flavor. But a study published in the journal Nutrition suggests that the sweetener in diet foods or beverages can actually stimulate the appetite.

Before choosing a diet, make sure to read the nutrition label. Choose a diet containing certain nutrients such as calcium, omega-3 and low in saturated fat, and avoid foods that contain high levels of dietary sweeteners and sodium.

3. Drinking soda or alcoholic beverages before meals
Drinking carbonated or alcoholic beverages before meals can produce acid in the stomach, so that when the food started to go into the stomach, the digestive organs are ready to digest food. It can speed up the process of digestion and makes you quickly feel hungry.

4. Eat less protein
Proteins can affect feelings of fullness in the stomach and the brain. So someone needs to eat foods that contain protein that are not easily hungry. According to recent research, people who eat a diet of 15 percent protein level is lower than the total calorie of food consumed, will find it easy at all hungry.

Eat foods rich in protein at the breakfast table, like a boiled egg, whole grain cereals, and yogurt so you do not easily feel hungry throughout the day. This can prevent you from eating snacks excessive because too hungry before lunch time.

5. Eating foods that contain herbs and certain spices
The spices have health benefits for the body, of which increase appetite. But some certain herbs can make you feel hungry despite just ate, including mustard, turmeric, ginger and parsley.

Mustard can increase the flow of saliva and digestive juices that can stimulate appetite. Turmeric, ginger and parsley contain certain substances that can affect the brain to stimulate the appetite.

6. Eating foods that contain high fructose corn syrup
High-fructose corn syrup is a sweetener that is very harmful to health and is a major cause of obesity and diabetes. Unlike sugar, this sweetener can cause a person to become addicted to sweets. So you still are not satisfied despite just ate.

Want a Comfy Sleep Every Night? Less Your Belly Fat!

Not getting good quality of time and sleep can be caused by many factors. But the new study found that if want to get a good night's sleep, you should reduce the fat that accumulates in the abdomen.

U.S. researchers found people who lost weight 6 kg and reduced waist fat; it can improve the quality of sleep better at 20 percent.

On the other hand, people who are overweight or obese, especially the fat that accumulates in the abdomen tend to have trouble sleeping. This was disclosed by researchers from Johns Hopkins University, USA.

In this study, researchers recruited 77 people who all are overweight or obese, and were randomly divided into 2 groups. The diet and exercise group, while the other group only intervention diet.

The participants also filled out a survey about the quality of sleep at the beginning and end of the study to identify sleep problems, including sleep apnea, daytime fatigue, insomnia, restless sleep, excessive sleeping and the use of sedatives. In addition, the researchers also measured body mass index and the amount of abdominal fat from all participants.

"We found an increase in sleep time was significantly associated with reduced overall weight, especially belly fat," said Kerry Stewart of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea causes the muscles in the airway collapses during sleep, thus inhibiting breathing. This condition will deteriorate if a person is overweight, especially the accumulation of fat in the abdomen.

During this sleep disorder sleep apnea has been linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and fatigue during the day. For those people with this condition are advised to have a healthy weight and reduce fat accumulates in the abdomen.

In fact, good quality sleep is important for physical and mental health, as well as for a healthy cardiovascular system. For that as much as possible the time and someone gets enough quality sleep every day.

Having Trouble Concentrate? Gargle With Sugar Water

Friday, November 9, 2012


If you have trouble concentrating but have to finish a job, jack your concentration with gargle of sugar water. According to the study, glucose can improve self-control and makes you more focused.

A study conducted at the University of Georgia states that gargling with sugar water can increase self-control. The study involved 51 students who were asked the following two types of self-control tests.

The first test aimed to deplete self-control, which research participants were asked to doodle a statistics book page freely and fully as possible. Since there is no specific limit, it makes the participants to devote all abilities, expressions and emotions into the streaks.

Then, participants were asked to perform a Stroop test to determine how much a person's ability to recognize colors when colors are presented in the form of words.

For example, a word inscribed 'blue' appears on the screen, but the word is colored 'red'. Participants had to guess the color of the writing, not the words inscribed on the screen. With this test, researchers can determine how far participants can control themselves and concentrate in seeing color and not read the words.

Half of the study participants were asked to gargle with a sweet drink made from natural sugar before the Stroop test. Students who gargled with water sugar significantly faster in responding to the color rather than words.

"Glucose can boost energy quickly, making the brain more easily concentrate again after making a mess of self-control such destructive doodle," said Leonard Martin, a professor of psychology who led the study.

It seems simple carbohydrate glucose sensor stimulates the tongue to transmit signals to the brain motivation. This signal is then helps the brain tells the body to better self-control and focus. The results are then published in the journal Psychological Science.

Lack of Sleep can Trigger Diabetes

Sunday, October 21, 2012


People who are always lack of sleep will face greater consequences than fatigue and hard to concentrate. According to the study, poor sleep habits in the long run increase the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Scientists are investigating the reasons behind the increased risk. Some research suggests that our sleep patterns affect blood sugar levels, a hormone that controls appetite, and even the brain's perception of high-calorie foods.

A small-scale study published in the journal The Annals of Internal Medicine, adds to evidence, particularly at the cellular level. Lack of sleep apparently reduces the ability of fat cells to respond to insulin, the hormone that regulates metabolism and plays a major role in diabetes.

In the study the participants were asked to sleep 8 nights in a sleep laboratory. During the first 4 nights they sleep normal hours, and 4 hours of sleep the next night they were only limited to 4.5 hours.

Apparently, after 4 nights of sleep deprivation, insulin sensitivity fall 16 percent respondents. Furthermore, the insulin sensitivity of fat cells, down to 30 percent at those experienced by the obese or diabetic.

"Fat cells require sleep, and if hours of sleep are deprivation metabolically they will be disturbed," said Matthew Brady, a senior researcher.

When resistance insulin that once temporarily becomes frequent, the excess blood sugar and cholesterol will accumulate in the bloodstream, triggering heart disease and diabetes.

Brady said it is not known how the fat cells to recognize when we are lack of sleep. Probably due to lack of sleep will give your body's stress response, causing the release of the stress hormone hydrocortisone and norepinephrine, associated with insulin resistance.

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