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The American Diet - The typical American diet has become a very controversial and touchy topic that can easily offend some people. Many people from different walks of life all have the same problem in the U.S., their growing waistline. Does fault lie with the nations culture or is the fault our own. Many foods commonly eaten in the U.S. are considered fatty or unhealthy yet many Americans eat them anyway though the information and facts are clearly labeled on the packages of the food we consume. Are there any religious reasons behind our terrible diet choices....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle]
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Children's Health Research - The method behind this study was a retrospective, descriptive quantitative research project. It looked at overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) in children six to eleven years of age. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1999 to 2008 was the database that the statistics for this study were derived from. Protection of Human Rights In the protection of human rights, the institutional review board (IRB) gave approval for this particular study. The sample of children involved in this study assented to and consent was obtained from their guardians through the NHANES staff members....   [tags: obesity, overweight, nutrition]
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Healthy Eating Habits - More than half of adults in the United States are estimated to be overweight or obese (cite-hp pg 28). Obesity is a result of complex variety of social, behavioral, cultural, environmental, physiological and genetic factors (cite-hp pg 28). Efforts to develop healthy eating habits to maintain a healthy weight index should start early in childhood throughout teenage years to adulthood. Studies have shown the different eating habits according to gender and socioeconomic factors as well as, ways to enhance healthy eating habits and discourage poor eating habits....   [tags: obesity, nutrition, food]
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Fast Food Among KPTM Students - The purpose of this research is to determine the level of acceptance and consumption of fast food among students in Kolej Poly-Tech Mara (KPTM). In addition, the aim of the study is to determine the level of knowledge of the respondents on the basic of food intake. Other than that, the purpose of research is want to know the different among gender taken the fast food. Students like to eat fast food as it is delicious , inexpensive, and fast to serve. They are also like to hang out with friends and sit at the fast food restaurant, for example Kentucky Fried Chiken Restaurant (KFC) and McDonald (Mcd) as the places are famous and comfortable with air-conditioning, and can access the internet, b...   [tags: gender, restaurant, health, nutrition, Malaysia]
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Food Ethics: Should Environmentalists Oppose Genetically Modified Food? - I will argue that environmentalists should not oppose genetically modified foods. Genetically modified foods or GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) are crop plants that are modified in a laboratory to enhance desired traits, to offer greater yields, to improve pest and disease resistance, to increase nutrition, or to boost tolerance to temperature extremes, drought, and salinity (The Hutchinson Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide). This controversial concept has been debated among environmental activists, public interest groups, and other scientists and government officials since GMOs were introduced in 1996....   [tags: crop plants, nutrition, agriculture, GMO]
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GMOs, Growth Hormones, & Antibiotics in food animals - If people were to become antibiotic-resistant, how would we cure the diseases that are incurable without antibiotics. When at the doctors receiving medicine, most people don't realize they are receiving a form of antibiotics. If us humans became resistant to this drug then Scarlet fever, the flu, and even a common cold would become severe problems because many americans have never fought away these illnesses without the help of antibiotics. Growth hormones (GH) are also commonly used today in CAFOs....   [tags: food, nutrition value, transgenic hormones]
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Food Industry: Nestle CSR Strategy Essay - Nestle was established in 1866 at Vevey, Switzerland. Nestle is one of the largest food industry and has many locations in the United States included other countries as well. Nestle is labeled as focusing on nutrition, health and wellness, which have been the world’s most controversial corporations. In the past decade, Nestlé’s name was expanding due to boycott, over the marketing of infant formula that they created in the poor countries, which causes infants to get sick. Recently, Nestle is one of the major targets of the global movement against water industry....   [tags: nutrition, health and wellness, child labor]
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Solving the Childhood Obesity Epidemic - Obesity has increased drastically in today’s society. Alarmingly, present day generations show childhood obesity to be a growing crisis. Viewed as an epidemic, childhood obesity is sweeping across the United States and creating a public health crisis (Henry). Obesity in young children is contributed by different factors. Many are based off of lifestyles and peer pressure in schools and in households. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2004), over 16 percent of children and adolescents from 6 to 19 years of age are overweight and/or obese” (Green 915)....   [tags: overweight, nutrition, children, physical activity]
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Obesity among Latino Women - Obesity among Hispanic Latino women between the ages of twenty and sixty-four years old is a current health disparity in the United States. Nutrition, physical activity and obesity are one of the twelve leading health indicators categorized as significant public health issues by Healthy People 2020. Obesity is classified as anyone who exceeds body mass index (BMI) of thirty. According to Women’s Health, three in four Latino women are overweight or obese ("Overweight and obesity," 2010). Compared to other ethnicities, Hispanic Latino women were 1.36 times more likely to be overweight/obese than non-Hispanic white women (Vahratian, 2009)....   [tags: nutrition, physical activity, health, diet]
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Obesity, Children and Physical Education - Today, it is no secret that America is overweight. Although we still remain the land of the free, we are looked at by the rest of the world as “the fat country”. This is a label that we are not proud of and each day more and more people are becoming aware of the new epidemic called Obesity. In the article “Childhood Obesity in New York City Elementary School Students”, the author Lorna E. Thorpe discusses the numbers and statistics of how many kids are really overweight. “ Findings from the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that in 1999-2000, the prevalence of obesity among children aged six through eleven years was 15 percent” (Thorpe et al....   [tags: Health, Education, Nutrition, Weight Loss] 1273 words
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Poverty in America: Hungry Children - Hungry Children The United States is known as a the wealthiest country on the planet. There are many poor people in this country that can't afford to buy food for their families; many are homeless. “While hunger affects people of all ages, it's particularly devastating for children even short-term episodes of hunger can cause lasting damage" (“Child Nutrition Programs"). Child hunger in the United States is caused by poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, and food shortage; however there are many solutions to this problem like FRAC strategies, food banks, summer feeding programs, and backpack feeding programs....   [tags: child nutrition, food bank, homeless]
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Analysis of the SNAP Program - SNAP is the foundation of nutrition assistance programs. This program provides over 47 million individuals in nearly 23 million low-income households. The eligibility is not restricted to certain groups of individuals, and because of this, SNAP serves a vast amount of families with children, elderly people, and individuals with disabilities. Others eligible for SNAP include families with adults who work in low-wage jobs, unemployed workers, and those with a fixed income. The SNAP Program assists about 72 percent of people who live in households with children....   [tags: nutrition, snap households, recovery act]
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Aspartame Poison Century - Aspartame Poison Century Thalidomide is 90 years of aspartame, a.k.a. NutraSweet, Finn, Zero Cal, and other trademarks. The text of the American researcher Barbara Alexander Mullarkey was aired on the Internet by Betty Martini and his original can be found in http://www.dorway.com. This is a free radical for the Portuguese, made by me, Beatriz Medina in July 1996. Aspartame can be considered thalidomide 90s. With names NutraSweet, Finn ZeroCal and other trademarks, sweeteners with aspartame are extremely dangerous because they are present in todaparte in dietetic foods, supposedly healthy, and even children's vitamins, medicines, puddings, gelatin and softening the more innocent coffee....   [tags: Nutrition] 1256 words
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The hCG Diet - The hCG diet was designed nearly 50 years ago by a British physician whose belief that a hormone found in pregnant women would help people lose weight rapidly and reduce fat. This diet demands that a person’s caloric intake be no more than 500 calories a day along with a daily injection of hCG. hCG is also known as human chorionic gonadotropin. It is also available in pill form or drops. hCG has proven to be an acceptable diet program that millions of dieters have reaped benefits from. It can help a dieter lose up to a pound a day with some people losing even more, as well as keeping the weight off after returning to a normal lifestyle....   [tags: Nutrition] 1493 words
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Beat The Meat - Meat, everyone loves meat. Well, except for vegetarians. I for one am a meat lover; if you asked me to choose between a healthy salad and an oily heart attack burger, I would go for the burger. I eat fast food once in a while, and I do like the burgers. At times, I would wonder where the meat comes from since it tastes different from burgers that come from actual restaurants. Many people other than me eat fast food daily and have become a habit for them. In addition, due to the rise in costumers, fast food industries opened many more restaurants, which led to a higher demand of meat....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Sugar Coated Lies - The massive appeal for artificial sugars and sweeteners in America started out in the 1970s and 1980s and has affected American eating habits ever since by its dominance as the most used form of sugar. (Frincu-Mallos). Parallel to its introduction to the food industry, American society at that time was struggling with an onslaught of health problems and diseases. Some have wondered if there is a relationship between the introduction of artificial sweeteners and the rise in American health problems....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Farm to Table - “Don’t put that in your mouth!” Many of us remember our parents saying those very words whenever we would try to sample some odd find, whether it was a toy, rock or plain old dirt. Nowadays, more and more people are saying just that in regards to fruits and vegetables grown the conventional way, and saying yes to organically grown produce. From healthier food to an economic boost to helping protect our environment, organic produce has several advantages over regular produce. Perhaps the most important benefit is to the consumer, in terms of health benefits....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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An Individual's Fight - Americans are known around the globe for being some of the most productive people. Taking a glimpse back into the United States history will yield evidence of monumental innovation and development. Some might say that the one industry that has stood tall in this forward progress is the food trade. It is not at all difficult to understand this businesses growth; as it is tied to the fundamental foundation of America itself – expansion. Since the first account of Europeans setting foot and exploring US soil, they uncovered a richness of natural resources needed to sustain a health and vibrant life....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Sucrase Isomaltase Deficiecncy - Sucrase isomaltase deficiency is a disorder that affects normal carbohydrate digestion and therefore absorption, and leads to sucrose intolerance. Intolerance is described as clinical symptoms that are caused by sugar malabsorption (Scriver et al, 2001), in the case of sucrose intolerance this refers to the inability to digest and absorb sucrose, leading to several abdominal symptoms. Although sucrase isomaltase deficiency is not a fatal condition, it can cause suffers discomfort and therefore changes to the diet need to be made in order to avoid the symptoms caused by the deficiency....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Just One Piece - How many people have sadly turned their back on a tempting piece of chocolate. Chocolate has often been maligned as an unhealthy snack, and it is taken for granted that eating it can only have adverse effects. But can this be true. Although it cannot be denied that chocolate does, more often than not, bring about health problems, recent studies have shown that the consumption of chocolate can indeed have beneficial effects. This essay will explore some of the pros and cons of eating chocolate and attempt to determine whether or not people can succumb to the temptation of the cacao sweet....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Fast Food Addiction - In looking below the surface of America’s love affair with fast foods, research finds some revealing manifestations that are propelling increasing obesity rates and are thus pushing us toward a growing health epidemic. The increasingly busy lifestyles of our society along with our overreliance on processed and pre-packaged foods are driving the multi-billion dollar food industry today. The food industries' strategy to optimize profits through mass produced and processed foods is creating physically addictive products similar to tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs with equally predictable consequences....   [tags: Nutrition ] 1452 words
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Who’s to Blame? - In today’s society a huge issue is that we constantly hear about the food industry in America. We often hear in the news that obesity rates have increased, or that Americans have many diseases that contribute to being obsessed. We also hear that foods are contaminated with bacteria like E.Coi l. “What You Eat is Your Business” by Radley Balko expresses that people are at fault for making such unhealthy food choices. Others argue that the food industry is to blame for being so unhealthy. In the film Food Inc (2008) American journalist, Eric Schlosser states, “There is a deliberate veil, that’s dropped between us and where our food is coming from....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Lunch Lady Blues - In recent years America’s health and economy have become a hot topic of debate in legislative offices. Recent legislation concerning the food served in schools nationwide has undergone changes that have cause widespread debate on the role of the federal government in students’ lives, the possible effects on the industry that supply food to schools and the effects on the schools and students themselves. In some cases the debated changes are welcomed with open arms and are merely formalities, in others the changes are reasons to lobby congress to convince them that pizza is counted as a vegetable because it has tomato paste....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Steps in Mushroom Cultivation - Mushrooms is unique creature in the living world cannot be classified neither plant nor animal. It has become one of human food sources. There has been recent finding of interest in mushroom not only as a health vegetable which rich in protein but it also important as sources of biologically active compound of medical value. Based on Ooi & Liu (2000) schizophyllan from S. commune and lentinan, an interferon-stimulating polysaccharide produced by L. edodes are products that have been isolated from mushroom to make anti-cancer drugs....   [tags: grain spawn, nutrition, oyster musrooms]
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Is Obesity an Epidemic? - Bodies: Biology to Blushing Is There an Obesity Epidemic. The World Health Organization defines obesity as the “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. (WHO, 2012). It is considered to be a medical condition which may reduce a person's life expectancy due to the negative effect it can have on our health and well-being. An epidemic is said to affect a disproportionately large number of people in a population and spreads rapidly. In recent decades, it has been suggested that we are facing an ‘obesity epidemic’....   [tags: excesive fat, poor nutrition, poverty]
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Nutrtion Diet Program Analysis - Jean Nidetch initially created the Weight Watchers diet plan in 1963 when she invited friends over for a weekly meeting about weight loss. Weight Watcher is now in 30 different countries around the world. In North America 20,000, meetings are held each week. (Northwestern, 2005) This diet is a weight loss program derived through the study of science. By keeping up to date on the latest medical and scientific research, Weight Watchers is able to keep their program constantly changing, evolving, and becoming a state-of-the-art program....   [tags: essays research papers] 816 words
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Teenage Eating Habits - Obesity in adults has recently become a big issue. With more and more adults becoming obese every day it’s pretty obvious why it’s become such a big deal. People everywhere are now exercising more to get fit, but most the time they forget to improve their nutrition. The obesity rate in adults isn’t the only thing to rise greatly. Teenagers and kids are now facing the same problems with obesity as adults are. The main problems that cause obesity are poor nutrition and a lack of exercise. Many people now are focus on exercising and forgetting how big of a role nutrition plays in weight....   [tags: obesity, health, nutrition, fast food]
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Book Review: Be Healthy! It’s a girl thing: food, fitness and feeling great - Book Review: Be Healthy. It’s a girl thing: food, fitness and feeling great Reviewed by Be Healthy. It’s a girl thing: food, fitness, and feeling great, guarantees to peek the appetites of young girls seeking recipes that targets nutrition, physical fitness, and positive self-assurance. Delectable entrees are featured in the seventeen chapters that incorporate the lowdown on food basics, illustrate how the human body is energized, offer tips for proper shopping, expose the facts about food labels, encourage physical activity to boost self-esteem, and draw up the Cactus Plant that will lead one into a healthy eating pattern....   [tags: Nutrition Health Book Review] 1546 words
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Hunger in India - In recent years people often suppose that the hunger might be understood as weakness caused by not enough nutrition. Actually, there are some different meanings between hunger and malnutrition. In general, they are existing as complex difficulty and people can not solve them separately. In some countries the percentage of hunger index is so high like in case of India. Moreover, the study of global hunger was shown that a great deal of humanity suffer from this issue every year. In order to fight with hunger it is important to understand basic principles which lead to happening of hunger....   [tags: agriculture, scarcity, food, nutrition, starvation]
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Junk Food: Can What We Eat Change How We Behave? - Junk Food: Can What We Eat Change How We Behave. Ice cream, chocolate, McDonald’s hamburgers, potato chips, and hot dogs, all symbolize a taboo in our society. Honey, wheat germ, fruit juices, and sprouts, take on a certain manna in our society. For years, our society has been involved with a health food movement. We are carrying this movement with us to every new day, every new year, and now into a new century. As we go into the new century, "our emphasis, is on "wellness" and prevention rather than on illness and curing" (Dubisch, 1999, p.325)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Essays Papers]
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The Relationship Between Anemia and Nutritional Issues - The Relationship Between Anemia and Nutritional Issues INTRODUCTION "Anemia can be defined as a decrease in the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood caused by low hemoglobin concentration" ("A Practical Guide", 1). "Cells in the body require oxygen to fully utilize fuels. The oxygen is transported from the lungs to tissues throughout the body via red blood cells. Oxygen binds to hemoglobin, a specific molecule within each red blood cell. This molecule consists of heme, which is a red pigment, and globin, which is a protein....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 3629 words
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Feeding Your Pets the Healthy Way and The Right Way - Pet owners consider their pet part of the family most of the time. You treat your pet the best you can because they are people who are very dear to you. So why would you feed your family food that will harm their health. Would you ever think that something called BARF could be healthy for your family pet. When it stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones and Raw Food it certainly does mean it is healthy. Feeding your dog or cat a nutritionally balanced raw food diet is a beneficial way of allowing the, to live long healthy lives....   [tags: pet care, pet nutrition, rew food diet]
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The Elderly and Malnutrition - The Elderly and Malnutrition         At any age, nutrition is vital to maintaining health and enhancing quality of life.  However, achieving good nutrition can be especially difficult for the elderly, the fastest growing portion of America's population.  Many factors, including physiological changes, changes in nutritional needs, illness and physical limitations, food-medication interactions, depression and loneliness, and food insecurity are common causes of malnutrition in the elderly.  This paper will explore factors affecting elderly nutrition, provide suggestions for obtaining and maintaining good nutrition after age 65, and describe the services available to help the elderl...   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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A Miracle Cure for Obesity - A Miracle Cure for Obesity. "After only 7 days of taking Stimulife 750, I have lost 4 pounds, and I feel great, and I am not starving myself." --George M., Arizona "This isn’t like dieting. I can eat my favorite foods and not feel the guilt and still lose weight and inches." --Rita M., Nevada "I used to go stand in front of the refrigerator and stare in, looking for something. I was always craving food. Now that my body is getting the nutrients it needs, I do not feel the need to munch all the time....   [tags: Health Nutrition Essays]
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Fruits and Vegetables: Contamination and Food Borne Illnesses - Fruits and vegetables are two foods that are ate every day all around the world. They are a source of good nutrition and we are recommended to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to stay healthy. As the world’s demand for fruits and vegetables increases, there is a need to find new technologies that allow the growth of larger fruits and vegetables as well as higher yields. With this new technology, however, come the troubles of more bacteria and food borne illnesses. There has been a rise of these illnesses, and in turn recalls on vegetables and fruits all over the world....   [tags: nutrition, technology, food borne illness, diet]
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Slim-Fast® and Weight Loss - Slim-Fast® and Weight Loss A Little History Lesson According to Good Housekeeping, the liquid diet drink trend began in the early 1930’s, with “Dr. Stoll’s Diet-Aid, the Natural Reducing Food.” This low-calorie product, a combination of milk chocolate, starch, whole wheat, and bran, mixed with water to create drinks that replaced breakfast and lunch (http://homearts.com/gh/health/07nutrb2.htm). Since then, numerous liquid products and other diet-aid derivatives have entered the market promising to shed weight and encouraging healthy lifestyles....   [tags: Diet Health Nutrition Papers]
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Dietary Assessment - A dietary assessment method is a critical component in many aspects of nutritional epidemiology such as evaluating energy and nutrient intake in free-living individuals (Taren, et al., 2002). The purpose of dietary assessment data collection is to establish the causal associations between diet and disease aetiology (Jain, et al., 1996). However, it is very difficult to measure exactly how much food people eat or to determine the nutrient content of the diet (Wild, et al., 2001). Therefore, the valid and precise techniques are required to estimate accurate and detailed information on food and nutrient intake as well as eating patterns for identification of the dietary influence on health and...   [tags: Nutrition, Diet, Disease] 704 words
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Weight Loss - ... It is very important that a diet to have an appropriate amount of quantity of servings from a variety of food choices which can provide the nutrients which others might not. For example, a diet must have milk for xxx, meat for xxx, fruits for xxx and vegetables for xxx. Atkins diet does not provide the appropriate balance on his diet. He does not allowed people to eat fruits and dairy products during the first step of the diet. He mostly encourages you to eat another type of nutrients that are higher in fat such as saturated fats as other fats, every thing is high in calories....   [tags: obesity, nutrition, calories] 1134 words
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Pass the Potato Chips - Pass the Potato Chips Has mankind discovered some fantastic substitute for fat to enable people to eat as many snacks as possible without gaining weight. Recently, Proctor & Gamble developed Olestra (sucrose polyester), a zero calorie fat-based substitute, at a cost of $200 million. This product has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) with warning labels. What is olestra. The olestra molecule differs from a fat molecule in that it has six to eight fatty acids on a sucrose core, as opposed to three fatty acids on a glycerol core....   [tags: Health Nutrition Food Papers]
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Herbal Weight Loss Products - Herbal Weight Loss Products An analysis of two particularly controversial products Herbal remedies, along with vitamins and various other types of dietary supplements, have long been popular with the customers of health food stores. But now they are part of a boom in alternative remedies and are widely available in supermarkets and pharmacies. In recent months, there has been an incredible surge in the sheer volume of scientific studies that have discussed the effectiveness of such herbal products....   [tags: Diet Health Nutrition Papers]
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Weight Issues In Wrestling - Weight Issues In Wrestling What do Billy Saylor (19 years old) at Campbell University in North Carolina, Joseph LaRosa (22) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and Jeff Reese (21) at the University of Michigan all have in common. They are all dead now, victims of one of the ghastly secrets of college wrestling. All three boys were engaged in dehydrating practices trying to lose weight in order to qualify for their first college-wrestling matches. Reese was trying to lose 17 pounds so that he could wrestle in the 150-pound weight class....   [tags: Health Nutrition Essays]
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Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition - Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition Every morning when I wake up the first thought in my mind is usually: FOOD. I often lie in bed for a few extra minutes, planning out what I am going to eat for breakfast. Seldom as I go through this routine do I stop to think about those who are less fortunate than me. I often take for granted that everyone wakes up and eats breakfast. But this is far from true, not everyone shares the luxuries that we have in the United States. Some people wake up and wonder if they will eat at all that day, let alone eat breakfast....   [tags: Nutrition Pyramid Health] 1151 words
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Paleolithic Health - Paleolithic Health Could we, as a society be healthier. There are many components that make up a healthy lifestyle and everyone has there own opinion. Looking back to Paleolithic times can help put “health” into perspective. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, Paleolithic is defined as, “Of or relating to the cultural period of ht Stone Age beginning with the earliest chipped stone tools, about 750,000 years ago, until the beginning of the Mesolithic Period, about 15,000 years ago.” Getting back to the roots of what man needs to survive can help pinpoint what the components of a healthy lifestyle are....   [tags: Society, Stone Age, Nutrition] 734 words
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American Diets - Throughout the years, many diet books, pills, and plans have been tried and, most often, failed. People still go after them, however, because of the statistics: 64% of adults and 33% of children and teens are considered overweight, and 30% of American adults are morbidly obese. Fat people are discriminated against at work, school, and in social situations. Obviously, they’ll want to do something to change that. That’s where the diets come in. Popular diet pills over the years have been controversial, ever-changing, and always expanding in numbers and names: Trilene, Trimspa, Metabolife360, and Alli, just to name a few....   [tags: Nutrition] 765 words
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So Sweet - What is sweet. People in this country have strayed from what Mother Nature provides as sweet and delightful. The consumption of fruits was once gratifying enough to quench the curiosity of the sweet tooth without consequence. Nowadays people don’t have the time to eat organic foods and instead opted for the convenience of mass-produced, heavily processed and nutrient deprived fast foods and beverages. Most of these factory produced food products today are extremely sugary. That sugariness is a contributing factor to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity and tooth decay....   [tags: Nutrition ] 1301 words
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Eating Responsibly - With the aim of changing the unhealthy eating habits of some families and children, Australian government has involved in many sensible plans and ideas. Recently, the Federal Government’s preventive taskforce report has discussed of taxes to influence healthy food. According to Coalition senior adviser Jane Martin: “The best mix would be to increase the price of unhealthy foods and to subsidise fresh foods” (Miletic 2009, pg.3). In response to this social issue, a majority of people interviewed also agreed with the idea of regulating the use of popular movie and cartoon characters in promoting unhealthy foods (91 %) and marketting fast food by using competitions (90%), based on a study fr...   [tags: Nutrition]
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Food Deserts - Food deserts are one of the main causes of obesity in lower income areas, and while initiatives are being created to solve this problem, more than just a few initiatives are needed to change the obesity issue. Over 60 million people are obese in the world today. The socioeconomic statuses of the Americans play a major part in the obesity rates across the country. People with higher incomes are less likely to be obese than people with lower incomes. One in every seven preschool-aged children living in lower income areas are obese (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Government-Subsidized Food - Government-subsidized food is a growing epidemic in this country. According to Adam Drewnoski, an obesity researcher at University of Washington, “A dollar could buy 1,200 calories of cookies or potato chips but only 250 calories of carrots. Also, he discovered that a dollar bought 875 calories of soda but only 170 calories of orange juice” (Pollan 1). This statistic proves that the emergence of unhealthy food and growing obesity numbers are directly correlated to the increasing government-subsidized food that is being thrust upon American children....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Slow Food - The trend of the Slow Food Movement has existed since the 1970’s but has recently been thrusted into the fore front of prominent world issues as the cause and remedy of environmental challenges, local economic circumstances, and the complexities with social norms. The Slow Food Movement can be considered a counter-trend to Fast food. It was created in response to the augmentation of fast food a culture, the diminishment of people caring where the food comes from, and the diminishment of local food traditions....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Zone Diet - The Zone Diet High-protein/ low-carbohydrate diets are nothing new to Americans these days; they seem overwhelmingly to be the most popular among those people trying to lose weight. Ph.D. Dr. Barry Sears’ books on his version of the high-protein diet, the Zone Diet, are among the best selling diet books on the market. The diet seems to be yielding quick and noticeable results to those who follow Dr. Sears’ plan. Many people are desperate to lose weight and have tried numerous methods that have not produced sufficient and long lasting results....   [tags: Weight Loss Nutrition Papers]
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Comparing the South Beach Diet and Food Pyramid Recommendations - Comparing the South Beach Diet and Food Pyramid Recommendations       Recently, new ideas for diet and weight loss, such as the South Beach low carbohydrate diet, have been replacing the previously chosen ideas, particularly, the Food Pyramid. Both eating patterns recommend consuming larger quantities of some food groups than others, although which groups varies between the diets. The former emphasis on diet and exercise is also beginning to shift with the new diet choices.         In previous years to lose weight a person was told to eat “healthier”, lower caloric intake, and exercise more....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 435 words
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Obesity in America - Obesity is on the rise, and it is becoming more and more of a national health concern. It effects more than 1/3 of the population, and an additional 1/3 is overweight. With obesity becoming more and more of a problem each year, the American population is going to suffer from a catastrophic health emergency. What is obesity. Obesity is a heath condition where the subject has an abnormally large amount of fat for their height. A person who has a body mass index of over 30 is classified obese by the U.S....   [tags: Health Diet Nutrition]
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Health Benefits of the South Beach Diet - Health Benefits of the South Beach Diet By promoting only healthy foods and in limited amounts, the South Beach diet proves to be an effective and safe path to weight loss. South Beach permits foods which are high in fiber and low in saturated fat such as whole grain rice, salmon and nuts. The diet does not exclude any particular class of food, fats or carbohydrates for example, but insists that foods high in cholesterol, such as bacon, be avoided. Yet, this is not the only restriction of the diet....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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College Students and Stress - College Students and Stress      Today a college education can overload students with too many stressful situations. Not only does Stress overload today's college students, but it is also the leading cause of personality disorders. In her essay, Cathy Bell explains that major depressive disorder strikes 5-12% of men and 10-20% of women; half of these people will have more than one occurrence and 15% of them will commit suicide ("Depression for the young"). For instance, many depressives are first recognized and treated during their years in college....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Breastfeeding - Through the years there has been a debate about whether babies should be fed exclusively on breastfeeding or not. One of the most difficult decisions for new mothers is to decide which diet to follow with her babies. Decisions include relying on the natural choices of breastfeeding or following the advice given by relatives, doctors, pediatricians and infant formula manufacturers. Controversies continue over the years. As many more mothers now want to nurse their babies, formula advocates claim that formula is equivalent to the real thing....   [tags: Health, Nutrition] 1136 words
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A Study on Effects of Different Levels of Aloe Vera Gel as an Alternative to Antibiotics on Performance and Ileum Morphology in Broilers - According to the results obtained on feed intake in different periods, it can be seen that the Aloe vera groups have the highest level of feed intake compared to the control group and this leads to increased body weight gain in these groups in comparison to the control group. Olupona et al. (2010) reported increased feed intake in groups which were treated by Aloe vera gel solved in water (15, 20, 25, and 30 cm3/dm3) as body weight gain rose. Similarly, the present study shows increased feed intake in the 2-percent Aloe vera gel with raised level of body weight gain....   [tags: Health, Nutrition] 1007 words
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Brown Sugar is Not Healthier than White Sugar - Brown Sugar is Not Healthier than White Sugar Many people nowadays especially people that are on diet or care about what they eat, have the tendency to go for what is healthier, which is obviously the right thing to do if eating healthy is a main concern. However, since it is known that brown rice and brown bread are healthier than white rice and white bread according to Kids Health organization and Whole Grain Council. This question now is there any truth behind the fact that some people believe that this trend can extend to reach brown sugar as well....   [tags: Health, Nutrition]
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The Use of Vitamins to Battle Acne - Beauty begins inside the body, not outside. Washing the face and applying the latest product on the market that promises to clear acne, leaving the face smooth and unblemished is only part of the battle, a small part. Feeding the body with nutrients by ingesting foods and/or vitamin supplements rich with antioxidant properties will sustain health and vitalization that will reflect on the outside, affecting overall appearance. The Vitamin for Acne Guide, http://acnevitamin.org/, answers many of the questions related to acne and vitamin usage necessary to maintain skin that is healthy and blemish free....   [tags: dermatology, nutrition] 2598 words
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The Medicinal Uses of Garlic Throughout History - Garlic is more than just a plant growing in the garden and sold at the local grocery store. Garlic is growing in population among American’s and individuals throughout the world not only for its versatile uses in the kitchen, but also the medicinal benefits it holds. Garlic has been used ever since the ancient times and its benefits continue to be studied today. Some of the medicinal properties associated with garlic include cardiovascular disease, lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, aids with cancer treatment, helps power the immune system and fights off infections....   [tags: Health & Nutrition]
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The Benefits Of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets - The Benefits Of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type two diabetes, diverticulosis, renal disease, and cancers are some of the few health conditions that people in the world face today. But what if individuals would change to a different diet to prevent disease and illnesses. Vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, and vegan are some of the many types of diets people can choose from today that can lower the risks for diseases and illnesses such as the ones listed above....   [tags: health, nutrition]
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Diet Industry Fails the American Public - Fast food, prepackaged food products, diet books and diet programs are one of the primary causes of obesity rates in America. They have been around for ages and despite this, as of 2008, about one-third of U.S. adults are obese (NewsRx Health & Science, Abstract). By 2030, almost 90% of adults will be overweight or obese; projections show that 96% non-Hispanic black women and 91% of Mexican-American men will be affected (Anonymous, Abstract). The trends indicate that since about 1960, the overweight (BMI 25 or greater) have stayed in the 30-32% range, while obese (BMI 30 or greater) trends have increased almost three-fold (around 13% increased to about 34%) and morbidly obese (BMI 40 or grea...   [tags: Health/Nutrition]
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Early Onset Anorexia - Early Onset Anorexia In recent years, it seems that the public has begun to pay more attention to eating disorders. This trend could be a consequence of the heightened nutrition and fitness craze that the 1990's has brought about, or possibly a result of more intense and conclusive research studies. More clearly defined definitions of anorexia and bulimia in the DSM-IV may also have contributed to better diagnosis of eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is a disorder that in the majority of cases will start when the patient is a teenager....   [tags: Eating Disorders Health Nutrition Essays]
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