Dustin’s Health & Fitness Articles of the Week – 4/27/14

New F.D.A. Nutrition Labels Would Make ‘Serving Sizes’ Reflect Actual Servings – This is one of the better articles I’ve come across that explains the FDA proposed changes to nutrition labels.

Two-thirds of fish to come from fish farms by 2030: FAO – “Chinese consumption of fish is expected to reach 38% of the global total by 2030, and China has been increasing its production of farmed fish accordingly. Asian consumption as a whole, including that in South Asia, Southeast Asia, China and Japan, is predicted to account for 70% of all global fish consumption by 2030.”

3D model of child’s heart helps surgeons save life – Experts created a 3-D model of a child’s heart using images from a CT scan. The model helped doctors figure out the best approach to fix the child’s multiple heart defects. The result of the Rapid Prototyping Center’s work was a model heart 1.5 times the size of the child’s. It was built in three pieces using a flexible filament and required about 20 machine hours (and only about $600) to make, and was a “game changer” for the planning of a complex surgery, the surgeon involved said.

Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms – “A large, 25-year study of Canadian women aged 40 to 59 found no benefit for women who were randomly assigned to have mammograms. The death rate from breast cancer was the same in both groups, but 1 in 424 women who had mammograms received unnecessary cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.”

The secret of my most successful clients – A food journal/calorie counting app that I highly recommended is MyFitnessPal. For those of you who are already using it you can probably attest to the awareness it provides with its comprehensive food database that also includes a barcode scanning feature. Whether you’re trying to lose, maintain, or gain weight give food journaling/calorie counting a try for a couple weeks. You might be surprised on what your daily/weekly nutrition totals are. Particularly for those who are scratching their heads on why they are not losing, gaining, or maintaining weight.

 

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Dustin
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