From now on, Europe focuses on dieting pillsWritten by Dana Scripca
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Anorectic teenagers and obese middle-aged people - this is happening nowadays only in Portugal. It is a strange situation, least to say. Nearly two-fifths of all Portuguese of 18 to 65 are overweight and no less than 15 percent are already obese while over 8% of all 18 and 19 year olds are extremely thin (twice than in same age group in 1995). These facts were released in September 2004, after a study had been carried out and cited by Agency France-Presse. What do these two statistics disclose?
1. on one hand, health of people of 18 to 65 (active Portugaese) is highly threatened by heart disease, stroke and diabetes 2. on other hand, many teens of Portugal suffer from eating disorders (it is argued that they have a repulsive reaction to obesity and they are obsessed with their look).
As Portuguese have changed their eating habits lately, adding more sweets and fatty foods into their meals, obesity range highly increased. A review of their eating habits reveals that many people go to work with no breakfast. Around ten o’clock in morning there is "coffee break", which is usually taken with a lot of sweet cakes, rolls, croissants. Lunch is regularly around one o’clock and means meat (codfish, veal, pork, chicken, rabbit) and potatoes (raw vegetables are rarely eaten). Another coffee break is around five o’clock. Dinner is at eight and consists of meat primarily. The Portuguese eat soup often but after a meal, not before. The famous caldo verde soup is preferred, in spite of fact that it contains a potentially lethal piece of cholesterol rich sausage.
Besides, Portugal is invaded by fast food, especially hamburger outlets like McDonalds. Not only large cities, but also small towns have a McDonalds. Not to mention other fast-food outlets, which make things worse for Portuguese.
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The Omega Zone Diet and Fish OilWritten by Iulia Pascanu
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Dr. Sears warns us to pay attention to what we buy. This is pharmaceutical fish oil preliminarily tested by
International Fish Oil Standards program (IFOS). The AHA's lab studies certified that all brands of pharmaceutical
fish oil, even cheapest, were free from toxins, at moment of testing. But some of them did not meet doses
advertised on label. Dr. Sears prescribes fish oil capsules for healthy people. The AHA does not. Dr. Sears claims that his fish oil supplements, Omega RX ZoneTM, will prevent and help cure heart and
brain diseases. THey will also maintain healthy kidneys, immune system, joint movement, maintain cholesterol safe levels,
stamina, strength, mood and general well-being. The American Food and Drug Administration did not evaluate any of
|State of health||Omega Zone recommendations||AHA recommendations|
|No documented coronary heart disease (CHD)||Two point four grams of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (four Omega |
RX Zone capsules/ day)
|Have two servings of fatty fish per week. Diet must also contain alpha linoleic acid from |
flaxseed, canola and soybean oils; flaxseed and walnuts.
|Documented coronary heart disease (CHD)||Five to 10 grams pharmaceutical fish oil/ day||One gram of |
EPA+DHA per day, preferably from fatty fish. Supplements must be taken only under medical supervision.
|High level triglicerides||10 to 15 grams pharmaceutical fish oil/ day||Two to four grams of EPA+DHA |
per day, provided as capsules under a physician’s supervision.
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