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June 27, 2011
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Triggers for Long-Term Weight Gain.

A Harvard study published in this month's issue of New England Journal of Medicine followed 120,877 U.S. women and men who were free of chronic diseases and not obese at baseline, with follow-up periods from 1986 to 2006, 1991 to 2003, and 1986 to 2006. The relationships between changes in lifestyle factors and weight change were evaluated at 4-year intervals. Within each 4-year period, participants gained an average of 3.35 lb. On the basis of increased daily servings of individual dietary components, 4-year weight change was most strongly associated with the intake of potato chips (1.69 lb), potatoes (1.28 lb), sugar-sweetened beverages (1.00 lb), unprocessed red meats (0.95 lb), and processed meats (0.93 lb) and was inversely associated with the intake of vegetables (−0.22 lb), whole grains (−0.37 lb), fruits (−0.49 lb), nuts (−0.57 lb), and yogurt (−0.82 lb).

Other lifestyle factors were also independently associated with weight change, including physical activity (−1.76 lb); alcohol use (0.41 lb per drink per day), smoking (new quitters, 5.17 lb; former smokers, 0.14 lb), sleep (more weight gain with less than 6 or more than 8 hours of sleep), and television watching (0.31 lb per hour per day).

Like a broken record, this study once again explains how specific dietary and lifestyle choices are associated with long-term weight gain, with a substantial effect and implications for strategies to prevent obesity.

Yet, a recent survey of 16,422 people in 17 countries conducted by Oxfam International has revealed popular food trends across the globe, including opinions on favorite foods, food-related concerns, and changing diets. And of course, the world's tastes are trending towards further exacerbating the obesity epidemic.

Pizza ranked as the most favorite food in the United States; it was chosen by 15.2 percent of the respondents. Pasta, meat, and rice are the world's top three food choices


Bonnie - while these statistics can be overwhelming and depressing, we must continue our efforts in what we can control: 1) influence dietary trends by how we use our dollars (by choosing real, healthy, and sustainable food); 2) never give up trying to assist family, friends, and coworkers in making the best lifestyle choices.    


Care's Corner
 When You're On-The-Go.
If you are the type of person who is always on-the-go and eating comes secondary, then you need to watch this Care's Corner segment.

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