Study Finds Link Between Fast Food And High Blood Pressure VOL. 1 NO. 44


Woman eating fast food.A study conducted in Singapore among young adults looked at the number of cases and lifestyle factors associated with prehypertension, hypertension, or young adults on blood pressure medication.

18165The researchers gathered “data on blood pressure, body mass index (weight) and lifestyle factors (meals eaten away from home/week, physical activity), and their association with prehypertension or hypertension was determined.”1

fastfoodlogosHigh blood pressure is a leading risk factor linked to cardiovascular disease. Studies show that young adults with borderline high blood pressure are at high risk for high blood pressure. Fast food and restaurant food are usually high in saturated fats, high in salt, and high in calories. Eating this type of food is thought to cause high blood pressure. “What is also significant is that even eating one extra meal out, raise the odds of prehypertension by 6%.” 2

Researchers found young adults who ate more meals away from home per week, weighed more, and had low physical activity had prehypertension or hypertension.1

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  1. The association of prehypertension with meals eaten away from home in young adults in Singapore, Tazeen H. Jafar, American Journal of Hypertension, doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpv027, published online 18 March 2015, abstract.
  2. DUKE-NUS GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL           SINGAPORE. (2015, April). Eating out = high blood pressure? Retrieved from EurekAlert!: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/dgms-eo041015.php

 

 

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OBESITY INVERSELY RELATED TO DEMENTIA, OH BOY! VOL. 1 NO. 43


thin vs fatAccording to Parker Brown in MedPage Today,® “Individuals with body mass index values below 20 in middle age were significantly more likely than those of normal weight to develop dementia later on.”

BMI indexes were determined as less than 20 underweight, 20-24.9 healthy weight, 25-29.9 overweight, and greater than or equal to 30 obese.

very fatResearchers found that “the incidence of dementia fell for each increasing BMI category with very obese people having the lowest risk.” The study went on to state that in obese vs. healthy weight people; obese people had a 20% lower dementia risk.

woman-smoking-and-drinking-on-couch“When researchers controlled for potentially confounding factors like smoking and alcohol status, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease history, the results remained largely the same.”

“Some factors like socioeconomic status, physical activity level, and ethnic origin might have changed the relationship between BMI and dementia, the authors noted.”

belly09However, the researchers stated, ““If increased weight in mid-life is protective against dementia, the reasons for this inverse association are unclear at present. Many different issues related to diet, exercise, frailty, genetic factors, and weight change could play a part.””

This study was carried out in Great Britain.

Carefully read the poster below and think of the many complications one develops with being overweight. It is small comfort to think that being overweight one will decrease the odds of getting dementia. We are all going to get older; barring some scientific breakthrough that could well happen. Telomeres get shorter on the tips of chromosomes, cellular reproduction breaks down, and organs in the body begin to malfunction; complete entropy then death. So why do we not live life now, happily, healthfully and fit without all the messy complications that usually attend being overweight?

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TOO MUCH SALT IN PREPARED FOODS! Vol.1 No. 42


DIET vs. EXERCISE, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DOES NOT INCREASE WEIGHT LOSS! AND SOFT DRINKS INCREASE RISK OF CARDIAC DISEASE VOL. 1 NO. 41


fat runningIn the “British Journal Of Sports Medicine”, “a recent report from the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges describes ‘the miracle cure’ of performing 30 minutes of moderate exercise, five times a week, as more powerful than many drugs administered for chronic disease prevention and management. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers by at least 30%. However, physical activity does not promote weight-loss.

overweightThe researchers went on to say that there is been a noticeable increase over the past 30 years of obesity but there has been little change in physical activity concerning the western population. They claim that this rise in obesity can be directly traced to the type and amount of calories consumed. “According to the Lancet global burden of disease reports, poor diet knowledge generates more disease than physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined. Up to 40% of those with a normal body mass index will harbor metabolic abnormalities typically associated with obesity, which include hypertension, dyslipidemia, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease.” Researchers stated that this fact is glossed over by “scientists, doctors, media writers and policymakers.”

The researchers went on to say that the public is being misled when calorie counting and “that obesity is entirely due to lack of exercise.” They blame the Food and Beverage Industry, which uses methods similar to the Tobacco Industry. Their chief methods of disingenuousness are denial, doubt, confusion, and payoffs to scientists.

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Coca-Cola was pointed out by researchers as having spent $3.3 billion dollars on advertising in 2013. They are accused of sending a message that all ‘calories count’. “It is where the calories come from that is crucial. Sugar calories promote fat storage and hunger. Fat calories induce fullness or ‘satiation’.

Recent studies show “that chronic adaptation to a high fat low carbohydrate diet induces very high rates of fat oxidation during exercise (up to 1.5 g /minute) – sufficient for most exercises in most forms of exercise – without the need for added carbohydrate. Thus fat, including ketone bodies, appears to be the ideal fuel for most exercise.”

sports and cokeResearchers concluded within an admonishment to celebrity endorsements of the soft drink and junk food industry. “The health halo legitimization of nutritionally deficient products is misleading and unscientific.” According to the Centers of Disease Control, “changing the food environment –so that individuals choices about what to eat default to help the options—will have a far greater impact on population health than counselling or education.”

cocacolasugar_thumbIn addition, from the University of California, Davis comes more evidence that any amount of high fructose corn syrup significantly increases the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. This fact was found even when healthy men and women consumed soft drinks for just two weeks.

Researchers found a direct correlation between the amount of sugar consumed in soft drinks and increases in specific risk factors for heart disease. “these findings clearly indicate that humans are acutely sensitive to the harmful effects of excess dietary sugar over a broad range of consumption levels”.

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Researchers checked blood levels hourly to test for levels of lipoproteins, triglycerides and uric acid—indicators of heart disease risk.

As the dose of high fructose corn syrup increased so did the risk factors. Even volunteers who consumed the lowest dose of sugar had increased circulating concentrations of low density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride.

The research found at the highest increase “in lipid/lipoprotein risk factors for cardiovascular disease or greater in men than women and were independent of body weight gain.”

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A Malhotra, T. N. (2015, April 22). It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-094911

 

 

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Staff (monkeys in the back room). We offer an ongoing tirade to support or offend anyone of any large dimension, cultural background, religious affiliation, or color of skin. This gazette rails against an eclectic mix of circus ring ne’er do wells, big ring fatty and fatso whiners, congenital idiots, the usual motley assortment of the profoundly dumbfounded, and a favorite of intelligent men everywhere, the

May the Most Venerable H. L. Mencken bless our unworthy but earnest attempts at tongue in cheek jocularity .
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“Great Booboisie.” Nor shall we ignore the wide assortment of shirkers, layabouts, and slugabeds.

Latest office staff confab at Fat Bastard HQ.
Latest office staff confab at Fat Bastard HQ.

All this and more always keeping our major focus on “Why so fat?”  Enough said? We at “The Fat Bastard Gazette” think so. If you like what you read, and you know whom you are, in this yellow blog, tell your friends. We would be elated with an ever-wider readership. We remain cordially yours, Captain Hank Quinlan and the Monkeys in the back room

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