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In New Data Alli Proven To Reduce Visceral Fat, A Dangerous Fat Linked To Many Life-Threatening Diseases

New studies show that overweight and obese people using alli® (orlistat 60 mg) with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet can significantly reduce weight, visceral fat, and waist circumference and therefore may reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke.1, 2 The studies were presented at the 1st International Congress on Abdominal Obesity in Hong Kong. alli is the only FDA-approved OTC weight loss aid that is clinically proven to boost weight loss by 50 percent and significantly reduce excess visceral fat.3 Working in the digestive tract, alli prevents about 25 percent of the fat that a person eats from being absorbed.

Wide Variation In Calorie Content Among Low Calorie Pet Foods

Dog and cat owners buying weight-control diets for their overweight pets are faced with a confusing two-fold variation in calorie density, recommended intake, and wide range cost of low-calorie pet foods, according to a study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The study, published this month in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, examined nearly 100 commercially available diets with weight management claims. Among their findings is that dry dog foods range in calorie density from 217 to 440 kilocalories per cup (kcal/cup) and a recommended intake that ranged from 0.73 to 1.47 times the dog's resting energy requirement.

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Parents' Perceptions Of Their Child's Competence Linked To Physical Activity

According to a new study, there is no direct link between parents' own level of physical activity, and how much their child may exercise. In fact, parents' perceptions of their children's athleticism are what have a direct impact on the children's activity. The study by Oregon State University researchers Stewart Trost and Paul Loprinzi, published in the journal Preventive Medicine, studied 268 children ages 2 to 5 in early childhood education centers in Queensland, Australia. Of these children, 156 parents or caregivers were surveyed on their parental practices, behaviors related to physical activity and demographic information. What they found is that parents' level of physical activity is not directly associated with their children, but instead that the direct link was between parental support and a child's level of physical activity.

Majority Of Parents Don't Realize Their 4 Or 5 Year-Olds Are Overweight Or Obese

Half of the mothers who took part in a study thought that their obese four or five year-old was normal weight, as did 39 per cent of the fathers, according to the February issue of Acta Paediatrica. When it came to overweight children, 75 per cent of mothers and 77 per cent of fathers thought that their child was normal weight. More than 800 parents of 439 children took part in the study, carried out by researchers from the University Medical Centre Groningen in The Netherlands. Five per cent of the children were overweight, four were obese and the rest were normal weight. "As well as asking them to provide information on their child's height and weight, they were also asked to provide information on their own vital statistics" says Professor Pieter Sauer from the Department of Paediatrics.

Revise BMI For Seniors Says Researcher In Australian Study

A researcher who led an Australian study that found adults aged 70 and over who are classed as overweight under the current Body Mass Index (BMI) definition are less likely to die over a 10 year period than their normal weight counterparts is calling for a revision of BMI for this group so it more accurately reflects lowest mortality risk. He suggests people who live to their 70s and beyond may have a different relationship between body fat and risks to health than younger people. You can read about the findings of the ten-year research project online in the 28th January issue of The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study was led by Winthrop Professor Leon Flicker, Director Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA) at The University of Western Australia.

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Use Of A Modified Syringe Barrel To Ensure Control Of The Amplatz Sheath During Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy In Obese Patients

UroToday.com - The morbidly obese patient is not an uncommon presentation for renal stone disease requiring percutaneous nephrolithotomy. These patients can often be a challenge even with the extra long Amplatz sheath to access the intra renal collecting system. One trick that we have used at our center is to place heavy 0-silk sutures onto the distal edge of the percutaneous access sheath and secure these with a mosquito clamp at the flank in order to retrieve the sheath, even if it is below the skin level. However, this still makes advancing the scope, through the subcutaneous fat, into the top of the sheath challenging during the repeated removal and insertion of the scope required for lithotripsy and stone extraction.

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