UroToday.com - Designer waters are popular in the 21st century and many stone patients ask if they can consume their fluid intake with these products, such as Gatorade. We, as clinicians managing these stone patients, can now be reassured that this fluid is equivalent to water in their daily fluid consumption. In this prospective, crossover study normal and hypercalcuric patients were placed on a monitored stone prevention diet for the entire duration of the study. The subjects then consumed 2 liters of Gatorade for one week and then 2 liters of water for one week and performed 24 hour urine evaluations in serum electrolytes on the final day of each phase of the study.
When seven out of 10 children do not meet the minimum recommendation of five servings of vegetables and fruit each day, it's time to get kids in the kitchen. According to Statistics Canada, not only are most children not eating enough vegetables and fruit, but more than a third also do not meet the recommended daily servings of milk and milk alternatives. This means many children may be missing key nutrients to help them grow well and do their best in school. That's why EatRight Ontario and Dietitians of Canada are launching the first annual EatRight Ontario Kids Recipe Challenge. The contest is open to Ontario students in grades 1 to 3 and grades 4 to 6.
A novel approach to classify the gender of six-week-old turkey poults could save millions of male chicks from being killed shortly after birth, according to Dr. Gerald Steiner from the Dresden University of Technology in Germany and his team. Their use of infrared spectroscopy to determine the gender of young birds shows that it is a fast and accurate method with the potential to be used by the breeding industry to identify and select female eggs for breeding. The pilot study¬ has just been published online in Springer's journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Numerous bird species, nestlings and immature birds in particular, lack external sexual characteristics.
Leading Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition and health researcher Walter Willett, M.D., Dr. P.H., has written a letter to the President-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offering an alternative to the organization's decision, announced in October, to accept a six-figure grant from the Coca-Cola Company to develop web content on beverages and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In his November 9, 2009 letter, Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and a professor at Harvard Medical School, suggests that AAFP provide a link on its website to HSPH's popular Nutrition Source website (http://www.
"A declaration to be made at next week's world food summit in Rome will not mention a target to eradicate hunger by 2025 nor a commitment to spend $44 billion a year in agricultural aid, according to a final draft, " Reuters reports (Aloisi, 11/12). Those items "were the main points of conflict in behind-the-scenes talks before the summit. The final draft will be approved on Monday in Rome barring a surprise amendment, " according to the Financial Times. "The final draft of the declaration, circulated to governments on Wednesday, recommits countries to meet the current target of halving the number of chronically hungry by 2015, " the newspaper writes, adding that Australia, Canada, the E.
New Book Thinking In Circles About Obesity Presents A Novel Approach To Addressing The Weight Crisis
Low-carb‚ low-fat‚ high-protein‚ high-fiber‚ Americans are food-savvy, label-conscious, calorie-aware - and still gaining weight in spite of all their good intentions. Worse still, today's children run the risk of a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Thinking in Circles About Obesity by Tarek Hamid brings a healthy portion of critical thinking, spiced with humor and lively graphics, to the obesity debate. A systems and medical physiology scholar, Hamid unites systems (non-linear) thinking and information technology to provide powerful insights and practical strategies for managing our weight and our health. Hamid's clear insights dispel dieters' unrealistic expectations and illuminate dead-end behaviors to tap into a deeper understanding of how the body works, why it works that way, and how to better manage it.