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How to Shed Those Extra Pounds

September 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Overweight and obesity remains a great public health concern that needs to be addressed by both the private and government sectors. According to the 2003 National Nutrition and Health Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, 19.6 percent of adult Filipinos are overweight, while 4.9 percent are obese.

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Still Not Losing Weight

August 23, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Question: “I exercise 30 minutes a day and watch what I eat, why am I still not losing weight?”

Answer: Most people who have excess body fat leading to overweight or obesity have an imbalance between amount of food or calories taken each day (energy input) and amount of calories burned (energy output). The exact effects of the environment and genetics in the complex regulation of appetite and energy balance are still not fully understood and the consensus is that overweight and obesity result from multiple factors. However, there are certain diseases that lead to overweight and obesity that need to be worked up and treated—lest all forms of weight loss strategies be futile.

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Metformin: Beyond Lowering Glucose

March 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

“There are actually two things that I would like to take into account in diabetes treatment. One is of course lowering of blood sugar, as manifested by lowering of HbA1c, and, more importantly, reduction of weight of type 2 diabetic patients,” shared Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, founding president of the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity. “Metformin is probably the only antidiabetic drug that does these two things well.”

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Moderate alcohol consumption linked to less weight gain

February 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study found that normal-weight women who consume light to moderate amounts of alcohol appear to gain less weight and have less risk for overweight and obesity than nondrinkers.

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Soda increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

February 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

As if overweight and obesity are not reasons enough, a study has found that soda intake can significantly add to diabetes risk. According to the findings of the Singapore Chinese Health Study, type 2 diabetes risk is raised, by as much as 40 percent, among soda consumers.

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First trimester weight gain increases Gestational Diabetes Risk

February 19, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Expecting moms may get more than what they bargained for, especially when they gain a lot of weight during the early stage of pregnancy.

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Promoting Filipino Healthy Lifestyle

November 25, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

More than a decade ago, Filipinos were unaware of a silent killer called obesity. They simply took having a round belly and a rotund physique lightly. Unfortunately, obesity could lead to a string of problems—from simple mobility problems to serious complications including diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Obesity Prevention by DOH

July 12, 2015 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Over 10 million Filipino Adults are either overweight or obese. It is considered a silent killer because it a major cause of other deadly diseases yet is quietly plaguing the whole world. Obesity is the abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may lead to health consequences such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and even cancer. Obesity is basically caused by increased intake of foods that are high in fat, salt, and sugars but are low in vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients as well as decreased physical activity due to the sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation and increasing urbanization.

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Lipid Profile and Diabetes

March 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There exists a correlation between lipid peroxidation with the complication of diabetes mellitus. Good metabolic control of hyperglycemia will prevent in alteration in peroxidation and the lipid metabolism. In lay man’s term, this means that diabetes tends to lower “good” cholesterol levels and raise triglyceride and “bad” cholesterol levels, which results to diabetic dyslipidemia, which can increase a patient at risk for premature coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis or the clogging of the arteries.

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Obesity Programs in the Philippines

November 6, 2013 Category :General Wellness 0

Obesity is a common yet neglected disease especially among children because of the local culture and common misconception that a tubby child is cute and healthy. Obesity only becomes a concern for adults primarily for aesthetic purposes and not for health reasons.

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