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The word ‘#obese’ is now considered unacceptable by the world’s academic community and should be changed by the @WHO to #obesity - because: a person has a disease called obesity and that person is NOT the disease itself. @pattynece @Eggface @PaulDavidsonPhD @ConscienHealth
Unfortunately the word ‘obese’ is still used as a medical term but many journals are NOW dropping it and editing content to the NEW correct terminology when referring to people, which is “person with obesity” @Nature @NEJM
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Skipping breakfast or skipping dinner- which of these is associated with weight gain/obesity?

1. Many people skip one or more meals per day in order to lose weight. Here I present data from two recent studies.
#obesity #OverWeight #diet #breakfast #dinner #MedTwitter
2. A retrospective large cohort study revealed that skipping dinner was significantly associated with ≥10% weight gain and overweight/obesity (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) in both male and female students. Skipping breakfast or lunch did not result in weight gain. (Ref: Nutrients, Jan 2021)
3a. A recent meta-analyses indicated an 11% increased RR for overweight/obesity when breakfast was skipped on ≥3 days per week compared to ≤2 days per week. The meta-analysis on body mass index (BMI) change displayed no difference between breakfast skipping and eating.
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Doctors in India live 10 years lesser than average population- What can doctors do to save their lives?

Yes, you heard it right. Studies from Kerala and Pune by Indian Medical Association revealed these shocking statistics- doctors die about a decade earlier that the rest.
Life expectancy of a Malayali (native of Kerala) is 74.9 years but according to the IMA study, the mean ‘age of death’ of a Malayali doctor is 61.75 years. Indian doctor’s average lifespan is 55-59 years, almost 10 years lesser than that of the general population (IMA, Pune).
Common causes of death: #heart attacks (27%) and #cancers (25%). Other causes include #infections and #Suicides.
Risk factors for diseases and #death: physical inactivity, #obesity, #overweight, #stress, #sleep deprivation and long working hours are common among #doctors.
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Thread on #Magnesium and why it is fundamental for our #health. #micronutrients
..many people debate the various ratios of #macronutrients like #protein, #fat, and #carbohydrates in their diet to find their optimal health. Which is great as we are #bioindividuals but most miss out on #micronutrients like #vitamins and #minerals.
The way our bodies are able to use the #macronutrients is fully dependent on how our #enzymatic pathways are influenced by various #micronutrients. One of the most important amongst is #magnesium.
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Might be time to question your proposed solutions... ? Why getting the thinking of the High-Income Country's nutrition establishment sorted out on metabolic health and non-communicable diseases matters to the 85% of humanity living in Low- & Middle-Income countries.
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How can the knowledge of human nutrition and metabolic health be incorporated into the global efforts? Imagine the possible impacts...
Following graphics from document cited previously.
Various authorities cite a lack of animal source foods as causal in these conditions.
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Ok this is interesting #livertwitter #MedTwitter
26 yr old woman with jaundice+severe itching (a.k.a cholestatic hepatitis). Routine causes - viruses, prescription drugs, autoimmune liver disease blood tests - neg. No #ayurveda or #herbal drug use. Mysterious🤔
Liver biopsy👇
#pathology expert says its #drug induced liver injury. But patient denies any drug use. She has #PCOD - polycystic ovarian disease ( and hence, #overweight.
Deep dive into history again - says she's taking #vitamins for weight loss! Asked to show👇
Can you identify the culprit component that caused this woman's severe liver injury? #Pathologist is right! #PathTwitter
Culprit - Chromium picolinate in #health #supplement 4 #diabetes #weigthloss. #Chromium is micronutrient enuf in daily food intake
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Does new study mean #vegans have weak bones? No❌
Does study mean you need meat for healthy bones? No❌

A #thread on #new study:
Vegetarian & vegan diets & risks of total & site-specific fractures: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study…
Main Finding:
Data showed 15 more cases of hip fracture in vegans vs meat eaters per 1000 ppl over a 10 year period

⚠️Consider: All enrolled in the study between 1993-2001, last diet assessment 2010
Why it matters:
1. Much #lower knowledge about veganism 10-15-20 y ago vs today
2. Less awareness re protein, RT/muscle & bone health
3. #PlantBased protein options uncommon in marketplace

Reasons for increased fractures in vegans, *important statement: "Fractures at some sites, especially at the hip, may also be more related to osteoporosis than fractures
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Watch now: Launch of @TheLancet Series on the Double Burden of #Malnutrition with @WHO hosted @CityUniLondon

Hear from @richardhorton1 @DrTedros @DFID_UK & more what findings mean for #nutrition & sustainable development

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And we’re off!

@richardhorton1 opens the launch of The Lancet Series on the double burden of #malnutrition with @WHO

“This Series offers some practical and well evidenced recommendations around double duty actions” ImageImage
@TheLancet series illustrates a new nutrition reality. More and more countries are facing both challenges - #undernutrition and #overweight and #obesity

Series lead Dr Francesco Branca @WHO introduces the Series #NutritionDecade #NutritionManifesto Image
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A rapid global #nutrition transition is exposing increasing proportions of individuals to different forms of #malnutrition

TONIGHT at 2330 h GMT, we publish a new Series on the Double Burden of Malnutrition co-led by @WHO

#undernutrition #overweight #obesity #foodsystems Image
@WHO @CityUniLondon @CorinnaHawkes @Branca59 @SandroDemaio @RachelNugent More than one in three low-income and middle-income countries face both extremes of #malnutrition. NEW Series with @WHO calls for a new global #foodsystems approach to help reduce #undernutrition and #obesity at the same time Image
@WHO @CityUniLondon @CorinnaHawkes @Branca59 @SandroDemaio @RachelNugent @FoodPolicyCity A package of 10 double-duty actions across different sectors could simultaneously tackle both #undernutrition and problems of #overweight, #obesity, and diet-related #NCDs in a more holisitic way ImageImageImageImage
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