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México, segundo en obesidad, según la OCDE

mayo 22, 2017

Las cifras indican que el 32.4 por ciento de los adultos mexicanos padecen obesidad, cifra únicamente superada por Estados Unidos, donde el padecimiento alcanza al 38.2 por ciento de su población de 18 o más años de edad


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México permanece como líder global en obesidad: solo Estados Unidos lo supera, según el ranking difundido esta semana por la Organización para Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE), basado en el estudio realizado a todos sus miembros.

Las cifras indican que el 32.4 por ciento de los adultos mexicanos padecen obesidad, cifra únicamente superada por Estados Unidos, donde el padecimiento alcanza al 38.2 por ciento de su población de 18 o más años de edad.

En la parte opuesta de la lista, con el menor nivel de obesidad, están Japón y Korea, con el 3.7 y 5.3 por ciento de su población.

Respecto a la tendencia histórica de la obesidad, los cifras muestran que -tanto a nivel local como mundial- esta se ha incrementado significativamente.

La OCDE precisa que en el año 2000, la obesidad era un mal que sufría el 25 por ciento de los mexicanos; es decir, se ha incrementado poco más del 7 por ciento en tres lustros. Además, se estima que en el 2030 afectará al 39 por ciento de los adultos de este país.

Respecto a la afectación por género, los datos también revelan que hay una tendencia mucho mayor a sufrir obesidad entre las mujeres que entre los hombres. Actualmente, según el gráfico principal de la OCDE, el 37 por ciento de las mujeres adultas de este país ya la padecen, en tanto que el rango entre los hombres llega al 27 por ciento.

La OCDE destaca, además, que México (junto Bélgica, Chile, Finlandia. Francia y Hungría ) es uno de los países que han establecido políticas fiscales para reducir el consumo de productos que causan obesidad, sin que eso haya cambiado la tendencia al alza del problema.

Spain: top ten healthiest tapas, for the Medical European Obesity Institute

julio 31, 2013

Summertime appetizers, as recommended by IMEO


top 10 healthiest tapas by IMEOThe Medical European Obesity Institute (IMEO) has named the ten healthiest summertime tapas, or Spanish appetizers, recommending combinations of fresh vegetables and shellfish over fried calamari, mayonnaise and rich sauces.

Skewered marinated anchovies, green pepper, olives, chives and blue fish, rich in calcium and Omega 3 fatty acids – ideal for the 40 and up, pre-menopausal crowd – are in first place at 50-60 calories.

The second healthiest Spanish appetizer according to IMEO is a glass of gazpacho (70-85 calories), rich in lycopene and carotene, both powerful anti-oxidants and promoters of skin health.

At number 3 and 100 calories, a protein-rich shellfish salad keeps the heart healthy, while grilled squid with garlic and parsley (number 4, 106 calories) is rich in phosphorus and potassium, both keys to healthy cell function. Squid ink is also a natural anti-depressant, and is used to treat fatigue, premenstrual syndrome, and postpartum stress. Mussels vinaigrette (number 5, 120 calories) are great for both the palate and the heart because they are high in selenium, a natural anti-oxidant that, along with Vitamin E, fights coronary disease. At number 6, the mushroom and chive omelet  (130 calories), is rich in quercetin, a flavonoid that fights cancer and heart disease, while egg yolk is a great source of fat-free protein. Number 7 is red pepper stuffed with salt cod (140 calories), which joins carotene and vitamin A to protect the skin and the mucous membranes.

Nutritious and low in calories, Galicia-style octopus is at number 8 (140 calories) because it is rich in iodine, which protects the metabolism and the thyroid gland, and vitamin B2, which reduces heart disease.

Tuna with green pepper on toast (number 9, 156 calories), is high in Omega 3. Experts say 170 grams of tuna a day equal one third of daily protein intake needs for adults. Last but not least, at number 10 is Spanish ham with tomato (150 calories), low in saturated fats and high in the B vitamin complex, ensuring a healthy nervous system. (ANSAmed).

The Dangers of Weight Loss Camps

julio 16, 2012

Fuente: Green Tea Weight Loss

In recent years methods have become popular for weight loss drastic at all costs, such as camps, hotels and accommodation that aims to lower many kilos in a short period of time. These methods have no medical backing and are unsustainable in the long term and jeopardize the health of its participants.

This is just one of the warnings thrown by the European Medical experts from the Institute of Obesity (IMEO) concerned about this new trend. This type of restrictive diets do not have long-term effects as they have known rebound, recoup their losses and gain more kilos.

As explained Europa Press the naturopath nutrition specialist European Medical Institute of Obesity, Dr. Rubén Bravo, “these camps has resulted in a rebound effect. Because habits are not changed when changing eating anxiety and stress, causing a large extent of overweight. These camps aim to bring the body to a strong stress to lose weight too quickly which causes, when we return to daily routines, we tend to regain weight and increase by 50 percent. ”

This type of weight loss therapies have a very short time established in Spain, but countries like the U.S. and China, created decades ago.

Bravo explains, “The camps have programs between 6 and 9 weeks. They all planned, from a very restricted diet, to a hard training and exercise program and sometimes, as in Spain, the camp is taught by the military. ”

“People who undergo this type of thinning pay a lot of money – between 4,000 and 6,000 euros depending on the program-to make them grind them up early and restrict their diet,” adds the expert.


On the one hand there is a risk because they are people who are not accustomed to playing sports, and are subject to an exercise of a high athletic level. They also tend to cardiovascular disease or diabetes, thus subjected to a strong exercise is dangerous for your health.

Instead, experts say it is necessary to institute start exercising slowly for the body to adapt. In the case of obese people need to control their heart rate, increases do not occur very high above 180 beats, and that poses a risk to your health.

The body of an adult needs to eat up a minimum amount of calories varies between 1,200 and 1,400 and, for the sake of his health, should not fall under these limits. If, on the one hand, it provides a high caloric expenditure based on an intense exercise that borders the 2,000 calories and, on the other hand, eating fewer than 1,000 calories a day with a restrictive diet, go into a large deficit can slow metabolism, says Bravo.

They should also be noted that if the person has an overweight of over 20 kilos and has over 55 years increases the risk to their health, being able to cause injury and cardiovascular disease, hypoglycemia, lowered blood pressure, dizziness, trauma an eating disorder and especially a certain rebound.

Data on these camps in Spain are very rare but if taken as a reference made in North America, usually divided by gender and age and there are specialized camps for teenagers.

All the experts emphasize the negative health consequences that have this kind of camps. Bravo recalls that “the secret of maintaining physical fitness is a balanced diet based on some simple guidelines, like avoiding the excesses and hyper caloric meals and distribute food according to the biorhythm of the body: take the carbohydrates in the breakfast, mid morning fruit and let the vegetables and proteins for food, snack and dinner. ”

So if you are looking for the fast ways to lose weight in a week, just make sure its safe.