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Good fat vs. bad fat vs. high carb vs. low carb

first_imgWhich is better, a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet — or is it the type of fat that matters? In a new paper featured on the cover of Science magazine’s special issue on nutrition, researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, and colleagues with diverse expertise and perspectives on the issues laid out the case for each position and came to a consensus and a future research agenda.The researchers agreed that no specific fat-to-carbohydrate ratio is best for everyone, and that an overall high-quality diet that is low in sugar and refined grains will help most people maintain a healthy weight and lower chronic disease risk.“This is a model for how we can transcend the diet wars,” said lead author David Ludwig, professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School and a physician at Boston Children’s Hospital. “Our goal was to assemble a team with different areas of expertise and contrasting views, and to identify areas of agreement without glossing over differences.”The review was published online today in Science.The authors laid out the evidence for three contrasting positions on dietary guidelines for fat and carbohydrate consumption:High consumption of fat causes obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and possibly cancer, therefore low-fat diets are optimal.Processed carbohydrates have negative effects on metabolism; lower-carbohydrate or ketogenic (very-low-carbohydrate) diets with high fat content are better for health.The relative quantity of dietary fat and carbohydrate has little health significance — what’s important is the type of fat or carbohydrate source consumed.They agreed that by focusing on diet quality — replacing saturated or trans fats with unsaturated fats and replacing refined carbohydrates with whole grains and nonstarchy vegetables — most people can maintain good health within a broad range of fat-to-carbohydrate ratios.Within their areas of disagreement, the authors identified a list of questions that they said can form the basis of a new nutrition research agenda, including:Do different carbohydrate-to-fat ratios affect body composition (ratio of fat to lean tissue) regardless of caloric intake?Do ketogenic diets provide metabolic benefits beyond those of moderate carbohydrate restriction, especially for diabetes?What are the optimal amounts of specific types of fat (including saturated fat) in a very-low-carbohydrate diet?Finding the answers to these questions, the researchers said, will ultimately lead to more effective nutrition recommendations. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Chan School, is a co-author.Ludwig was supported in part by a career award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (K24DK082730). Ludwig, Willett, and Jeff Volek received royalties for books about obesity and nutrition that include recommendations on dietary fat. Volek is a founder, stockholder, and consultant for VirtaHealth Corp. and a member of the advisory boards for Atkins Nutritionals Inc., UCAN Co., and Axcess Global.last_img read more

Instagram is big. And big and little brands can leverage it.

first_imgMy 18 and 20-year-old can often be found glued to their smartphone screens viewing Instagram. About a year ago, they sucked me into their Instagrammer world, and in earnest, I try to use it to engage personal and professional audiences and have learned a thing or two along the way.After some quick research, I was surprised to see that some 92% of social influencers say Instagram is the social network they expect to focus on most this year, and 87% expect it to be their top focus next year. They see how millennial audiences use this social network to engage others and express themselves. Some experts would tell you that Instagram is a great way for financial institutions to re-humanize banking when done well. Frankly, I think the best way to humanize banking is to actually leverage human capital, but that is an entirely different conversation. In the meantime, I am rather bullish on Instagram and do see it as a great means for brands to reach audiences on a more emotional level.Citibank now has almost 20,000 followers on Instagram. I thought the big, bad banks were out of favor? Looking at their posts, they show a very human side to banking. They show community investment, engaged employees and remarkable use of imagery. Amex has done extremely well and is approaching 200,000 followers. Their success is bolstered by a huge digital advertising budget, but they too use imagery and more than often, their iconic plastic is inserted into it.Too often I see financial institutions using stock images on Instagram (and in their marketing). Our audiences are smarter than we think and are looking for authenticity from brands. Posting photos of a retired couple walking on a beach with copy about retirement, won’t be received well.  Aside from not being creative, it simply feeds a commodity mindset. Please, do not directly pimp your product on social media. And screaming that you have mobile banking via Instagram is really not appropriate.A young, tech-savvy generation is starting to apply for mortgages and beginning to fund retirement accounts. Digital influencers and social media platforms like Instagram can help a financial institution better define their brand identity and expand their reach to a consumer base that now spends 2.7 hours on social media apps each day. You seriously need to consider the value of Instagram as a channel to connect with audiences and employees, but you need to do so in a creative, genuine manner. Leveraging Instagram for your financial institution is an inexpensive, fun, and creative way to increase your social media engagement. By sharing interesting and engaging visual content and staying connected with your followers, you can have an Instagram account that supports your bottom line. 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: https://www.strategycorps.com Detailslast_img read more

Teenagers selected for first World girls’ championship

first_img Teenagers India Clyburn, Alice Hewson and Inci Mehmet will represent England Golf in the inaugural World Junior Girls’ Championship in Canada from 26 September to 1 October. All three players were in the England team which won the 2014 Girls’ Home Internationals for the seventh successive year. The 72-hole world championship will take place on the North and South courses at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario. The club has hosted Canadian open championships on both the PGA and LPGA Tours. The event will be contested by 15 countries, selected by their performance at the 2012 World Amateur Team Championship. There will be a team competition, with the best two scores counting in each round, and an individual event. The players: India Clyburn, 17, (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) is the English girls’ champion and had a perfect record at Girls’ Home Internationals winning all six of her matches. She is also the Scottish junior stroke play champion and was runner-up in the Critchley Salver. She has been selected for the England team for the Ladies’ Home Internationals. Alice Hewson, 17, (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale and the U18 prize at the St Rule Trophy where she also helped England win the Nations Cup and was fourth overall. She was sixth in the English girls’ championship and ninth in the English women’s amateur. She has been selected for the England team for the Ladies’ Home Internationals. Inci Mehmet,17, (Wentworth, Surrey, Image © Leaderboard Photography) was runner-up at the English amateur championship and has amassed a series of other good results this season, including fourth place in the Portuguese championship, fifth in the Irish open stroke play and fourth in the Critchley Salver. She and her partner were runners-up in the Sunningdale foursomes. 29 Aug 2014 Teenagers selected for first World girls’ championship last_img read more

Hunt bound for another Saskatchewan winter, earns spot with Pats

first_imgIt appears Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is going to spend another winter in Saskatchewan.The soon-to-be 16-year-old earned a roster spot with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League.Hunt, the son of Karla and Jeff Hunt Nelson, had expected to attend the weekend session before whisking his way back to B.C. in time to attend training camp of the Westside Warriors of the BCHL.However, some impressive play during camp earned the 15-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey grad a spot on the Pats.Hunt, who came to Nelson from Kimberley, two seasons ago played in Saskatchewan in Wilcox at Notre Dame.Last season with the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget League, Hunt finished the season scoring 19 goals and 28 assists in 40 games.The 5’10”, 181-pound forward suits up for his first WHL exhibition game Friday at home against provincial rival, Moose Jaw Warriors. Regina, entering a rebuilding phase, finished last season fifth in the East Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 22-39-7 record.WHL teams are allowed a maximum of two 16 year-old players on the roster. Each 16 year old must play in a minimum of 40 regular season games. Hunt is not the only players from the Kootenay Ice to make the WHL grade. Jesse Knowler of Castlegar decided to forgo a chance to play for Trail of the BCHL, instead heading to Prince Albert Raiders.The Raiders are coached by former Nelson Leaf skipper Bruno [email protected]last_img read more

Start Pick-6 with Unbreakable

first_img (2) UNBREAKABLE (3) DWAYNE STAR/ ACTION MAN (4) WARTIME/RUBY ROSE (5) PRINCESS STATISTICS/LEILANI (6) DYSFUNCTIONAL/ SEEKING THE DAWN (7) UNGENUINE ARTICLE/QUEEN OF THE TOWN FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES With female apprentice Andree Powell having scored a stunning upset aboard the 99-1 outsider SAMORA in the seventh race at Caymanas Park on Wednesday, both the pick-9 and twilight Super-6 offer carryovers. The first Super-6 from race two to seven looks tailored for the down-in-class UNBREAKABLE, who failed in his bid to win his fourth consecutive race recently on a $550,000 claiming tag. Reporting under new management, having been claimed by trainer Neive Graham for top owner O’Shaun Connection recently, UNBREAKABLE, with in-form claiming apprentice Linton Steadman aboard, is confidently expected to resume winning ways ahead of recent winner FLYING MIRACLE. DWAYNE STAR, who just failed to catch SHINING LIGHT in the recent Easter Sprint Cup over 1100 metres, should again have the measure of the speedy ACTION MAN, who was third in that race, over the straight five course, to be contested by eight overnight allowance horses. Three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson will now ride DWAYNE STAR for in-form trainer Patrick Lynch. WARTIME, the mount of the improving apprentice Jerome Innis, caught the eye in running last time out and should win the fourth race over 14000 metres for maiden three-year-olds, this for female trainer Margaret Parchment. Briefly, the next three races should be won by PRINCESS STATISTIC (Steadman up); DIYFUNCTTIONAL (Omar Walker up); and GENUINE ARTICLE (Wesley Henry) in the seventh.last_img read more

Humbled 49ers defense now could miss Kwon Alexander

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — Richard Sherman, as usual, was blunt. The 49ers defense, he said, got humbled, and perhaps needed that. What it didn’t need, however, was to lose a key starter to injury.Linebacker Kwon Alexander’s pectoral injury is a paramount concern after Thursday’s 28-25 win over the Arizona Cardinals.“He needs to get back healthy and he’s going to be missed,” defensive tackle DeForest Buckner said.last_img

2016 Ohio FFA Convention Session 3 Video Recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net student reporters cover the highlights of Session #3 of the 2016 Ohio FFA State Convention.last_img

President Signs Aid Package

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Farmers in at least six states should be eligible for more financial aid under the $19.1 billion disaster aid bill signed into law Thursday by President Donald Trump.With $3 billion specifically set aside for agricultural losses, the legislation will help Southeastern farmers hit by hurricanes last fall, as well as offset losses for farmers who had grain stored on farms this spring that was destroyed in Midwest flooding. The bill, however, also causes some confusion over language regarding “crops prevented from planting in 2019.”In typical Trump fashion, he tweeted the details with a photo of him holding the signed legislation. “Just signed Disaster Aid Bill to help Americans who have been hit by recent catastrophic storms. So important to our GREAT American farmers and ranchers. Help for GA, FL, IA, NE, NC and CA. Puerto Rico should love President Trump. Without me, they would have been shut out!”The White House had tried to prevent further aid from going to Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017, but congressional Democrats insisted the island must continue to receive support with $600 million specifically for USDA food aid in the bill. The debate over aid to Puerto Rico is one of the reasons the legislation was slow to pass.USDA will have to figure out how to divvy up $3 billion in disaster funds for damage done by hurricanes Michael and Florence, as well as damage to crops from California wildfires and the Midwest flooding.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a statement commending the president for signing the bill and thanking members of Congress. But USDA did not provide any details on how the department would begin providing a new round of disaster aid.“We look forward to implementing this disaster aid package in a fair way and working with state leadership to identify where the true losses and needs are to best serve our fellow Americans in need of a helping hand,” Perdue said.The disaster aid package comes as farmers across the Corn Belt are struggling to get crops planted and multiple groups have called on USDA to adjust planting dates or restrictions. Farm Bureau groups in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin wrote Perdue on Thursday asking for changes in haying and grazing provisions on prevented-planting acres, as well as opening up Conservation Reserve Program acres to haying and grazing. (https://www.dtnpf.com/…)Farmers are running through several options as they have already passed the final planting date for full insurance coverage on corn and are approaching the late planting period for soybeans as well. (https://www.dtnpf.com/…)The Agricultural Retailers Association wrote Perdue earlier this week expressing concern about lost business because of the prevented-planting language in the disaster bill. ARA had called on USDA to extend the planting season for full crop insurance coverage, but a spokesperson for USDA stated that the department cannot make changes to the contracts between farmers and crop-insurance companies.That specific language on “crops prevented from planting” was not in the original disaster bill, but was added this spring as congressional appropriators worked on crafting the language and senators amended the bill several times. The bill also specifies raises in coverage levels for crop insurance protections from the past disaster bill to 90% for those who bought insurance policies and 70% for those who had non-insured crops.“Folks are calling us from Ohio to Iowa to the Dakotas all through that whole delayed-planting area and they are confused,” said John Newton, an economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation. “When we started working on this, there was no idea there would be this kind of historic delays in planting. Now the package has been modified to cover that, there’s a lot of confusion.”Under the disaster program created for 2017 weather challenges, the Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP), farmers were only covered if they were in counties that had a presidential emergency declaration or a secretarial disaster declaration. WHIP payments were based on a formula that subtracted insurance indemnities and market revenue from crops.Harold Cooper, CEO of Premier Companies, an input dealer in southeast Indiana, said he is glad farmers are getting needed help, but this spring has led to millions of unplanted acres. Cooper said he wishes the crop-insurance dates gave farmers more flexibility for late planting because, in a lot of places, farmers can get a good crop planted later.Cooper said retailers risk losing revenue on unsold or returned treated seeds and will likely have to sell fertilizer later this summer at a significant discount to move the inventory.“We tend to work on 1% to 2% net margins, almost at a breakeven, and to take a loss that large is pretty devastating for that year,” Cooper said.The bill also provides just under $2.5 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers for various hurricane and flood structures, including repairs and emergency operations.Other USDA programs also get specific funding under the disaster bill to help farmers, ranchers and forests recover from disasters. The Emergency Conservation Program receives $558 million, and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program receives $435 million.Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bombay HC notice to newly-appointed Cabinet ministers

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Monday issued notices to Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, Jaydutt Kshrisagar and Avinash Mahtekar who are appointed ministers in the Maharashtra cabinet last week, in a plea challenging their appointment.A division bench of Justices S.C. Dharmadhikari and G.S. Patel was hearing a petition filed by Surinder Arora, Sanjay Kale, and Sandeep Kulkarni. The petition mentions that Mr. Patil was elected MLA from the Shirdi Assembly constituency in 2014 as an Indian National Congress Party candidate and was a leader of opposition. Mr. Kshirsagar too was elected as Congress MLA from Chousala Assembly constituency. They both resigned and joined the BJP/ Shiv Sena party respectively and thereby attracted disqualification on the grounds of defection within the meaning of Schedule X and Article 191(2) of the Indian Constitution. “Let the respondents (ministers) also get a chance to object or respond to the petition,” the court said while posting the matter for further hearing after four weeks.The petition says that on June 16, 2019, Mr. Patil and Mr. Kshirsagar were appointed ministers despite the fact that they are disqualified on the ground of defection as per a schedule of the Indian Constitution.The petitioners state that these ministers being non-legislators are disqualified under the Constitution from holding a position of Member of Legislative Assembly or Member of Legislative Council. The petition highlights that section 151 A of the Representation of People Act prohibits conduct of bye-elections if the remaining tenure is less than one year. As the tenure of the 13th Assembly shall expire on November 8, 2019, i.e. less than a period of five months, there can be no bye-election and subsequent opportunity for the three ministers to be elected.The petition seeks an interim injunction restraining them from acting as ministers including their participation in the meetings of the council of ministers and wants the court to issue a direction to Speaker to decide on the matter. The matter has been adjourned for four weeks.last_img read more

Inbound Marketing Perspective – Betsy Davison from artid.com and HubSpot Blog Stalker

first_imgHere is a video interview with Betsy Davison from artid, who speaks about her experience marketing her small business over the past 8 years and what types of inbound and outbound marketing she has used. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Jul 18, 2008 9:44:00 AM, updated March 21 2013center_img Here are some quotes from Betsy:”The traditional way of doing marketing that we were using back in 1999 and 2000 were things like tradeshows, art shows and festivals, full page ads in trade magazines, email blasts – we used to buy email lists at huge expense… you’d also buy trade magazine lists [for direct mail].  A great deal of our early startup money went to this outbound marketing.””One of the best decisions I made for the company was to say STOP.  We need to back way off on the print ads, the media, the traditional [outbound] marketing strategies.  Because we started to see, even in the art industry the diminishing returns…””Someone sent me a link to your blog.  And I was hooked.  I was sort of a stalker…”And some less insightful quotes from me:”To everyone out there who is a HubSpot blog stalker, its ok.  The blog is free.  We don’t mind.””To all the blog stalkers out there, someday you too can be on the HubSpot blog!”Are you a HubSpot blog stalker?  Leave a comment below and let us know!last_img read more