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sábado, 20 de octubre de 2018

Compulsive eating: A growing problem in Mexico

The prevalence of compulsive eating or binge-eating is increasing in Mexico, according to specialists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The prevalence of overweight and obese adults over the age of 20 was of 71.28% in 2012. In 2016, the rate grew to 72.5%.

“If we take the aforementioned figures as reference, we could assume that the prevalence of compulsive eating is also on the rise,” said the investigator Cecilia Silva Gutiérrez, a scholar at UNAM’s Faculty of Psychology.

The age range of compulsive eaters has grown considerably. A few years ago, binge-eating was most common among teenagers and young adults, but now younger people and the elderly are presenting the same problem.

“We know that there are personal, social, cognitive, and neurological factors that can contribute to an emotional dysregulation which in turn produces discomfort and anxiety. Some individuals seek to regulate their instability through food, which provides momentary sensations of tranquility, satisfaction, and well-being. However, their behavior causes them to feel guilty, thus elevating frustration. This is how compulsive eating becomes a vicious cycle,” she explained.

This type of conduct is considered to be an eating disorder. When in the presence of other people, compulsive eaters eat very little to avoid suspicion, but in solitude, they incur in binge-eating which makes them feel guilty over their lack of self control, and ashamed of gaining more body weight.

Unlike other disorders such as bulimia, in which patients also have food binges, the compulsive eater doesn’t resort to compensatory solutions such as self-induced vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas, prolonged fasting, or excessive exercise.

It is important that the population learns about this subject. Eating disorders represent a serious health problem that is not easy to deal with, given the patients’ lack of self-control.

“To achieve an accurate diagnosis, the specialist must be sensitive and knowledgable enough to tell whether a person with obesity shows signs of compulsive eating or not so that he or she can provide a proper treatment. Compulsive eating is often treated with psychotherapy, although anxiety levels in some patients may also require medication for an efficient modification of conduct.”
 

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Compulsive eating: A growing problem in Mexico

The prevalence of compulsive eating or binge-eating is increasing in Mexico, according to specialists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The prevalence of overweight and obese adults over the age of 20 was of 71.28% in 2012. In 2016, the rate grew to 72.5%.

“If we take the aforementioned figures as reference, we could assume that the prevalence of compulsive eating is also on the rise,” said the investigator Cecilia Silva Gutiérrez, a scholar at UNAM’s Faculty of Psychology.

The age range of compulsive eaters has grown considerably. A few years ago, binge-eating was most common among teenagers and young adults, but now younger people and the elderly are presenting the same problem.

“We know that there are personal, social, cognitive, and neurological factors that can contribute to an emotional dysregulation which in turn produces discomfort and anxiety. Some individuals seek to regulate their instability through food, which provides momentary sensations of tranquility, satisfaction, and well-being. However, their behavior causes them to feel guilty, thus elevating frustration. This is how compulsive eating becomes a vicious cycle,” she explained.

This type of conduct is considered to be an eating disorder. When in the presence of other people, compulsive eaters eat very little to avoid suspicion, but in solitude, they incur in binge-eating which makes them feel guilty over their lack of self control, and ashamed of gaining more body weight.

Unlike other disorders such as bulimia, in which patients also have food binges, the compulsive eater doesn’t resort to compensatory solutions such as self-induced vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas, prolonged fasting, or excessive exercise.

It is important that the population learns about this subject. Eating disorders represent a serious health problem that is not easy to deal with, given the patients’ lack of self-control.

“To achieve an accurate diagnosis, the specialist must be sensitive and knowledgable enough to tell whether a person with obesity shows signs of compulsive eating or not so that he or she can provide a proper treatment. Compulsive eating is often treated with psychotherapy, although anxiety levels in some patients may also require medication for an efficient modification of conduct.”
 

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América se prepara para una gran noche

Si los números hacen justicia, el América se perfila a tener una gran noche contra Tijuana, en el estadio Azteca.

Las Águilas han cuidado de su invicto como local tras 14 partidos. Además, los de Coapa no pierden en sus últimos seis duelos contra los Xolos (tres victorias y tres empates).

La última vez que el conjunto fronterizo superó a los capitalinos en el Azteca, fue en el Apertura 2012.

Las probabilidades son menores para los dirigidos de Diego Cocca si se toman en cuenta los presentes números del torneo de Liga. Tijuana suma apenas un triunfo y cuatro caídas fuera del estadio Caliente, mientras que los de Miguel Herrera han defendido el coloso de Santa Úrsula con tres ganados y dos empatados. 

En la tabla del Apertura 2018,  América también impone, con 24 puntos (7-3-2). Tijuana ladra fuera de zona de clasificación,con 16 unidades (4-4-4).

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Messi sufre fractura en el brazo

El argentino Lionel Messi sufrió hoy una fractura en el radio del brazo derecho en el encuentro ante el Sevilla y será baja por un tiempo aproximado de tres semanas, informó el Barcelona.

El astro se perderá así el clásico de la próxima semana ante el Real Madrid por la Liga Española de futbol. Tampoco estará en el duelo de Champions League de este miércoles ante el Inter de Milán.

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"Messi tiene una fractura en el radio del brazo derecho. El tiempo aproximado de baja es de tres semanas. #FuerzaLeo", señaló el Barcelona en un mensaje en Twitter.

Messi sufrió una caída en el minuto 16 del choque que el Barcelona ganó hoy por 4-2 al Sevilla en el Camp Nou, cuando los azulgrana lideraban por 2-0.
 

El astro azulgrana corría por la banda derecha cuando chocó con un contrario, apoyó mal la mano y se lastimó el codo. Los gestos de tremendo dolor fueron inmediatos. 

Medio mareado, Messi recibió la rápida asistencia de los servicios médicos del Barcelona, que lo apartaron a la banda y le vendaron el brazo afectado, sin que el argentino pudiera dejar de quejarse.

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El capitán azulgrana tomó el camino de los vestuarios en el minuto 22 del choque, abatido. Instantes más tarde, abandonó las instalaciones del club para ser sometido a pruebas médicas.

Antes de lastimarse, Messi había encauzado el choque frente a los andaluces con un gol y asistiendo al brasileño Philippe Coutinho en el primer tanto azulgrana.

 

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México ahora respeta el liderazgo de EU, dice Donald Trump

“Ahora México respeta el liderazgo de Estados Unidos”, aseguró este sábado el presidente Donald Trump, al elogiar las acciones emprendidas por el gobierno mexicano para contener a la caravana de migrantes que buscan llegar a territorio estadounidense. 

Durante un mitin en Elko, Nevada, Trump aludió a los alrededor de 5 mil migrantes que buscan cruzar la frontera sur de México para seguir su camino a EU.

"¡Quiero agradecer a México! ¡México ha sido increíble! ¡Y los líderes de México!", dijo Trump. Acto seguido, añadió: "¿Y ustedes saben por qué? ¡Porque ahora México respeta el liderazgo de Estados Unidos!".

El viernes, en otro evento, Trump advirtió que los migrantes “no pasarán” a EU y que si México no lograba contenerlos, desplegaría al Ejército en la frontera sur estadounidense.
 

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En su publicación de Twitter, el mandatario estadounidense acompañó el mensaje con un video de dos aviones de la Policía Federal

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IPN students design Battery Management Strategy

Researchers from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) have designed a Waste Management Plan for Primary and Secondary Batteries in order to reduce the risks and environmental impact of batteries used in electronic devices.

Brenda Domínguez Santillán, Luisa Martínez Hernandez, graduates in Environmental Engineering from the Interdisciplinary Professional Unit of Biotechnology (UPIBI) and their advisor Saúl Hernandez Islas, claimed that the project offered preventive mechanisms and planning to unite synergies and promote public policies to reduce the environmental risk of battery use.

"This will not be limited to a temporary collection center, it will help us learn to identify and manage this type of waste. Our plan will help promote consumption habits that will generate less waste to help mitigate climate change," said Hernandez Islas in a statement from the IPN.

The head of the Environmental Engineering degree at UPIBI indicated that the management of batteries is currently deficient, and the programs implemented to sort waste have lacked promotion and monitoring. The final destination of batteries after their useful life is unknown.

He underlined that rechargeable batteries are not consumed enough and can replace up to 200 primary batteries with due care.
He stressed that this initiative consists of several stages that abide with all corresponding regulations of each of the government sectors such as source reduction, separation-classification, identification-correct packaging, and battery collector.

"This sustainable project cannot begin without environmental education based on values and actions to reduce the use of batteries. The first thing we need to do is raise awareness," he said.

According to a study by UPIBI, in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico (MCMA) it is estimated that 64 percent of the inhabitants of Mexico City consume from one to two batteries a month; 30 percent from three to five, and the remaining 6 percent more than six, which represents a total generation of 124 million 963 thousand 449 batteries a year.

AA, AAA, C and D-type batteries are used by 44 percent of the population; rechargeable batteries by 29 percent, and 24 percent use lithium-ion batteries for cell phones, laptops and cameras), while button batteries are the least frequent, used by only three percent of the population.
 

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