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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Obesiti di Malaysia: Battling the bulge


Berikut adalah copy paste daripada The Malay Mail. Dr Medina, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, berkata untuk Malaysia.

Battling the bulge

Children now at risk of obesity than 30 years ago, says nutrition guru
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 - 18:43
by Sonia Belani

“IT is not difficult to find children with obesity problems today as they are not receiving the nutrition that their bodies need,” says a professor of nutrition and obesity, Dr Rocio Medina.

“Compared to the yesteryears, nutrition transition has changed because we used to have a very different lifestyle. We used to be more active, we ate sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables. Now, both adults and kids are eating more fats, sweets and children do not have a healthy lifestyle. They are mostly in front of the TV or computer and they do not exercise like we used to. This transition is reality and it is not good for us,” says Dr Medina, at a Herbalife luncheon.

Malaysia is ranked sixth in the Asia-Pacific region for obesity and tops the list in Southeast Asia for both obesity and diabetes.
According to Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya, there are about three million obese Malaysians and the number is increasing while there are about five million individuals who suffer from varying degrees of diabetes.

Dr Medina, a mum of seven children and a triathlon competitor, co-founded the Medical College of Surgeons and Professionals in Obesity and Clinical Nutrition at Nuevo León, Mexico, in 2000, among other achievements.

Today, Dr Medina leads Herbalife’s global nutrition training that focuses on worldwide fitness education for its independent distributors. “We have a huge responsibility to uphold because of the increase of nutrition problems around the world,” says the managing director and vice-president of Worldwide Nutrition, Herbalife.

“The statistics in Asia are increasing and people are still ignorant of the obesity problems faced around the world. For example, seven out of 10 people are overweight,” says Dr Medina.

“There are even bigger problems in Asia. Body composition in Asian people is different. People in Asia don’t look obese. They look slim and thin from the outside, but there are still a lot fat tissues around the organs. This is in comparison to people in the US who are obese from the outside.

“According to research, people in Asia have more fat tissues around their organs and have higher risk of diabetes. Obesity is fat tissue covering your organs and it increases insulin in our blood. That is killing people.

“We even see children who are at risk, which we wasn’t the case 30 years ago. It is not just a matter of weight, body measurement with a scale but it is a matter of body composition, what’s inside your body, not just how you look.

“‘Healthy fat people’ are also in denial as that term does not exist. It is time we start having a healthy lifestyle and exercise is important. If you do not have much time, spare at least 30 minutes to walk, jog, swim and other activities. “Economy also plays a role.

People can have a value meal at a fast food outlet and that is what drives them to eat unhealthy food.

“I believe if we educate ourselves and our kids, we can lead a better future. The change has to start in-depth, starting with our families,” stresses Dr Medina.

“I have seen education in communities that has helped in changing people to having a balanced and healthier lifestyle.

It is not impossible. “The first step is to realise what we want for our lives in the future.
Make a decision to have good nutrition, good body composition and you do not want to be sick.

“Write it down as it is a commitment for yourself. It is not easy to eat healthy these days and it is not cheap as well. Having tools and supplements will help.”


Kalau perasan, Herbalife fokus kepada:

1) Educate masyarakat tentang nutrisi, kepentingan menjaga pemakanan. EDUCATION yang akan mengubah masa depan. Kalau mungkin tok nenek harini tak boleh nak give up nasi lemak sebab dah biasa sangat, tapi generasi mudah BOLEH BERUBAH. That's why Herbalife keep on educating everyone especially the GenH.

2) Provide produk yang boleh melengkapkan nutrisi harian masyarakat.

3) Educate masyarakat tentang kepentingan bersenam dan cara asas bersenam for dummies (tapi benda ni belum meluas sampai ke Malaysia lagi sebab di Malaysia kita masih sibuk fighting obesity dengan pemakanan)

Aku jumpa ramai yang dengan sombongnya berkata "I don't need supplement", tapi faktanya tahun-tahun berlalu I don't see them growing healthier or glower or maintain slim. Kebanyakannya makin naik berat badan, muka semakin gelap kurang glw dan semain terpancar keletihan. Baru usia 20-an. Sebab tulah bila masuk umur 30 tahun ramai mula mencari. Umur 40 semua dah putus asa dan terima hakikat akan sakit. 

WHY NOT YOU, yang berusia 20-an ni mula menjaga dari sekarang. DON'T DO IT FOR YOU, DO IT FOR YOUR FUTURE FAMILY. 

Aku tak kata satu-satunya cara adalah Herbalife. Ye ada banyak cara. Herbalife salah satu daripadanya. But some of you, somewhere in millions of people in the world, some of you dah cuba PELBAGAI CARA dan ternyata anda terus tidak berjaya? Come to us and InsyaAllah we will guide you. 

Saya tak memaksa semua orang guna Herbalife, saya menjemput anda yang memang mencari dan memerlukan, untuk bersama kami. :)



safa taha said...

this is interesting!!!! recent studies have shown that childhood obesity in developed countries (especially US) is related to high fructose formula milk, beverages and food. Dr Lustig (pediatrician endocrinologist) from UCLA clearly stated that people who have diet FREE from FRUCTOSE, are the healthiest on earth!! Guess what, herbalife shake mai ingredient is soy...and FRUCTOSE. patutla sedap, and patutla ada case reports yg relate herbalife relate to hepatotoxicity. I wish herbalife people can make a good comments on these scientific evidence....

Ina Allen said...

Hi, You bring up a good point on sugar. The world is starting to realize that we consume way too much sugar in our daily diets, as well as fats and calories overall. The main reason for using sugar is for taste. Almost all of your customers want something that tastes good, so sugar helps to sweeten the product. 32 years ago, when Mark Hughes designed the products, he didn't add much sugar because he wanted to keep the products protein based with plant nutrients, and he started the company using fructose as a sweetener. That legacy has continued in almost all of our product line, in particular our shakes. Fructose is basically fruit sugar. The sugar that you find in a candy bar is glucose or sucrose. The good thing about fructose is that is does NOT go directly into the bloodstream after you eat it (like glucose and sucrose do). Instead, fructose takes a stop in the liver to get metabolized which slows down its release into the blood. This is why Mark was so smart to use fructose because it generally has a Low glycemic index compared to other sugars. Because our shakes have protein and fiber, they help to slow the release of the fructose which is why people feel satisfied with energy for 2-3 hours. Also, the amount of fructose is between 9-12 grams depending on which shake you use. Some of the new shakes may have only 6 grams of sugar. Each gram of sugar has 4 calories so a shake with 12 grams of sugar is only 48 calories which is very little when you consider a typical soda has 200 calories of sugar. Furthermore, our sugar is sourced from oranges or beets which is a more natural source than corn sweetener (which is what the food companies generally use). So yes, many customers are asking for low sugar products which is exactly what we offer. I remember when I started in the company years ago, Deb Katz told me that Mom's generally look for products that have less than 13 grams of sugar per serving on the shelf in stores. And that is about the amount in our products. Best regards, Dr Luigi Gratton.

Ina Allen said...

"Fructose is not toxic, it�s in all fruits. The problem is High Fructose Corn Syrup which is contributing to obesity worldwide. So most of what you see online is about corn sweetener, and not fructose itself which is healthy when found in fruits, which is where we get it from. Best regards, Dr Luigi Gratton"

Dr. Gratton is a physician specialist in family medicine and clinical physician at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition in the risk factor obesity program. He has written numerous articles on nutrition and obesity and has appeared on television speaking on nutrition, anti-aging medicine, sports nutrition, and other medical topics.

kedaivitaminfatimah said...

perkongsian yang menarik.:)

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