Why fitness foods could make you fat

first_imgIf you are trying to lose weight relying simply on “fitness” foods, it may backfire, new research suggests. The “fitness” branding encourages consumers to eat more of those foods and to exercise less, potentially undermining their efforts to lose or control their weight, the study said.“Unless a food was forbidden by their diet, branding the product as ‘fit’ increased consumption for those trying to watch their weight,” said study author Hans Baumgartner from Pennsylvania State University in the US, and colleagues. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“To make matters worse, these eaters also reduced their physical activity, apparently seeing the ‘fit’ food as a substitute for exercise,” the researchers said. The authors investigated the effects of fitness-branded food on consumption and physical activity in “restrained” eaters — eaters who are chronically concerned about their body weight.Participants were given trail-mix style snacks marked either “Fitness” or “Trail Mix” with a picture of running shoes which was added to the packaging to make the “Fitness” snack appear even healthier.For those who were specifically trying to watch their weight, the effect of labelling was significant, causing them to eat far more of the snack marked “Fitness.”Snackers eating the “Fitness” brand also chose to expend less energy during the exercise phase of the experiment. The study was published in the Journal of Marketing Research.last_img read more

Family alleges negligence after patient dies in hospital

first_imgKolkata: Tension ran high at Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (INK) at Mullick Bazar on Friday morning after family members of a patient, who died in the hospital, ransacked a portion of the hospital alleging negligence.The family members of the victim alleged that the patient died of negligence on part of the hospital authorities. According to police, a 65-year-old man from Garden Reach area was taken to the hospital on January 14 after he complained of chest pain. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA chaos broke out at the hospital on Friday morning after the patient was declared dead by the hospital authorities. Some family members of the victim staged a demonstration at the Reception area of the hospital. Some other later joined the agitators. They ransacked a portion of the hospital and damaged the registration book of the patients and other documents. Some of the staff members of the hospital were also manhandled by the irate mob. The injured staffers have been admitted to the hospital after suffering injuries. The hospital authorities called up Beniapukur police station and a huge contingent of police rushed to the spot and dispersed the mob. They brought the situation under control. The hospital authorities, however, deny such allegations and have lodged a complaint at the police station following which a probe has been initiated. One person has reportedly been detained for interrogation. A detailed probe has been initiated.last_img read more

The new RStudio Package Manager is now generally available

first_imgThe Rstudio team announced the general availability of their latest RStudio professional product, namely, RStudio Package Manager, two days ago. It explores features such as CRAN access, approved subsets of CRAN packages, adding internal packages from GitHub, and optimized experience for R users among others. RStudio Package Manager is an on-premises server product that helps teams and organizations centralize and organize R packages. In other words, it allows R users and the IT team to work together to build a central repository for R packages. Let’s discuss the features of this new Package Manager. CRAN access RStudio Package Manager allows R users to access CRAN (The Comprehensive R Archive Network) without requiring a network exception on every production node. It also helps automate CRAN updates on your schedule. Moreover, you can optimize the disk usage and only download the packages that you need. However, RStudio Package Manager does not provide binary packages from CRAN. It only provides source packages. This limitation will be addressed in the future. Approved subsets of CRAN packages RStudio Package Manager enables admins to create approved subsets of CRAN packages. It also makes sure that the subsets remain stable despite the adding or updating of packages. Adding internal packages using CLI Administrators can now add internal packages using the CLI. For instance, if your internal packages are in Git, then the RStudio Package Manager can automatically track your Git repositories. This is also capable of making the commits accessible to users. Optimized experience for R users RStudio Package Manager offers a seamless experience that gets optimized for R users. For instance, all packages are versioned which automatically makes the older versions accessible to users. This package Manager is also capable of recording the usage statistics. These metrics help administrators conduct audits and make it easy for R users to discover the popular and most useful packages. For more information, check out the official Rstudio package manager blog. Read Next Getting Started with RStudio Introducing R, RStudio, and Shinylast_img read more