Health and nutrition

Invest what is collected from taxes on sugary drinks

The collection of taxes on foods that are harmful to health should be used for nutrition awareness campaigns, suggests a Spanish body of dietitians and nutritionists.

One of the strategies most used by governments to promote healthy eating is to tax food products that do not offer many health benefits.

Recently, the Ministry of Consumption of Spain proposed to increase taxes on sugary drinks.

The measure is celebrated by dietitians and nutritionists, however, they point out, it is insufficient. According to the General Council of Official Associations of Dietitians-Nutritionists (CGCODN), the income from these taxes should be used to promote healthy habits, or even to reduce the tax on other basic foods that are considered healthy.

The vice president of CGCODN, Paula Crespo, recalled that many low-income people find it difficult to buy healthy foods that meet their daily nutrient demands. “The childhood obesity rate in families with fewer resources is significantly higher than in the rest,” he says.

Invertir lo que se recauda de los impuestos a las bebidas azucaradas

The president of CGCODN, Luis Morán, has stated that “the important thing is to use this collection to finance mentality campaigns about the dangers of obesity”.

Another necessary issue for the improvement of the population’s diet is the appreciation of nutritionists and dieticians. They must be part of the public health system, and that schools can develop classes on food and nutrition, capable of raising awareness about healthy consumption habits.

FUNIBER promotes studies to train professionals in the area of ​​Nutrition and Dietetics, such as the Master’s Degree in Maternal-Child Nutrition and the Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Biotechnology, among others.

Health and nutrition

Microbiome could be linked to risk of developing leukemia

Among those with a genetic predisposition to develop leukemia, the microbiome could act in prevention.

Several studies have already shown indicators of the effects of the microbiome on health, and understanding its association with disease is a growing field of scientific research.

According to a more recent study, gut bacteria may also lower the risk of developing leukemia among those with a genetic predisposition to the disease.

The study was published in the journal Blood, and although the experiment has been carried out in mice, the results may indicate possibilities of preventing the disease in children susceptible to genetic inheritance.

Microbioma podría estar relacionado con el riesgo de desarrollar leucemia

The study highlights that precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common among childhood leukemia cases. This type of disease is associated with a combination of genetic factors and some infections that can occur after delivery.

Even with genetic predisposition, many children do not go on to develop the disease. “In rats, it is observed that intestinal microbes are different from those of animals that are not susceptible to the disease,” says one of the study authors, Isidro Sánchez-García, from the Center for Oncological Research (CIC-IBMCC).

To continue their studies, they hope to expand large-scale experiments to find out if a change in the microbiome could be a successful strategy to prevent disease.

FUNIBER promotes studies in the area of ​​food and health, such as the Master’s Degree in Maternal-Child Nutrition and the Doctorate in Nutrition

Exercises and workouts

Drop Sets

What are Drop Sets and who invented them?

The Drop Set is a simple technique in which we perform a series of any exercise on failure or simply before failure, then we do one more series with a lower weight and continue to for more reps to failure with this reduced weight.

This method was originally “discovered” in 1947 by Henry Atkins, editor of Body Culture magazine. Atkins called it the “multi-poundage system.”

Why do bodybuilders love drop sets?

Bodybuilders prefer this system as it is definitely geared towards increasing muscle mass (hypertrophy). In contrast, you don’t see a lot of soccer players, sprinters, or other athletes using drops sets , as this system doesn’t lead to gains in strength, endurance, or speed gains. In fact, most athletes want maximum strength, which is why the drop set system is often banned. However, if you are looking for pure muscle mass, then the drops sets are ideal!

How do drop sets work? «Breaking muscle fibers»

Let’s say you’re doing 40-pound bicep curls for a set of 8-12 reps. Repetition number 10 is difficult. Number 11 is extremely difficult, even with a bit of cheating. For repetition number 12 you have to make a supreme effort. You have come to the fault honestly. But if you drop a little weight to the bar – say about fifteen to twenty percent less, you can go ahead with the number of reps.

Although it is possible to reach a momentary point of muscular failure after 8-12 repetitions in a conventional linear series, you have not reached absolute failure, you have only reached failure with the weight in pounds / kilos. As you can see, not all the fibers of a muscle group are activated. You only recruit the number of fibers necessary to lift a special weight for the desired number of repetitions.

As you lose weight and continue the series, you cumulatively recruit more and more “reserves” of muscle fibers.

Drops sets recruit muscle fibers “from the bottom”, causing growth that could not normally be achieved by stopping a single set of six to twelve reps.

Drop Sets

Creative Methods for drop sets

– Drops sets with bars:

This was Arnold’s preferred method of bicep training, but it can easily be used in any barbell exercise. All you have to do is put small weights (5kg or 2.5kg for example) on each side of the bar and remove them when you reach failure.

– Drops sets with machines:

Taking the weight off the bars quickly can be messy, cumbersome, and time wasted (unless you have a couple or two). Drop sets are easier with machines. All you have to do is remove the pin from the weight stack and raise it to a lighter weight. On a leg extension machine, for example, you don’t even have to get out of your seat to shift the weight. This allows for a quick weight change, which intensifies the set.

– Drops sets with dumbbells:

This is a great technique for dumbbell exercises, especially curls, side raises, and shoulder presses. For example, if you’re doing side flips, you can start with 20 kilos, do eight reps, then put the 20-pound on the floor, grab the 15, go to failure and then put the 15-pound on the floor and grab the 12 kilos and try to do more reps. Try this technique on the delts and biceps and you will see that the arms and shoulders will inflate like a balloon.

– Drops large sets:

A series of large drop sets refers to a greater decrease in weight between reps. These sets are easier and allow you to do more reps. Due to cardiovascular fatigue, large drops sets are often used on large muscle groups such as the squat, horizontal barbell row, and leg presses. For example, in the squat you can start with 120 kilos on the bar, then you throw a whole 20 kilos plate on each side and move to 80 kilos, almost a 30% drop in weight in kilos. You can then remove another 20kg plate from each side and go with 40kg (a 40% drop). Believe me, 40 kilos never felt so heavy.

– 50% Drop sets:

The “halving method” is a set that allows you to use two completely opposite rep ranges, each of which attack a different aspect of the muscle cell. This allows for excellent muscle growth as well as incredible engorgement! After warming up, start by choosing the heaviest weight you can handle for six repetitions with strict form. Perform six repetitions, then without rest, reduce the weight by exactly fifty percent and continue for twenty repetitions with this weight. An example: In the dumbbell row. If we can do six reps with 60kg max, start with these six reps, and then immediately grab the 30-pound dumbbells and do twenty good reps. You’ll be out of breath and feel something on your lats that you’ve never felt before.

– Drop sets of power: (low repetitions of drop sets)

This was the favorite method of Larry Scott, the first Mr. Olympia. Scott used this technique to develop monster delts and biceps, even in a less genetically optimal frame. Larry says heavy weight and low reps (six reps) were the best way to build size and strength at the same time. This rep range allows you to use heavier weights, which can help maintain your strength levels and thicken muscle fibers without much of a pump effect. Start with a maximum of six reps, and then drop the weight ten to fifteen percent with each set. Repeat with the lightest weight for six reps.

– Drop sets without rest:

This non-stop drop set system is incredibly difficult and most people, conscious or unconscious, avoid it because they are so difficult. To carry out an “honest” drop set without a break, you usually need a training partner (or two). For example, if you are doing the leg press on your own, you have to get up, walk to one side, remove one plate, walk to the other side, remove the other plate, then sit back down and resume the set. . This process takes at least 20 seconds. In that time, the muscles have already begun to dissipate lactic acid and regenerate their energy supplies. But if you have two sparring partners, they can both remove your plates in an instant to get you on with the series. The difference between 0 and 20 seconds is like night and day. Combined with continuous tension, in which absolutely nothing is resting, this can be one of the most difficult exercises of your life! (Good luck!)

How to maximize the efficiency of drop sets:

– Order and have the equipment you are going to use at hand: To move quickly from one exercise to another, you must have all your equipment configured and ready before starting the first exercise. Instead of putting large plates on a bar or machine, load several with 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 etc, ready to go. If you are going to do the drops sets with weights, align the dumbbells beforehand.

– Train when the gym is not full so you have a set of dumbbells or bars for yourself: Drop sets are not very practical in crowded gyms, nor is it polite to hog three or four sets of weights to you alone for 20 minutes. If you are planning to use this training system, try to schedule your training well for a time when the gym is not crowded.

– Stay in a range of six to twelve reps most of the time: Six to twelve reps is the most productive range for bodybuilding and this general rule of thumb should not change in a drop set. If you want to work on maintaining or building strength, even four to six reps is best. If you want pure hypertrophy, stick to around eight to twelve reps. For muscle congestion, resistance, 15-20 reps is best, especially on your last set.

– Use the drop set system sparingly (as a high intensity method) Drop sets are very intense programs and require caution and common sense. If you wear them all the time, you will quickly burn out and overtrain. A great way to use this system is with the 3: 1 method: perform three sets of an exercise, followed by a series of drop sets.

Health and nutrition

Incorporate buckwheat into your diet

Buckwheat, also called buckwheat, is a plant whose grains are edible. But to be consumed, the shells must be removed through a grinding process. Despite having the name wheat, it is not related to the wheat we eat often.
With the rise of gluten-free diets, these cereals are gaining fame for offering culinary alternatives to wheat. For now, the high price prevents it from being consumed more extensively, but many bakers have opted for buckwheat flour to make gluten-free breads.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, buckwheat contains nutritional values ​​very similar to wheat. Both provide practically the same amount of calories per 100 grams (340 kcal of wheat flour and 335 kcal of buckwheat flour), almost the same amount of protein and very similar values ​​of vitamins.

Buckwheat has slightly more fat, sugar, and minerals, mainly calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and zinc.

Incorporar el trigo sarraceno en la dieta

Because of these qualities, it is believed that this grain can be a great food to offer healthy nutrition, with antioxidant effects. At the moment, there are few studies, but the Instituto Nazionale di Ricerca sugli Alimenti e la Nutrizione has been better analyzing these benefits.

According to the Alimente website, the preparation of this grain is similar to rice, and it is usually consumed with other foods. When using flour to make bread, it is important to consider that buckwheat flour is denser than wheat flour.

Exercises and workouts

Smith machines, good or bad?

Smith machines are very popular and can be found in any gym large or small. There are a lot of people who really enjoy the Smith machine and there are those who do not approach them. There are some good uses for the Smith machine but personally I believe much more in the negatives than the positives. So What are the positives and negatives of the Smith machine?

Máquinas Smith

Positive aspects of using the Smith machine

  • The Smith machine is definitely safer than free weights. You have a bit of help without having to worry about stabilizing the weight during the up and down movement, plus if you hit failure unexpectedly and can’t push any further you can bend your wrists a bit and put the bar in place. Also, in many cases you will not need someone to help you perform the exercises on the Smith machine.
  • Another benefit of the Smith machine that I would like to point out is that you can usually lift a little more weight with the Smith machine as there is no waste of energy used to stabilize the weight. I’ll explain why this is actually a Smith machine minus a bit later in the article …
  • Personally what is strange to me about the use of the Smith machine is the following: 2 years ago I only trained on a regular flat bench and due to a move I had to change gym. When I signed up for a new one, they only had the smith machines. What’s funny is that when I started to bench press the Smith machine I did fewer reps with the same amount of weight as I would on a regular flat bench (it had only been a week since my last workout). So, forget about stereotypes that are not always true regarding the Smith machine. I initially thought I was going to be stronger on the Smith machine but actually I was weaker.
    But over time I became more used to the Smith machine and my strength increased dramatically. However, when I switched gym and went back to the free bar again, thinking that I was going to be able to lift the same weight as on the Smith machine and I couldn’t and almost got injured. What I realized when I made the switch is that I had lost muscle strength from stabilizing the free bar on the flat bench. The reason is that the up and down movement with the Smith machine is not the natural movement of most lifters in the free bench press. But it’s safe to say that you can lift a bit more with the Smith machine as there is no need to use the stabilizing muscles during use.

Negative aspects of using the Smith machine:

  • When using the Smith machine you are not using your stabilizer muscles, which is safer but you will not get the best out of each particular exercise. There is no need to balance the bar with the Smith machine and this will lead to underdevelopment in the muscles or underdevelopment of the stabilizer muscles.
  • Using the Smith machine will make you more prone to injury as you are not working and strengthening the muscles responsible for stabilization. The Smith machine will take advantage of muscle imbalances that will make you more prone to injury when doing any type of physical activity.
  • It is a master of the lack of form for any exercise. There really isn’t a wide variety of free weight exercises that use a 100% up and down motion, most have a slight arch or slight curvature. If the bar has to move horizontally for whatever reason and the Smith machine forces the bar to move only vertically and does not allow it to move horizontally, we are doing something wrong. This is very dangerous for the joints, tendons and ligaments.

Let’s take an example: When we are doing the traditional bench press with the free bar, it moves back a little then forward as it travels up. When doing the bench press on the Smith machine, the weight moves upward only, no curvature or anything. Over time, great stress is placed on the wrist, elbow, and shoulder joints. At the very least, you’re going to end up with nagging pain like I did in your shoulders. I can validate that once I stopped using the Smith machine 3-4 weeks later, all my shoulder pain was gone.

Another example is the squat , an exercise frequently performed on the Smith machine. When most people squat on the Smith machine they place their feet a bit on the back of the torso, or directly in front of the bar, so the back is straight allowing free movement from top to bottom… This is! evil! The correct form is the feet placed shoulder width apart, with a slight arch in the back, so you can then move up and down.

One last thing to keep in mind is that you won’t be able to build muscle and strength as fast as you would with free weights compared to the Smith machine . It all leads back to stabilizing the muscles and using them to help balance the weight and perform the exercise. In fact, a study in the “Journal of Strength” (research in December 2009) compared the free squat with the Smith machine squat in six healthy individuals. Researchers used electromyography to measure muscle activation and found that free weights activated an average muscle rate 43% more than those performed on the Smith machine!

With that said, if you’re looking to build muscle it’s best to stay away from the Smith machine. I personally will never use the Smith machine again and will not recommend it to anyone.

Exercises and workouts

Split routines and weight training

There are many advantages to breaking up weight training routines. Working all muscle groups can work for some people with great genetics, but split workouts work best for everyone and allow you to gain more muscle gain by working less time in the gym.

Normally, a person using a full-body routine would have to spend two hours in the gym training. With a split routine, you can spend 30-45 minutes in the gym. One of the biggest advantages is spending less time training, this allows you to have more intensity, more attention, concentration and more energy. Also, having a full-body routine can lead to long-term overtraining, at least much more so than a split routine. This is the purpose of using a 3 to 4 day split workout routine. You make sure that you won’t over-train and that it will allow your body to rest and recover.

Rutinas divididas


  • Better to shape the body – You have more control over the specific development of your physique. If you want to spend a little extra time on increasing shoulder width, then you can do that. To my knowledge, there are very few natural bodybuilders and fitness models who consistently do full body workouts, the vast majority use some kind of split routine.
  • Very manageable / Easy – Lifting weights should not be easy, but if you like to lift with a lot of intensity, it is more manageable if you only focus on 2-3 muscle groups at a time, or less. “It is less metabolically demanding.”
  • Change routines – Changing your exercise routine can be as easy as changing the split body part so that you will focus on different body parts on different days, or simply substituting different exercises for a given split.


  • Less Total Calories Burned – If you are doing an arm workout, your calorie burn will be less than a full body workout.
  • Muscle and strength imbalances – If your exercise routine is not structured properly, it is quite easy to overdevelop certain muscle groups at the expense of others and develop muscle imbalances, both from the point of view of aesthetic sight and strength.
  • You can’t skip a workout – Well, you can skip a workout but it’s troublesome. With most split training routines, you will be working each muscle group once a week, so if you miss a workout, it will take two weeks to train that muscle group.

Who should use a split routine?

  • Bodybuilders / Powerlifters – If you like to lift very heavy and train hard a muscle having great control over the configuration of your body, then these types of routines are very good.
  • Advanced lifters – If you’ve been lifting for a long time and religiously go to the gym every day, or lift weights at home 3 to 5 times a week, keep doing split routines. I don’t see any reason to change as long as you are training your legs and core on one of those days and have your nutrition under control. If you have more than 20% body fat, you should seriously consider full body workouts to help maximize calorie burn.


When creating a routine, always try to put the muscle groups that are weaker the first days of the week and those that are more developed or strong in the rest of the week. It must also be remembered that the largest muscle groups in the body should always be trained before the smallest. For example: (if we train on a biceps / back day, we should always start from the back) The smaller muscles are used as support and stabilization in your lifts and in compound movements, so it is important that they are not tired when necessary .

This is the training routine that I personally currently use for 5 days and that is very good:
As my weakest muscle group is the legs, I put them on the first day …
Monday – Legs and abs
Tuesday – Chest and shoulders
Wednesday – Back and biceps
Thursday – Triceps
Friday – Calves / abs / hamstrings
Weekend – Rest!

Split 4 day routine:
Monday – Back and biceps
Tuesday – Chest and triceps
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – Legs / calves / hamstrings (personally I think that if we want to do all this in one day we will spend more than 1 hour and a half in the gym)
Friday – Shoulders and abs
Weekend – Rest or 30 minutes of cardio!

3-day split routine: I personally don’t like this type of workout. We spent more than 2 hours in the gym.
Monday – Chest / shoulder / triceps
Tuesday – Rest
Wednesday – Back / biceps / abs
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Legs / Calves / Hamstrings
Weekend – Rest or 10-30 minutes of cardio!

Bodybuilder nutrition

Nutrition Facts Regarding Bodybuilding 2012

In this article we will talk about the latest nutritional facts about bodybuilding.

  • The pre-workout meal is probably more important than the post-workout meal, especially if your training takes less than an hour. Remember that it takes time for nutrients to enter your system, and an increase in blood amino acids during training increases protein synthesis.
  • It is currently fashionable to say that breakfast is a waste of time. However, eating a high-protein breakfast is one of the best ways to increase satiety and increase the likelihood that the carbohydrates you eat at lunch will be stored as glycogen.

Datos nutricionales

To maximize protein synthesis, increase blood levels with leucine throughout the day. There is increasing evidence that adding a serving of leucine to meals is a very smart and profitable trick for bodybuilders.

  • Nuts are one of the best “weight gainers.” They are cheap, portable, nutritious, and high in calories.
  • There is no need to use mega doses of BCAAs before workouts lasting 60 minutes or less. 5 grams is all you need.
  • Forty grams of casein protein before bed increases protein synthesis during sleep by 26%.
  • Sleeping more is a classic strategy for people who train and want to increase muscle size, getting 8 hours of sleep is also essential to optimize fat loss hormones such as leptin.
  • Resveratrol, green tea, and curcumin have been shown to improve blood sugar control.
  • Creatine is not a fancy supplement, but it is still one of the most effective. Take creatine with your pre-workout meal. This meal has to be high in carbohydrates (100-150 grams) as insulin enhances the transport of creatine.
  • Being at very low percentages of fat or being very defined is not normal in today’s society. This means that you have to do the things that normal people don’t do. You have to bring your own food to work, you have to ask that food be prepared differently from what appears on most menus, the idea of ​​”fast food” should be a protein shake, and you can’t take the weekend off your diet as we could do when we are in volume.
  • The powers of fish oil don’t just extend to improving blood sugar control. It is incredible for many other reasons (an increase in protein synthesis, optimal fat burning, helps your heart, reduces joint pain, etc.) If you want to add it to your diet consume 2.5-5 grams of EPA / DHA daily.
  • Detractors of very low carbohydrate diets often refer to the fact that this type of diet leads to a decrease in insulin sensitivity. However, the decrease is negligible, and since you are not taking as many carbohydrates anyway, insulin sensitivity is not as critical. “Low-carb diets are still the most effective way to lose fat.”
  • L-Carnitine L-Tartrate can increase androgen receptors in muscles and reduce post-exercise pain. If you want to add it to your diet, consume 1 gram twice a day.
  • The inflammation that occurs during the training session is a natural part of the muscle building process. Drinking antioxidant-rich cocktails to prevent this from happening can decrease insulin sensitivity after training.
  • Environmental toxins like xenoestrogens play a role in blocking muscle building goals. Be careful about what food you buy, how it is prepared and stored.
    Xenoestrogens are man-made chemicals that can enter the body and mimic the effects of estrogen, a female hormone. We certainly know that large amounts of estrogen are not exactly suitable for people who want to be lean and muscular.
  • If you’re not making the gains you want, you need to spend more time quantifying exactly what you’re eating. You will be surprised at what you think you were doing.
Bodybuilder nutrition

Avocado in bodybuilding

After almost 4 weeks without internet, today Tuesday the 11th, they have finally installed it for me at home. It is time to continue writing articles about our beloved “sport”. And what better way to start than with an article about this incredible fruit.

You have most likely eaten this mysterious fruit before. Probably in your salads or even on your toasts.

The fruit I am referring to is the avocado .

Avocados are a misunderstood fruit. For one thing, it is often mistaken as a vegetable, but what is even more surprising is that many people believe that it should be avoided due to its high fat content. If you are one of those people then you are wrong. Avocados are packed with a ton of nutrients and may still play a role in weight loss and reducing your risk of various diseases.

Who cares if they are high in fat. The fats in avocados are good for bodybuilders because they are monounsaturated.

El aguacate en el culturismo

Benefits for bodybuilders and for health in general

  • According to online nutrition data, an avocado (approximately 201g) contains 422 calories and 40 grams of fat – which means that approximately 81% of its calories come from fat. But we are not talking about bad fats; We’re talking about the goodies – monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA).
  • This fat is known to lower cholesterol. But the best thing is that while lowering bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein – LDL), simultaneously increasing good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein – HDL).
  • Lowering LDL cholesterol alone may not be enough for people at high risk for heart disease. This is what makes avocado so good! Its high levels of MUFA raise and lower good and bad cholesterol respectively, making it an even more effective fruit to help reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • The monounsaturated fats in avocado help burn fat and maintain lean tissue. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2010 established that, “The monounsaturated fats found in avocados are easily burned for fuel during exercise and actually stimulate fat burning.”
  • Avocado fats also preserve lean body mass during weight loss …
  • Avocados also contain a very interesting carbohydrate called mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blocks the release of insulin and increases the absorption of calcium, both of which are essential to encourage fat loss.
  • Aside from its heart-healthy properties, Did you know that an avocado is considered a complete protein source? That means it contains all nine essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine , methionine, phenylalanine, Theronine, Trypotophan and valine. For fitness lovers and for bodybuilders, this is excellent news! This means that eating avocado will help ensure that our bodies have what they need to regain and build new muscle. There are many fruits and vegetables that contain amino acids, but what makes avocado unique is that it does not leave any amino acids out. This is extremely important when repairing muscle tissue, « if an essential amino acid is missing, the body cannot adequately continue protein synthesis «
  • Nutrition facts online also claim that an avocado contains 13g of fiber – which is more fiber than 1½ cups of oatmeal! But what’s really interesting is that avocado contains both soluble and insoluble fiber.


It’s hard to believe there’s still something positive to say about avocado – it seems we’ve already covered everything! But, there is something else.

The avocado has another unique property; It contains three powerful antioxidants that help protect our bodies against free radicals – vitamins C, E and beta-carotene (precursor of vitamin A).

“These antioxidants play a very important role in helping to prevent diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and macular degeneration.”

Health and nutrition

Neurological aspects that make us gain weight

A network of neurons that connects the brain to the stomach allows visual and olfactory signals to influence, in different ways, people who want to go up or down weight.
A study conducted by researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, reports the discovery of a network of neurons connected between the brain and the gastric basal electrical frequency.

This neural connection may be associated with the possibility of gaining and losing weight, because it provides data for a theory that believes that some people receive more stimuli when they see and smell food.

Aspectos neurológicos que nos hacen engordar

Study leader Gidon Levakov said these results suggest that “weight loss is not just a matter of willpower, but is actually related to much more basic visual and olfactory signs,” he says.

The study was carried out with 92 people who followed an 18-month weight loss intervention. These participants were analyzed using data such as waist circumference, age, and abnormal lipid levels, in addition to other behavioral tests and brain imaging.

The study understands that visual information is an important factor that causes food, since it is a meaning widely used by humans. According to the study, this sense is associated with the stomach.

To expand knowledge about food and health, FUNIBER facilitates the training of professionals with the Scholarship program for programs in the area of ​​Nutrition, such as the International Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and the Specialization in Overweight and Obesity.

Health and nutrition

Study looks at lifestyle to reduce chronic kidney disease

A lesser known but also shocking disease. It is estimated that around 10% of the world’s population suffers from chronic kidney disease and that in many cases they cause premature deaths.Estudio analiza el estilo de vida para reducir la enfermedad renal crónica

According to a study by international researchers, lifestyle can influence the degree of risk of the disease and there is a lack of clear guidelines for health recommendations.

In this recently published study, researchers evaluated diet, exercise, and alcohol consumption with the development of kidney problems. With the results, the authors concluded that diets with more vegetables and more potassium, in addition to the practice of physical activity and the reduction of alcoholic beverages, salt and cigarettes are the main recommendations to reduce the risk of the disease.

The study has evaluated data from more than 2.5 million healthy people in 16 countries. These recommendations would serve healthy people who may be at risk of developing the disease.

Among people who are already suffering from chronic kidney problems, all the recommendations for habits should be indicated by the health professional who attends the patient.

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