A 22-year-old woman who is victim of dubious weight loss product is being treated in hospital. Photo courtesy of Bình Dân Hospital HCM City – Doctors are warning people to stay away from weight loss drugs promoted on social media websites. Earlier this week, HCM City’s Bình Dân Hospital reported a case of a woman who became seriously ill using weight loss products. The patient, a 22-year-old woman identified as T.T.M.N, is from the neighbouring province of Bình Dương. After a month using the drugs, she developed kidney failure and was hospitalised for dialysis, said doctor Lê Thị Đan Thùy. “She was hospitalised with a condition of kidney and liver failure, swollen limbs, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and fluid in her lungs”, said Thùy. Thanks to immediate first-aid and treatment, the young woman lived through the ordeal but has suffered serious kidney failure. … [Read more...] about Using fast weight loss product might pay with life: doctors
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While the market is awash with different types of supplementary food, there are still genuine brands with traceable origin, Photo: Le Toan In recent years, supplementary food are becoming more and more popular, especially among office workers. Thao Van, a 32-year old office worker in Hanoi, is trying to lose weight after stopping breastfeeding her baby. She spends an hour to exercise every day and is looking for a type of supplementary food to burn fat. However, after a few days of browsing, she feels hopelessly lost in the world of supplementary food of varying origins, prices, and quality. “It is very difficult to choose. Along with products with clear origin from the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, and South Korea that are quite expensive, there are a lot of cheap products from China. I cannot tell which products are safe,” Van told VIR. According to statistics published by the Vietnam Association of Functional Food (VAFF), only 63 kinds of supplementary food were sold … [Read more...] about Thousand shades of grey in healthy food
Nguyễn Tiến Hùng seen at the Việt Nam Mountain Marathon 2018 . — Photo courtesy of Nguyễn Tiến Hùng Viet Nam News Runner Nguyễn Tiến Hùng has done very well in his sport. His sport has also been good to him and given him wonderful memories. One was running in the moonlight, passing rice fields, waterfalls and friendly people. Nguyễn Tiến Hùng loved it so much he switched off his headlamp and ran only with the light of the moon to guide him. Nguyễn Tiến Hùng, 34, is considered the best amateur runner in the country. He beat more than 200 rivals from across the world to win the men’s 100km event at the Việt Nam Mountain Marathon (VMM) 2018, the country’s biggest ever mountain race in September. At the Long Biên Marathon 2018 in late October, he also defended his title in the men’s 42km category. Thanh Nga talks to him. Inner … [Read more...] about Running by the light of the moon
Nguyễn Thị Lâm from the National Institute of Nutrition shares her knowledge of using dietary supplements, saying that people should only use pills containing natural ingredients. — VNS Photo Minh ThuViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Experts convened in Hà Nội recently to discuss the importance of controlling weight at a workshop on healthy lifestyles and diets. Obesity is nothing new and people who are overweight or obese often have health problems that may increase the risk of heart disease. Từ Ngữ, secretary general of the Việt Nam Nutrition Association, said the rate of obesity had been increasing in Việt Nam, and warned of the development of chronic diseases within the community. “The rate of obesity (Body Mass Index over 23) was 16.3 per cent based on a survey of 17,000 people aged 25-64 conducted nationwide last year,” he said. "The number of overweight … [Read more...] about Experts call for healthy diet
We've been warned repeatedly about the health perils of being out-of-sync with our body clocks. Are we eating in the right way for these circadian rhythms, and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health and help us lose weight? 'Breakfast like a king' What did you eat this morning for breakfast or lunch? The chances are it wasn't steak and chips, chickpea curry or anything else you might normally have for dinner. Yet some scientists believe eating more of our daily calories earlier in the day - and shifting mealtimes earlier in general - could be good for our health. One study found women who were trying to lose weight lost more when they had lunch earlier in the day, while another linked eating later breakfasts to having a higher body mass index. "There's already a very old saying, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, and I think there's some truth in that," says Dr Gerda Pot, a visiting lecturer in nutritional sciences at King's College … [Read more...] about Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?