Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Sue health : normal to patology


"Sleep disorders, or "Sleep disorders", is the title of the new blog guest of the journal Gaceta Sanitaria. In this blog post discussed the recently published study Gaceta Sanitaria " Effect age and sex on the prevalence of a poor quality of sleep or adult "which gives us data on the subject so far little studied.
At the entrance we reflect on the characteristics of sleep o and soothed influence lifestyles in it. The relation between health is an interesting topic for our blog and topical.
 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Electronicos devices (wereables) to improve health: Chimera or Reality?


In Ultimos we are witnessing a implosion apparatus and electrĂłnicos devices that are incorporated in some part of our body continuously interacting with the user, and other devices, in order to perform some especifica function: smart watches, shoes sports with GPS, and bracelets that monitor our health are examples of such technology. Wereable technology are called.
This technology is being used to try to improve the health of patients, particularly in helping weight loss among other utilities. But what we are facing a reality or an illusion? Publication recent JAMA study " Effect of Wearable Technology Combined With a Lifestyle Intervention on Long-term Weight Loss: Randomized Clinical Trial The IDEA" , brings us to the reflexion data on their effectiveness.
The study authors wanted to test hipatitesis that in intervencion comparacion with a standard weight loss, a intervenciĂłn which has aA ± adido wereable Daraa technology to greater weight loss © pA. This is a randomized clinical trial in which participants were operated with a low calorie diet, prescripciĂłn of physical activity and group therapy sessions. At 6 months, counseling sessions, text messages, and access to study materials on a website. And participants are randomized to a group with self-monitorizaciion standard diet and physical activity across © s of a website, and a group where they PROPORTIONAL one wereable type portable device connected to a web to control diet and physical activity.
 
The results tell us that the change in weight at 24 months significantly ACCORDING difference intervention groups: one pA © average weight loss of 3.5 kg estimated in intervention with wereable group and 5.9 kg in the group of intervention standard; difference, 2.4 kg. Both groups had a significant in body composition, you conditioned physical, physical activity and diet, with no significant difference between groups. The authors conclude that among adults intervened, the a portable device technology to a standard intervention result in less weight loss © pA to 24 months. Devices that monitor and provide information on physical activity (wereables) can not offer an advantage over approaches to lose weight in the intervention implemented analyzed.
The results are a jug of cold water for the use of this technology in AP © loss of weight, and opens an interesting field of study and knowledge. Regardless of this, we consider as very modest results obtained in both groups intervention regarding BP © loss of weight in the long term, even with interventions that can be considered high intensity. And it is that losing weight is not easy.


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