Today, the newly-developed Body Volume Indicator (BVI)™ was revealed as a modern day measure of body composition and weight distribution following a 10-year collaboration with Mayo Clinic experts who led extensive research on fat distribution, the importance of fat assessment and the limitations of the current standard of Body Mass Index (BMI). In conjunction with the development of BVI, BVI America LLC, a subsidiary of 3D measurement pioneer Select Research, announced the launch of the revolutionary BVI Pro tablet application, which will provide an easily accessible and affordable means for the professional community to use the new BVI measurement in everyday clinical use to assess health risks.
The potential benefits of using Body Volume as a new indicator of risks were presented on April 27 by Mayo Clinic researchers, BVI America and the University of Westminster. It draws on 10 years of rigorous research, testing and validation using several potential Body Volume indices. Now BVI, calculated as a ratio between total volume and abdominal volume, can be used as a supplement to the current measurement standard of BMI, which is based solely on height and weight. BVI is considered to be a more precise means of estimating weight distribution and the fat around the organs, which is not visible to the human eye and can lead to serious health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. The medical and professional community at large is invited to contribute to the continued development of BVI by downloading and using the BVI Pro tablet application with their patients and clients; anonymous data collected will be analyzed by Mayo Clinic, whose research and validation of BVI will continue.
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Blue Plate® Mayonnaise, one of the country’s oldest and most beloved condiment brands, is shaking up the mayonnaise aisle with the industry’s first mayonnaise made with Greek yogurt. Blue Plate Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt (Blue Plate Light Greek) features creamy, tangy Greek yogurt for a full-flavored light mayonnaise with half the fat and calories of traditional mayonnaise, plus one gram of protein per serving. The new Blue Plate Light Greek is in stores now, available in a 30-ounce jar and a 12-ounce squeeze bottle.
This is the first major product innovation in real mayonnaise since the introduction of olive oil more than five years ago. Consumer research shows that Greek yogurt has come into its own as a food super trend, and U.S. consumption is expected to reach $4 billion by 2019. Blue Plate Light Greek features a flavor that is perfectly proportioned to pair with sandwiches, salads and more. The added protein is yet another nutritious benefit not found in any other mayonnaise.
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Wholly Guacamole® brand, America’s No. 1 selling branded pre-made guacamole, will extend fiesta flavor far beyond Cinco de Mayo this May.
The makers of Wholly Guacamole® products estimate approximately 9.4 million avocados will be used to make enough guacamole to satisfy Wholly™ fan cravings in May. Avocado fans would have to cumulatively eat approximately 12,635 each hour, 210 avocados per minute, to consume that many avocados! Further, the Wholly Guacamole® brand annual survey shows 87 percent of consumers like eating guacamole with chips and 68 percent of consumers like eating guacamole with Mexican food.
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Heart disease affects all of us, either directly or indirectly. It is the leading cause of death in the United States. In an effort to make a positive difference in women's heart health, Progresso Heart Healthy soup is launching
To mark National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW), October 20-26, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has compiled research that suggests symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be alleviated with massage therapy.
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BeSmartBeWell.com, an award-winning website, is dedicated to helping the public be healthy and safe through increased awareness and simple-to-use knowledge. With its latest topic, Sleep, Be Smart. Be Well. examines the importance of sleep and how to improve the quality of it.
Sleep is as important to disease prevention as diet and exercise, according to Timothy Morgenthaler, M.D., a sleep medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic and Director of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine who is featured in a new video on besmartbewell.com/sleep. Yet, many adults fail to get the recommended amount of sleep—some because they struggle with sleep problems like insomnia and some because they simply don’t make sleep a priority.
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Las Vegas, one of the world’s most exciting travel locations, yesterday encouraged travelers to take a swing at the ultimate summer getaway by hitting a 16-foot piñata fashioned after the highly successful Mr. Las Vegasdotcom character featured in Las Vegas’ latest advertising campaign. The celebration in San Diego was the perfect kickoff to Cinco de Mayo weekend. The event culminated with one lucky grand prize winner breaking open the 3,500 pound piñata for a free trip to the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
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The world’s most romantic city, Paris, has been named the most expensive city in the world for a Club Sandwich, according to research released today by Hotels.com. The classic chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayo sandwich, available in hotels the world over, has been used as a measure of affordability by the hotel expert. The Club Sandwich Index (CSI) will give holiday-makers an indication of the costs associated with their holiday destination, using one of the most common items on any hotel menu around the world as a barometer.
The CSI average price has been calculated by taking the real prices paid by guests for a Club Sandwich in 30 hotels in the capital or major city of each country measured. In total Hotels.com surveyed the Club Sandwich prices in more than 750 hotels in the five, four and three star category across 26 countries.
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Hornitos® Premium Tequila today released the second annual Mariachi Mash Up music video and song to celebrate tequila’s biggest holiday, Cinco de Mayo. This year, the premium tequila brand brought Twisted Sister and Mariachis together to mash up Twisted Sister’s iconic anthem, “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” and to create the perfect party song for Cinco de Mayo.
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Nintendo baja el precio de venta sugerido al público de su sistema Wii™ a $149.99 e incluye un juego de Mario™ con la consola. A partir del 15 de mayo, el sistema Wii —con nuevo precio— estará disponible en blanco o negro e incluirá el juego Mario Kart™ Wii y un accesorio Wii Wheel™ del mismo color. Estos reemplazarán a los juegos que se incluían anteriormente Wii Sports™ y Wii Sports Resort™.
Ese mismo día, Nintendo lanzará la nueva colección Nintendo® Selects de juegos para Wii, un conjunto de juegos populares que millones de personas ya han disfrutado, a un precio de venta sugerido al público de $19.99. Los cuatro juegos que no pueden faltar —incluidos en esta colección— son The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing™: City Folk, Mario™ Super Sluggers y Wii Sports — el cual por primera vez estará disponible a la venta por separado. Los padres y los fanáticos de los videojuegos ahora pueden ampliar fácilmente su biblioteca de divertidos juegos para Wii para toda la familia.
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This May, Pepto-Bismol is emerging from the medicine cabinet along side of Busy Philipps, star of ABC’s hit comedy Cougar Town, and showing party people how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day long. Those eager to start the festivities early can smash a hysterical variety of piñatas on Pepto’s YouTube page in preparation for a night of Mexican food and fun.
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MultiVu, PR Newswire's multimedia and broadcast public relations company, has launched its Multimedia Hispanic Broadcast Co-op Tour calendar for 2011.
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