Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Crash Diet Judged Safe
By Charles S. Tayltr
ATLANTA (UFI) — A new intermittent starvation diet for fat Americans who want to lose weight safely and rapidly has been successfully tested on patients at the clinical research facility of Emory University hospital.
By following the diet, massively obese persons can lose many pounds in a matter of days without harm to their health, according to Dr. Daniel Rudman, professor of medicine and director of the facility
The main requirement is that participants take mineral supplements to prevent the loss of lean body mass.
Rudman says lean body mass consists of all the working tissues, leaving out fat tissue
“It is a safe diet.' Rudman said “It makes starvation treatment of overweight persons a safe procedure. It has been tested in ll patients with good results.”
In a total starvation program, about half the weight loss is attributable to loss of lean body mass. The purpose of the Emory studies was to find ways for patients to lose excessive fatty tissues without reducing their essential tissues, such as muscle, bone and the functioning parts of the body.
The patients were allowed to drink as much water as they wished during the weight reduction program
Small daily prescribed doses of minerals including phosphorus, calcium, sodium, potassium, chloride and magnesium helped prevent a loss of lean body mass during starvation.
Eleven massively obese patients together lost a total of more than 275 pounds in the program. Individual losses varied from a low of 18 pounds to a high of 41. They suffered no ill effects aside from being hungry for the first two days and not having as much energy as they normally would, Rudman said
He said 30 to 40 percent of the American population is overweight and that 5 percent is massively overweight. The latter group, he said, are the ones who have need of a safe, crash diet.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Toes., Nov. 12. 1974
Too Fat, Fired
Mrs. Tracy Notcher, a high school honor graduate who scored near the top in her civil service exam, is being fired two weeks after taking a receptionist’s position with the Tacoma, Wash., human development department s Youth Service, bureau. Mrs. Notcher, I 8, was terminated after the results of her physical exam showed she is 50 pounds overweight according to city standards.
There’s Been a Change in Commercials
By Abigail Van Bur rn
DEAR ABBY: First let me tell you that my husband is 38 and I am 38. We have been married for six years, after dating for eleven years We wanted to be sure we were ready for marriage.
I was not snooping, because I am not that type, but before the Goodwill people took away an old trunk which had been stored in our attic for a long time, I looked through it and came across about 200 letters addressed to my husband in care of a post office box in a nearby town. (He goes through that little town on his way to work.)
My curiosity got the best of me because these letters were in three different handwritings, all addressed to him in care of the same box number Some were dated as far back as two years ago!
It s(*ems he is corresponding with three young girls (13 and 14-year-olds) through some pen pal club. I don't know what he has written to them, but they think he is a single lK-year-old boy, interested in a romantic relationship.
He is college-educated and I only graduated from high school. He is a religious man and respected in his community. Why would he do something like this? Is he sick9 What should I do about it?
DEAR WORRIED Ytur husband coaid be sick. Tell him exactly how you came upon the letters and insist that he see his doctor. His behavior is symptomatic of a serious physical and/or mental illness which, if treated in time, can possibly be corrected,
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DEAR ABBY. I need your advice. My husband disappeared 18 years ago. I have tried to find him. but I can’t. All I want is for him to sign some divorce papers so I can be free to marry again
I went to a lawyer a few years back, arid he said my husband would have to sign some papers before I can get a divorce, but I would like for someone to tell me how can I get a man to sign something if I can’t find the man? He has completely vanished.
Time is running out. There must be some way out of this bind It doesn’t seem right that I must stay married to a man I haven’t seen in 18 years and may never see again. Maybe he isn’t even living.
Please, please help me. MARRIED WITH NO HUSBAND
DEAR MARRIED: You
don’t say which state you’re living in, Laws differ in different states, and laws are constantly changing. See an other lawyer. The law surely must provide for a way out of that hind.
By John J. Sank#
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UPI) — Women used in advertising are gaining a few wrinkles and losing a few
“There’s been a change rn commercials, no doubt about it,” said Dr. Rex Bennett, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ‘‘There appears to be less emphasis on the young, and women as sex objects or decoration portrayal ”
He said “glamour gals” gradually are being replaced by older women who would rather work in an office than a kitchen
Bennett and Dr. .lames I). Gulley of the University of
Delaware have completed a study on "Women in Mass Media Advertising”. Bennett said the study revealed that women found rn television and magazine advertisements are showing less sex appeal, a few extra years of age and often can be found working at a job outside the home
“That isn t to say that women aren’t being used as sex objects in some of the ads,” Bennett said “They are. But it’s not nearly as prevalent as it once was.”
Bennett said he, Gulley and a few students watched national television commercials on CBS for two weeks in January, monitoring WG All in Philadelphia during prime evening hours.
The researchers also studied advertisements in a number of periodicals and compared them with similar studies in 1970 and 1971.
"The earlier study showed that about one-third of the women were shown either as a sex object or mere decoration in the advertisement,” Ben
nett said. “Our study showed that only about 5 percent of the women were portrayed in such a role now . ”
Bennett said the advertising media now are “portraying a more typical type of woman in their advertising. There’s not as much emphasis on the young sex kind of object. They’re using the more average, typical person.”
He said his study will be released Thursday at a meeting of the Southern Marketing Association in Atlanta.
Chili with Tamales Is a Great Sandwich
Brisk weather brings on a demand for hot food and this recipe for Chili and Tamale Sandwiches makes an extra special lunch
Split and lightly butter 4 hamburger buns. Arrange 8 slices of American cheese and 8 tamales, split in half, on top. Top with 3/4 cup grated cheese Broil just until cheese begins to melt. Heat 2 (15 oz.) cans of chili and spoon on top of sandwich
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Wo men’s Movemenf Sought in Food Crisis
By Hilmi Toros
ROME, Italy AP) - Delegates at the World Food Conference say the women’s liberation movement could be a big help to the food situation in the future
"Women in the world, in both developing and developed countries, are a resource which must be utilized in order to solve the long-term global problem of food production and distribution,” said Anne L. Armstrong, cabinet-level counselor to President Ford and a member of the U. S. delegation to the food conference.
There was criticism during the weekend that the conference, where women are amply represented in most delegations, was ignoring the role women could play in helping to deal with food shortages.
Assistant Secretary-General Helvi Sipila of the United Nations, a Finn and the highest-ranking women in the ll. N secretariat, told the conference that "the woman’s role in food production and in shaping patterns of food
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consumption has been systematically neglected ”
“A great many words have been spoken by men at this conference but few about the women who produce 5(1 percent of the food in the developing world,” a male delegate said
F. R. Rahim, deputy agriculture minister of Afghanistan, tied the issue of education to birth control
“Unless women in villages are educated, all they will think about is having babies,” Rahim said, noting population growth rates tend to be highest in countries with insufficient food supplies.
Expanding on Rahim s statements, U. S. food expert laster Brown commented. “Educated women have fewer children. They will affect food production chiefly through population decrease . . . Women are on the move for equality from Afghanistan to Brazil, organizing for equal opportunity.”
Sweden’s Christine Hog* mark-Fryholm suggested that women can help ease the food problem by “cooking less, doing away with seconds
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