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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Taka Update August 28, 2013

 Taka Update August 28, 2013

Fish delivery and more

This week is not good for tuna. It is before Labor Day. Everybody needs to take some rest. Uni might come on Friday. Live Scallop is not available because of bad weather in Boston area.

I cut most of Japanese fish delivery on Thursday because of our vacation. We carry juts basic items.

 

 Closed Information

We will be closed September 01-08. (Sunday-Sunday) I go to Big Island, Hawaii this time. I will visit a sea farm where we buy Kona Kanpachi.

 

Extra fiber tied to lower risk of stroke
People who get more fiber in their diet are less likely to have a stroke than those who skimp on the nutrient, according to a new review of existing research.

“A few people in the past have looked at the relationship between fiber and cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary heart disease and stroke,” senior author Victoria Burley told Reuters Health.

But this is the first time all the available results from long-term studies have been pulled together into one analysis, said Burley, a senior lecturer in nutritional epidemiology at the University of Leeds in the UK.

Burley and her coauthors pooled the results of eight studies conducted since 1990 that included close to 500,000 participants. Those people reported on their dietary fiber consumption and were followed for anywhere from eight to 19 years.

The researchers found the risk of suffering a first stroke fell by 7 percent for every 7-gram increase in dietary fiber people reported each day – so that those who ate the most fiber had the lowest chance of stroke, according to findings published in the journal Stroke.

The average U.S. woman gets 13 grams of fiber per day, and the average man gets 17 grams – well below the Institute of Medicine recommendation of 24 and 35 grams, respectively.

An extra 7 grams could come from two slices of whole wheat bread and a serving of fruit, for example, Burley said. But even less than that – just 2 or 3 extra grams per day – might affect stroke risk.

Americans suffer almost 800,000 strokes annually, and strokes cause one out of every 18 U.S. deaths, or 130,000 per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most happen when a clot blocks blood flow in a brain vessel.

“Stroke is a very common and chronic disease in our society because the risk factors are growing,” Dr. Dean Sherzai, a neurologist at Loma Linda University in California, told Reuters Health.

The new results are important because at the moment there are limited treatments and preventive measures available for stroke, but diet changes such as adding more fiber are relatively easy, said Sherzai, who was not involved in the study.

The report didn’t look at the effects of different types of fiber on people of specific ages – so it’s possible some may glean more benefit from eating extra fiber than others, he added.

The findings don’t prove fiber directly prevents strokes. Researchers also don’t know why fiber would be linked to a lower risk, although they have some ideas.

“There could be all sorts of things going on,” Burley said.

Foods high in fiber tend to be low-calorie and help people maintain a healthy weight, which reduces stroke risk, she said. Fibrous foods also have vitamins, minerals and antioxidants including polyphenols and flavonoids, which make blood vessels more elastic.

The findings should serve as more encouragement for people to get their daily recommended fiber, Burley said. She’d like to see fiber back on the agenda – since it sometimes falls to the wayside in low-carbohydrate or gluten-free diets. “Sometimes things like this just aren’t deemed sexy enough,” Sherzai said.

 

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Taka Upfdate August 20, 2013

 Taka Update August 20, 2013

Fish delivery and more

I have good tuna so far. It came yesterday and was 49 lbs..It was great condition of toro. I sold some Negitoro Don last night. I ordered Tachi Uo (Bekt fish) and Kisu (Whiting) this Thursday and cut Iwashi (Sardine). I have some uni and next delivery will be Friday, I geuss.

Some menu items changed, I added a new cold appetizer. And I changed Kanpachi Carpaccio design.

 

 Closed Information

We will be closed September 01-08. (Sunday-Sunday) I go to Big Island, Hawaii this time. I will visit a sea farm where we buy Kona Kanpachi.

 

Quitting smoking ‘cuts heart risk despite weight gain’

Researchers writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association say the prospect of weight gain makes some smokers reluctant to stop. But they say quitting has a “positive effect on cardiovascular risk”.

The health gains from giving up were most marked in people who did not have diabetes, but people with the condition were still said to have benefited.

If you’re keen to quit smoking but worried about putting on weight, using smoking cessation aids such as inhalators, gum, or lozenges may help you resist the temptation to reach for comfort food in the place of a cigarette”

Obesity is a risk factor in heart disease, leading past research to examine whether weight gain might cancel out some of the benefits of quitting smoking.

Studies suggest people who stop smoking gain on average 6-13lb (2.7-5.9kg) over the first six months.

The JAMA research looked at the smoking habits and heart health of more than 3,000 people between 1981 and 2011.

Former smokers who had stayed away from tobacco for more than four years had a 54% lower risk of heart and artery disease than smokers.

Recent quitters who had stopped smoking for up to four years experienced almost the same benefit with a 53% lower relative risk.

This was despite recent quitters typically gaining 5-10lb over a period of four years, and long-term quitters 1-2lb.

Dr James Meigs, one of the authors of the study at Harvard Medical School, said: “We can now say without question that stopping smoking has a very positive effect on cardiovascular risk for patients with and without diabetes, even if they experience moderate weight gain.”

Doireann Maddock, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation said weight gain should not deter smokers from quitting.

“If you’re keen to quit smoking but worried about putting on weight, using smoking cessation aids such as inhalators, gum, or lozenges may help you resist the temptation to reach for comfort food in the place of a cigarette.”

 

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Taka Update August 08, 2013

 Taka Update August 08, 2013

Fish delivery and more

Tuna is not great but I have some new fish this weekend only. I have Tachi-Uo (Belt fish), Kuro-Mutsu (Japanese Bluefish, Bigeye), Umazura-Hagi (Black Scraper, Filefish). It is fun to try new fish and I want you to do it. Uni supply is tight. I have one pack today and might come tomorrow again. And I finally received King Salmon this morning.

 

 Closed Information

We will be closed September 01-08. (Sunday-Sunday) I go to Big Island, Hawaii this time. I will visit sea farm where we buy Kona Kanpachi.

 

‘Click farms’: how some businesses manipulate social media

http://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2013/aug/02/click-farms-social-media-video

A Channel 4 Dispatches investigation exposes how some businesses promote themselves on the internet by purchasing fake Facebook ‘likes’, Twitter followers and YouTube views. In this excerpt, film-maker Chris Atkins reports from Bangladesh, where ‘click farm’ workers are paid as little as a thousandth of a dollar per click to manipulate social media statistics.

So, do you believe some reviews online? We need to have our own opinions. I can say 50% of online reviews are not real. And I don’t see those reviews. It is very tired to see them. I see our sales and if it grows, there is no problem. The thing is very simple. And our customers say to me, “ Taka, you do good job.” I am happy with those words.

 

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