Weighing industry news

  • Study finds small weight gain could drastically inflame the heart

    Study finds small weight gain could drastically inflame the heartResearchers at the University of Texas Southwestern have found a clear link between fluctuations in weight and the impact on heart muscle strength.

    The study took place over 7 years and monitored 1,262 patients. It found that just 5% extra body weight was enough to cause severe heart inflammation.

    A link was drawn between the extra body weight and a thickening and enlargement of the left ventricle, which is a key hallmark of future heart failure.

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  • 7 key benefits of using portable scales

    7 key benefits of using portable scalesMarsden’s industrial scales range caters for almost any weighing need. By choosing industrial portable scales you can weigh anywhere you need to, whether that be on a market stall or surrounded by farmlands.

    Portable scales do not need a permanent connection to the mains in order to run - powered by rechargeable or replaceable batteries they can be used whenever or wherever you need them.

    There are plenty of benefits associated with our portable scales. This blog post explains in 7 reasons why choosing portable scales can benefit your business. You can let us know benefits you have discovered from using portable scales by posting a comment below.

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  • Why is it important to weigh ingredients when cooking?

    Why is it important to weigh ingredients when cooking?A myth in the chef profession is that ‘real chefs don’t measure’. The true representation is the opposite, as they weigh out almost everything they use. If they no longer weigh, it is likely to be because they have many years of experience so feel extremely confident in the amounts they are putting in.

    One chef has proclaimed, “You can make bad food taste better with more butter or salt, but it is better to just make great food with the right amount of ingredients.”

    Weighing is one of the simplest tips for reducing calories and eating healthy. Here is what you need to know.

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  • Buyers’ Guide: bakery scales

    Buyers’ Guide: bakery scalesWeighing is a critical part of the bakery process - taking place from the ingredients stage all the way through to finished goods.

    In a bakery setting, the law also plays an important part in the weighing process - so this guide will help you through regulations as well as which scales you need at specific points in production.

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  • The kilogram is changing - not in a way you might think

    The kilogram is changing - not in a way you might thinkIn 1889, a platinum-iridium cylinder was made - a cylinder which would become precious to modern times and serve as the global standard for weighing. It’s name: the kilogram.

    The kilogram is currently stored in a strong room in Sevres, near Paris, France. Every forty years it is withdrawn - but only so it can be compared to replica kilos, situated in every country which has adopted the metric system.

    However, shockingly, the kilogram has been losing weight over time without any known reason. This has prompted scientists to think of a new measure, reports the Guardian. Here is what we know.

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  • Malnutrition experts: be concerned if you lose weight in old age

    Malnutrition experts: be concerned if you lose weight in old ageOne in three people think that it is ‘normal’ to lose weight in old age - but malnutrition experts say you should be alarmed, as it could be a sign of malnutrition or cancer.

    10% of people over 65 are thought to be malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

    Official figures from the Malnutrition Task Force, funded by the Department of Health, show a tripling in patients admitted to hospital with malnutrition. But what is causing the problem, what role do attitudes towards obesity play and how can weighing help? This blog post explains.

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  • Streamlining your supply chain from start to finish

    Streamlining your Supply Chain from Start to FinishToday, we have a guest blog post from Maggie Bendis at Eazystock – with some tips on reducing costs and speeding up processes within your supply chain…

    When it comes to distribution, timing is of the utmost importance. The time from the moment that you receive an order till the moment that the order is delivered needs to be as short as possible, meaning that you need to have your supply chain functioning as smoothly as possible. Using weighing scales can assist with this: improving production time, reducing labour costs, ensuring regulations are met and enhancing your customer service.

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  • Buyers’ guide: Baby scales for the home

    Buyers’ guide: Baby scales for the homeTo make sure your baby is healthy and growing as it should, it is recommended he or she is weighed once a month for their first six months.

    A baby can be weighed in a medical practice as part of procedure – but sometimes weighing a baby in your home can provide more peace of mind.

    Marsden is a leading provider of baby scales for the home and for hospitals, Gp surgeries and clinics – so, if you are a concerned parent wanting a scale for weighing your baby, you’ll find what you need in our range. This buyers’ guide can help you choose the right one for you.

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