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  • World Health Organization wants to ban food with high trans fat worldwide

    05/30/2018 2:01:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox 4 KC ^ | 5/28/18
    NEW YORK The World Health Organization wants to eliminate artificial trans fats from the global food supply and has a step-by-step strategy on how to do so by 2023. The organization launched a new initiative in hopes of helping countries kick the trans fat habit. The artificial fatty acids are made when vegetable oil hardens in a process called hydrogenation and are used in everything from fried foods to snack foods and baked goods.
  • I Was Kicked Off The Harry Potter Ride For Being Too Fat For The Seats

    05/11/2018 6:22:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | May 9, 2018 | Jana Schmieding
    I refuse to take on the additional guilt of not having gotten into Harry Potter until I was 35. But Ill admit that despite the annoying J.K. Rowling vs. Native People scandal (that I doubt you heard anything about, but I followed because Im Native), I got deeply sucked in last year. It was the depression and disgust surrounding Donald Trumps election that sent me into a YA fantasy endurance run where I went so far as to purchase an armchair for my round-the-clock bedroom reading. By Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I was logging onto Pottermore to...
  • Specific bacteria in the small intestine are crucial for fat absorption

    04/11/2018 1:59:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | 04/11/2018 | University of Chicago Medical Center
    The small intestine, where most vitamins and other micronutrients are digested and absorbed. Credit: Wikimedia Commons ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Although the vast majority of research on the gut microbiome has focused on bacteria in the large intestine, a new studyone of a few to concentrate on microbes in the upper gastrointestinal tractshows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of microbes that promote the digestion and absorption of high-fat foods. Several studies have shown that these bacteria can multiply within 24 to 48 hours in the small bowel in response to consumption of high-fat foods. The findings from this...
  • 'Stop Pretending You're a Feminist': Conway Calls Out Hillary for Comments on Female Trump Voters

    03/15/2018 3:57:24 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 3/15/2018 | Staff
    Kellyanne Conway called out Hillary Clinton Thursday for claiming Trump voters were looking "backwards" in 2016 and blamed pressure from men for why white women voted for the president. Conway called out the former secretary of state on "Fox and Friends," asking her to "stop pretending you're a feminist, youre for equality, youre for fairness to women, and then running around accusing us of checking with our husbands and our significant others before we vote." Many - including Democrats up for re-election in tough states - have been critical of Clinton's comments made at the India Today Conclave. "She basically...
  • Good Fats, Bad Fats

    02/16/2018 9:38:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 29, 2018 | Jane E. Brody
    The media love contrarian man-bites-dog stories that purport to debunk long-established beliefs and advice. Among the most popular on the health front are reports that saturated fats do not cause heart disease and that the vegetable oils weve been encouraged to use instead may actually promote it. But the best-established facts on dietary fats say otherwise. How well polyunsaturated vegetable oils hold up health-wise when matched against saturated fats like butter, beef fat, lard and even coconut oil depends on the quality, size and length of the studies and what foods are eaten when fewer saturated fats are consumed. So...
  • Brown Fat, Triggered by Cold or Exercise, May Yield a Key to Weight Control

    01/25/2012 1:38:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 24, 2012 | GINA KOLATA
    Fat people have less than thin people. Older people have less than younger people. Men have less than younger women. It is brown fat, actually brown in color, and its great appeal is that it burns calories like a furnace... --snip-- The brown fat also kept its subjects warm. The more brown fat a man had, the colder he could get before he started to shiver. Brown fat, Dr. Carpentier and Jan Nedergaard, Dr. Cannons husband, wrote in an accompanying editorial, is on fire. On average, Dr. Carpentier said, the brown fat burned about 250 calories over three hours. But...
  • Fat is sooo good and science can't do a dang thing about it

    01/25/2018 2:39:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 01/19/2018 | By Rachel Feltman
    <p>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. Whats fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it wander when its lost? This, my friends, is Fat Month.</p>
  • This University of Oxford Grad Feeds Herself on 5 a Week by Eating Food From the Dumpster

    01/06/2018 11:01:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | David Ibekwe
    Josephine Liang, 25, is part of a growing community of "freegans," people who eat recently discarded food to reduce waste. Liang used to shop regularly at the supermarket, then found a cheaper alternative by rummaging through bins, a decision that she says has lowered her weekly food bill to just 5 a week. Liang will wait until shops and cafes close, and then go through their bins to see what she can find. She is saving the money to go travelling.
  • Only 15% of hiring managers would consider hiring an overweight woman

    12/11/2017 11:29:36 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 163 replies
    Moneyish ^ | Dec. 9, 2017 | Reed Alexander
    Radio personality Shavonne Patrice Owens, 37, says she experienced weight discrimination firsthand when she applied for a daycare job in Huntsville, Alabama, two years ago. Despite having all the qualifications for the job, Owens says her friend a former employee of the daycare center in question (whose employment later terminated) told her the reason she was ultimately passed over for the job was because of her weight. Owens, who was 525 pounds at 511 at the time of her interview with the daycare center, said that this incident hurt for a second, just for a second but I...
  • Why Would Kim Jong-Un Insult Me By Calling Me "old," When I would NEVER Call Him "Short And Fat?"

    11/11/2017 5:08:51 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/11/17 | Donald J Trump
    Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen! When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There always playing politics - bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help! Does the Fake News Media remember when Crooked Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, was begging...
  • Trump decides to be 'not at all presidential' in ripping Michael Moore's Broadway show

    10/28/2017 8:53:45 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/2018 | Kyle Feldscher
    President Trump admitted he couldn’t help himself but take a shot at filmmaker Michael Moore’s Broadway show, which closed last week. Moore’s one-man show "The Terms of My Surrender" essentially was an opportunity for the Michigan documentarian to take shots at Trump on a nightly basis. It closed after its final performance on Oct. 22. Trump was delighted at its ending. “While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!” Trump tweeted. " While not at all presidential I must point out...
  • Can Smells Make You Fat?

    10/22/2017 6:44:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    aarp ^ | August 18, 2017 | Cheryl Bond-Nelms
    If youve ever said, all I have to do is smell food and I gain weight a new study says you may be right. The delicious aroma of baked goods or the alluring smells of pizza can not only make you feel hungry, but enjoying the scent of high-calorie, high-carb foods may also expand your waistline. A new study out of the University of California, Berkeley, and published in Cell Metabolism found that one's sense of smell is linked to weight gain. But how can that be? The study says it is possibly related to the way your body...
  • 'Most beautiful girl in the world' Thylane Blondeau wows in vibrant strapless gown as [tr]

    10/02/2017 5:45:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 2, 2017 | Lily Waddell
    She stole the hearts of the nation as the most beautiful girl at the tender age of six. And Thylane Blondeau showed off why she holds the beauty crown when she stormed the L'Oreal show catwalk during Paris Fashion Week in France on Sunday. The golden-haired siren brought a vibrant energy to the runway in a colourful strapless gown, which featured a busy pattern of flowers.
  • 500-pound diva opens her own beauty salon for curvy ladies [video]

    09/12/2017 1:38:37 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 12, 2017 | None given
    This Nevada salon caters exclusively to plus-size women. Jamie Lopez opened Babydoll Beauty Couture after a chair broke under her at another salon. I knew I wasnt the only one that ever had to suffer something like that, said the 31-year-old beautician, who weighs 500 pounds.
  • Gabrielle Deydier: What its Like to Be Fat in France

    09/10/2017 8:35:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 10 September 2017 | Stefanie Marsh
    Gabrielle Deydiers book about being obese has ignited her native France. She tells Stefanie Marsh how her life has been a battle against grossophobia, discrimination and verbal abuse until nowIn August 2015, 37-year-old Gabrielle Deydier went for a job interview which she passed with flying colours. The job was for a position as a teaching assistant at a Parisian special needs school and the interview panel, including the schools headmaster, had been so impressed with Gabrielle that they even told her they were worried in case she left for a better-paid job. There had been only one uncomfortable moment:...
  • Prof shocked to find that women don't want to gain 100 lbs

    08/24/2017 10:26:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 24, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    An Arizona State University professor was distressed to discover in a recent study that her female peers do not desire "the stigma of extreme weight gain. Professor Breanne Fahs, a self-described fat woman, recently published an article in the Womens Studies International Forum in which she declared that the fear of fatness is far more extreme, exaggerated, and terrible than the lived realities of living in a fat body.
  • Michael Moore Admits: Donald Trump Outsmarted Us All

    08/18/2017 5:42:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | August 18, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Promoting his one-man anti-Trump Broadway show on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers early Friday morning, left-wing activist Michael Moore admitted the reality of the President’s 2016 election victory: “You have to say, ‘Donald Trump outsmarted us all.’ And then deal with the throw-up that’s in your mouth....It’s the truth.”      Earlier in the exchange, Meyers promoted: “ of the things in your show is the 12-step program for helping people sort of deal with this Trump presidency. And you’ve just added a another step.” Moore replied: “Yes, yes. The new step, I just added it last night, was...
  • Princeton course fights 'fat phobia' through dance

    08/10/2017 10:57:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 10, 2017 | Matthew Penza
    Princeton University is offering a course this fall that will examine the changing history, aesthetics, politics, and meanings of fatness through dance and performance art. "FAT: The F-Word and the Public Body" is a 300-level course cross-listed under the Dance, American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies programs, and will be taught by Professor Judith Hamera.
  • Obesity becomes worldwide epidemic, US is the fattest

    07/26/2017 4:12:06 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies
    Life threatening obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, with 711 million overweight around the globe led by French fry loving Americans. A detailed report in the latest New England Journal of Medicine is winning alarmed attention in Washington because it finds that American children and adults are leading the obesity parade. "The highest level of age-standardized childhood obesity was observed in the United States, 12.7 percent," said the report. 1 in 5 adults in the OECD area is obese. How does your country compare? Read more in our #Obesity Update 2017 (PDF) OECD (@OECD) July 25, 2017 "The...
  • Insurers Oppose Cruz Amendment to Republican Health-Care Bill

    07/15/2017 12:06:34 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 14 2017 | Anna Wilde Mathews
    [Cruz's] Provision would allow insurers to sell plans that arent compliant with Affordable Care Act