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  • Amy Schumer Will Play an Imperfect Barbie in the Live-Action Film

    12/02/2016 3:58:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Jezebel ^ | December 2, 2016 | Clover Hope
    Amy Schumer is reportedly close to being cast as Barbie in the upcoming live action film based on a doll. In a PG plot sure to set off empowerment alarms everywhere, the movie involves Schumer’s Barbie character being booted from the town of Barbieland for not meeting the town’s standards. Barbie expands her horizons, enters the real world and various lessons about self-esteem and body image are learned. Deadline describes it as “a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like Splash and Big,” intended as a comedic twist on what people traditionally expect of Barbie. For the studio, Schumer’s polarizing brand...
  • China on track to top the world in childhood obesity

    10/08/2016 7:24:37 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08 October, 2016 | Jane Li
    China’s future is looking fatter, with the country on track to have the greatest number of overweight children aged five to 17.9 years by 2025, according to a report released by the World Obesity Federation. If trends continued, the mainland was expected to have 48.5 million overweight children in 2025, more than the population of Spain, the study said. That compared with a projected 17.3 million overweight children in India and 16.7 million in the United States. The study said an estimated 1.5 million Chinese children would have impaired glucose tolerance while 4.6 million would have fatty liver disease,...
  • Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science

    09/16/2016 12:03:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 12, 2016 2:58 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents. The analysis published Monday is based on correspondence between a sugar trade group and researchers at Harvard University, and is the latest example showing how food and beverage makers attempt to shape public understanding of nutrition. In 1964, the group now known as the Sugar Association internally discussed a campaign to address “negative attitudes toward sugar” after studies began emerging linking sugar...
  • A U.S. sailor fighting ISIS said she just had stomach pains. Then she gave birth at sea.

    09/14/2016 8:17:57 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 14 Sept 2016 | Amy B Wang
    On Saturday, a sailor on board the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the aircraft carrier’s medical department, complaining of stomach pains. The ship’s doctors would soon discover why: The sailor was pregnant. Hours later, she gave birth to a 7-pound baby girl.... ...Urban would not say whether there are standard repercussions for a servicewoman failing to self-report a pregnancy.... Infant diapers, baby formula and an incubator were flown out to the carrier on the day of delivery,
  • Oh my God, I'm so FAT': Woman has dramatic meltdown on the New York subway and starts [tr]

    09/06/2016 11:58:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2016 | Miranda Bryant
    A woman was caught on camera having a dramatic meltdown on the New York subway after suddenly declaring that she was 'fat'. The passenger, who is seen in the clip dressed in a bikini, appeared to be on her way home from the beach when she dramatically removed her sweater and began wailing, while groping and slapping the flesh on her stomach. The distressed woman was filmed by fellow passengers on the Manhattan-bound Q train, one of whom then posted the video on YouTube.
  • Overweight personnel 'public embarrassment': Army (INDIA)

    09/02/2016 5:25:49 AM PDT · by onona · 24 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 2 SEP 2016 | Manu Pubby
    NEW DELHI: Army has brought out heavy artillery to fight the growing problem of obesity within its ranks. A new set of instructions said overweight personnel were a "public embarrassment due to slovenly appearance in uniform".
  • 'You don't like coming in second. Ever.' Christie shares how he'll feel about not being chosen"

    07/14/2016 5:03:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/2016 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    With the news that the vice presidential slot may be filled and not by Republican Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor explained what his reaction will be if Donald Trump rolls out Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. 'I mean, obviously, I'm a competitive person,' Christie told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, a Republican analyst for the network. 'So I'm not going to say it won't bother me, if I'm not selected. Of course it bothers you a little bit. 'Cause if you're a competitive person, like I am, and you're used to winning, like I am – again, you don't like coming in...
  • Study: Fat People More Likely to Be Stupid

    07/14/2016 1:46:49 PM PDT · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/2016 | Ben Kew
    A new study suggests that people are are overweight tend to be less intelligent than those who are not. According to the study, people who are overweight have less grey and white matter in key parts of the brain, meaning their brain develops an “altered reward processing,” effectively meaning they lack the ability to control their eating. The results were extracted from “very thorough” brain scans of 32 people from Baltimore....
  • Teacher’s neo-Nazi counterprotest prompts Berkeley school threat

    06/28/2016 4:34:23 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2016 | Bill Hutchinson
    Security at a Berkeley middle school was beefed up after the principal received a “vulgar and poorly written” email threat over a teacher’s involvement in a counterprotest to a neo-Nazi rally at the state Capitol building in Sacramento over the weekend that turned into a bloody melee.
  • True lesson of Hillary's foreign policy [What difference at this time can it possibly make?]

    06/02/2016 12:34:26 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    June 2, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    Benghazi. FUBAR!
  • ‘Fat Activist’ Speaks at Public Health School, Denounces ‘Thin Privilege’

    05/11/2016 5:54:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | May 10, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    The University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health was a lot less healthy this week. In celebration of “International No Diet Day,” the school of public health, together with the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and its College of Food and Agriculture, invited Virgie Tovar, a self-proclaimed “fat activist,” to instruct America’s future nutritionists, dietitians and social workers on the finer points of “fat oppression.”
  • Fat? Maybe you can’t blame your genes after all

    05/02/2016 9:14:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/16 | Patrick Hahn
    An impressive array of brainpower —“Fat? Blame your genes, say doctors” —“Overweight? Maybe you really can blame your genes” —“Blame your genes for obesity” Headlines such as these have become a staple of science and health journalism. Are they right? Are obese people really helpless victims of their genes? Let us begin by distinguishing between “monogenic” obesity and what scientists call “common” obesity. Monogenic obesity, as the name implies, is caused by a mutation in a single gene, which is inherited in a Mendelian fashion, just as conditions such as sickle-cell anemia and cystic fibrosis are. In the case of...
  • Judges Call For Law Banning ‘Fattism’ Alongside Racism And Homophobia

    04/26/2016 7:14:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    A leading employment judge has demanded new laws to help the overweight fight “fattism” by allowing them to sue colleagues who offend them. Philip Rostant, the training director for the Employment Tribunals of England and Wales, claimed in an academic paper that fat people are paid on average less and are more likely to be fired.
  • NC NAACP president removed from flight before takeoff

    04/17/2016 3:10:19 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 62 replies
    WRAL ^ | 4/17/2016 | Jodi Leese Glusco
    Morrisville, N.C. — The president of the North Carolina NAACP was escorted off an American Airlines flight Friday night. Rev. William Barber was returning to Raleigh from Washington, D.C., when, he says, he was removed from the flight. [snip]Barber said a passenger in a seat nearby was talking loudly as the plane filled up and asked the stewardess to request the passenger lower his voice. After requesting assistance from the flight attendant, Barber said he overheard the nearby passenger making "distasteful" and "disparaging" comments about him. According to Barber's statement, the passenger said he had problems with "those people" and...
  • It's XXXXXXXXL UK: Obesity crisis sweeping Britain is laid bare as demand soars for 8XL waistbands

    04/08/2016 4:16:34 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 50 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 4/2/2016 | ROSIE TAYLOR and SANCHEZ MANNING
    The obesity crisis sweeping Britain is now so acute that dozens of shops are selling XXXXXXXXL size clothes. A huge 8XL T-shirt would fit an incredible 80in chest and 80in waist – the equivalent of almost seven feet in circumference. Demand for supersize clothes has increased so much in recent years that one in ten items now sold in plus size stores is 8XL
  • High School Cheerleading Coach Traumatized Male Student With Sex, Cops Say

    03/03/2016 10:11:42 AM PST · by the_individual2014 · 86 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:22 AM 03/03/2016 | Eric Owens
    A small-town Alabama high school cheerleading coach was arrested on Tuesday on charges that she had a sexual relationship with a male student. The teacher is Katherine Nelson, reports The Birmingham News. Nelson, 29, is an English teacher at Brookwood High School in Brookwood, Ala. (pop: 1,828), just east of Tuscaloosa. She also coaches cheerleading and golf, and directs musical theater. The charge against the married teacher is engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19 (while also a school employee). Investigators say the sex occurred back during the 2012-2013 school year. The age of...
  • Bernie Sanders Just Got Endorsed By the Nation’s Largest Progressive Group

    01/12/2016 5:18:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    U.S. Uncut ^ | January 12, 2016 | Amanda Girard
    Bernie Sanders just won a game-changing endorsement with weeks to go before the first primary ballots are cast. MoveOn, the 17-year-old progressive advocacy group with hundreds of thousands of members nationwide, just overwhelmingly endorsed the Vermont senator's presidential campaign. The endorsement race wasn't even close -- Sanders won 79 percent of the vote with over 340,000 ballots cast. "This is a massive vote in favor of Bernie Sanders, showing that grassroots progressives across the country are excited and inspired by his message and track record of standing up to big money and corporate interests to reclaim our democracy for the...
  • How Bad Science and Big Business Created the Obesity Epidemic

    11/14/2015 2:00:51 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2011 | USF College of Arts and Sciences
    David Diamond, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences shares his personal story about his battle with obesity. Diamond shows how he lost weight and reduced his triglycerides by eating red meat, eggs and butter. You can download Dr. Diamond's PowerPoint and the iTunes U podcast here: http://www.cas.usf.edu/news/s/169/#VI...
  • Why We Get Fat

    11/06/2015 6:17:58 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 133 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 29, 2012 | Gary Taubes; CTV Santa Cruz County
    Gary Taubes, a nationally known science writer, gives a lecture about obesity. The event was held at New Brighton School and was sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.
  • Shattuck: Bacon report serves up baloney

    10/27/2015 6:54:56 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 41 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/27/2015 | Tom Shattuck
    The World Health Organization released a report yesterday that’s nothing but a bunch of soccer loving Euro-bull. Here’s the gist: Processed meats cause cancer and red meat probably does, too. They actually put bacon, sausage, jerky in the same risk category as smoking and asbestos. Smoking and asbestos. Really? Remember, this is the same WHO (part of the United Nations, mind you) that ran around last year telling us to expect 250,000 annual deaths due to climate change in the near future. The chief alarmist there is Dr. Margaret Chan, who added, “Our planet is losing its capacity to sustain...
  • Dietary Fat Is No Longer The Bad Guy, Or Why Does Anyone Listen to The Experts?

    10/16/2015 8:38:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/16/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    How’s this for the headline of a recent front page article in the Washington Post: “A thinning case that fat causes heart ills”? And, this is followed-up the very next day with “Congress questions the science behind dietary guidelines.” It seems to me that the government is finally beginning to walk back the disastrous low-fat dietary recommendations, that originated officially with the McGovern Committee (1977), but also bear the handiwork of physiologist/nutritionist Ancel Keys and rabid anti-fat nutritionist D. Mark Hegsted. Keys is celebrated for his Seven Countries study, which purported to show that saturated fat consumption was a big...
  • Air India's flight attendants 'too fat to fly'

    09/14/2015 6:59:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 14, 2015 | Hugh Morris
    Air India last year warned 600 of its 3,500 cabin crew to lose weight within six months or risk being taken off flights and given a job on the ground. The airline now plans to remove about 130 from cabin crew duty because their body mass index (BMI) levels remain above the prescribed limit. A BMI is a measure of body fat based on a person’s height and weight.
  • Rosie O'Donnell: 'There is a war on women'

    08/14/2015 12:48:50 PM PDT · by maggief · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Comedian Rosie O’Donnell on Friday said women’s rights in America are under attack. O’Donnell said politicians are undoing the progress activists have made, according to CBS News. “Bigger than any specific people, there is a war on women that is happening in this country,” O’Donnell told host Jenny Hutt on SiriusXM’s radio program “Just Jenny.” “Women fought for equality in this country, and right now, politically, it’s being taken away from us." O’Donnell was discussing runner Kiran Gandhi’s decision to run the London Marathon this year without a tampon while menstruating. The comic argued Friday that demonstrations like Gandhi’s are...
  • Sweet Tooth Causes Some Major Side Effects On your Brains! (Memory loss)

    06/26/2015 1:22:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Sweet Tooth Causes Some Major Side Effects On your Brains! June 24, 2015 If you love your fried, fatty foods smothered in chocolate and generously dusted with icing sugar? Then, you might just have to say goodbye to mental acuity.A new research conducted in Oregon State University has revealed that a high-sugar, high-fat diet can drastically modify your gut bacteria which in turn may lead to significant losses in ‘cognitive flexibility’ – a measurement of the brain’s ability to switch between thinking about one concept to another, and to adapt to changes in the environment.The study, which was conducted on...
  • Morbidly obese motorist who caused jogger's death says she's too fat to be jailed

    06/16/2015 12:54:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Mirror ^ | 15 JUNE 2015 | Steve Robson
    A lawyer for unemployed Linda Jenns, 49, told a court she might not survive a prison sentence for causing the death of Paul StintonA morbidly obese motorist who caused the death of a jogger claims she is too fat to be jailed. Unemployed Linda Ann Jenns, 49, knocked down Paul Stinton, 45, in her white Ford Kuga after jumping a red light. A jury found her guilty of causing the death of Mr Stinton, of Ashford, Kent, by dangerous driving after three days of deliberation. But her barrister Ian Bridge pleaded with the judge at Canterbury Crown Court not...
  • Minnesota kids too fat to fight, ex-generals say

    05/01/2015 6:17:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-1-15 | josh verges
    Minnesota's childhood obesity problem is a threat to national security, a group of retired military generals said Thursday in St. Paul. Mission: Readiness, a national nonprofit group of more than 500 retired senior military leaders, says one-third of young Americans are too overweight for military service. In Minnesota, it said, 69 percent are unqualified for duty for a variety of reasons, including obesity, asthma, criminal histories and the location of their tattoos. In a report called "Too Fat, Frail and Out-of-Breath to Fight," the group highlighted three ways to address physical fitness in America's youth: -- More community paths for...
  • Hillary's Fear Of Live Audiences.Guess We Will Have "Pre-Recorded Speeches"On Wide Screen TVs".

    04/11/2015 4:18:09 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 29 replies
    If "Madam Secretary" is just a bit too skittish to speak before a live audience for something as simple as announcing her candidacy, she may as well do what Obama did in the 2012 Campaign and just send a "Pre-Recorded Video" of herself to all of her campaign stops. How does Hillary expect to win the nomination if "Her Current Worst Fear" is speaking before a Live Audience? What she going to do? Hire Joe Biden to campaign for her?
  • Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'

    04/09/2015 6:14:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    bbc ^ | James Gallagher
    The team at Oxon Epidemiology and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analysed medical records from 1,958,191 people aged 55, on average, for up to two decades. Their most conservative analysis showed underweight people had a 39% greater risk of dementia compared with being a healthy weight. But those who were overweight had an 18% reduction in dementia - and the figure was 24% for the obese. "Yes, it is a surprise," said lead researcher Dr Nawab Qizilbash. He told the BBC News website: "The controversial side is the observation that overweight and obese people have a lower...
  • Fox’s Chris Wallace: Kelly Clarkson ‘Could Stay Off the Deep Dish Pizza

    04/03/2015 2:33:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 88 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 1:24 pm, April 3rd, 2015
    Chris Wallace should probably stick to grilling Republican presidential candidates. Somehow, during a radio interview with conservative host Mike Gallagher on Friday, the Fox News Sunday host got pulled into a discussion about former American Idol star Kelly Clarkson’s weight. The two men were discussing Little Caesars’ bacon-wrapped crust pizza when Gallagher brought up “fat shaming.” “Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? You know the singer, Kelly Clarkson?” Gallagher asked Wallace. “Holy cow, did she blow up.” At first, it seemed that Wallace was going to avoid joining in on this bizarre line of questioning, saying he thinks Clarkson has “got...
  • 54-Pound, 7-Year-Old Girl Sent Home from School with a Note Saying Her BMI Is Too High

    03/28/2015 4:33:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | rick moran
    Kylee Moss, a 7-year-old-girl from Belton, Missouri, was sent home from school with a note to her mother saying that the 54-pound child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) was too high. Aside from the idiocy of using a discredited measurement for body fat, what are these administrators thinking? Obviously, they’re not. If they had two working brain cells, they would take one look at this kid and realize the stupidity of believing their “measurements.”
  • A big fat surprise for dietary dogma

    03/16/2015 1:22:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 76 replies
    The Globe and Mail [Canada] ^ | March 14, 2015 | Margaret Wente
    [SNIP....Poor Dad. He gave up all his favourite foods for nothing. It turns out that for most people, the cholesterol in the food you eat has little or no connection to the cholesterol in your blood, or to heart disease either. “There’s never been a single study that showed higher egg consumption is related to higher risk of heart disease,” Walter Willett, a nutrition scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health, told New York Magazine recently. Last month, in an epic climbdown, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advice Committee, whose guidelines influence millions of people, finally dropped its recommendation to...
  • Chris Matthews Calls Christie 'The Fat Guy From New Jersey'

    02/11/2015 5:37:50 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine a Fox News host making an unflattering remark about some aspect of Hillary Clinton's appearance. Now imagine the MSM going into 24/7 outrage mode. But on tonight's Hardball, Chris Matthews casually referred to Chris Christie as "the fat guy from New Jersey." And in walking back the crack, Matthews actually compounded his mistake. Rather than acknowledging that it's simply wrong to insult someone for his obesity, Matthews instead observed that he shouldn't call Christie a fat guy, because "he's losing weight." So fat cracks are fine if the target is actually fat? View the video here.
  • Mother and daughter weigh a total of 43 stone and get Ł34k a year handouts, but refuse to diet

    01/16/2015 3:09:32 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 15 Jan 2015
    Janice and Amber Manzur both live off handouts and are so obese they have to use mobility scooters, but they say: 'We'd rather be fat on benefits than thin and working'. A mother and daughter who get Ł34,000 a year in handouts because they are too fat to work say they'd rather be happy and on benefits than depressed and thin Janice and Amber Manzur weigh a total of 43 stone and are so overweight they have to use mobility scooters to get around. But both women refuse to diet and mother-of-two Ms Manzur, 44, insists: "I'd rather my daughter...
  • A teenager’s escape from hell in Honduras (another illegal alien)

    11/23/2014 12:33:29 PM PST · by dennisw · 33 replies
    nypost ^ | November 23, 2014 | By Isabel Vincent
    When 17-year-old Katherine Silva Lopez tried to flee gang members who robbed her daily on her way to school in Honduras, they stabbed her in the arm and threatened to kill her. In San Pedro Sula, one of the world’s most violent cities, it was no idle threat. Were 1,200 ­homicides last year in the city of 437,000, where gangs prey on teens. “They force you to kill, to steal, to sell drugs, to do prostitution,” ­Lopez told The Post in Spanish outside federal court in lower Manhattan. “I was really scared.” Lopez’s parents decided she’d be safer with relatives...
  • Sydney brothers ‘too fat’ to fight with ISIS, Muslim leader says

    11/17/2014 8:55:14 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    dailytelegraph.com. ^ | 11/17/2014 | dailytelegraph.com.
    TWO of the four Western Sydney brothers attempting to join the Islamic State death cult have been described as “obese”, “unfit” and unlikely to complete the group’s terrorist training. Muslim community leader and local GP Dr Jamal Rifi told The Daily Telegraph two of the older boys — the sons of Lebanese immigrants — weighed more than 140kg. The brothers texted their mother last week to say they had arrived in Syria seeking “paradise”, after originally telling her they were holidaying in Thailand.
  • Shamed, Flamed, Harassed: What It’s Like To Be Called Fat Online

    10/03/2014 10:29:24 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 48 replies
    Search for the word “fat” on Twitter and you’ll likely find a torrent of criticisms, insults, and jokes at overweight people’s expense. Now researchers have undertaken such an experiment in a much more systematic way, across a variety of platforms — and what they’ve found may give the public health community a look at the reality of being overweight online.
  • Why it Really Is Harder for Women to Lose Weight

    08/17/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/12 | Jennifer Van Allen
    You’re not imagining it: There really are differences between the way men and women diet, lose weight and respond to exercise. Some of the differences stem from biology; other differences are behavioral. But though many of these seem to give men a head start, they shouldn’t be taken to imply that guys have it easy. No matter who you are or where you’re starting, the road to your ideal weight is difficult at best, and confusing for most. But the information that researchers are unearthing about the differences in the way that men and women lose weight inspires hope that...
  • Obesity-related disease trigger found, says UCSD team

    06/24/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | June 13, 2014 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are triggered by a lack of oxygen in adipose cells, according to a study led by UC San Diego researchers. An excess of fatty acids causes an increase in oxygen consumption, which outstrips the supply, triggering hypoxia, the study found. This leads to inflammation in the adipose cells, which in turn leads to insulin resistance, obesity and related diseases. And that's the short version. The full chain of events is even more complicated. The study, performed in mice, points to possible therapies in people, said researchers led by Dr. Jerrold...
  • TIME: Eat Butter. Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy. Why They Were Wrong.

    06/20/2014 11:12:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    DIET DOCTOR ^ | 06/20/2014
    Isn’t it pretty, the cover of the latest issue of TIME? TIME: The truth about fatTIME: Ending the war on fat The paradigm shift continues and the outdated fear of fat is on its way out faster and faster.You’d wish that some old-school fat phobics subscribed to the magazine. Unfortunately, I think this is hoping for too much, so I just emailed the cover to some of them.Some people will still spread low-fat margarine on their bread as long as they live, as an old habit. But most people will soon realize that not only does it taste bad, but...
  • Are butter, cheese and meat that bad?

    06/07/2014 9:33:26 PM PDT · by windcliff · 34 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 6-6-14 | Nadia Kounang
    4:30 PM ET and Sunday at 7:30 AM ET. (CNN) -- "To eat, or not to eat?" For many people these days, that really is the question. For the past four decades, we've been told to stay away from red meat, dairy and cheese -- foods high in saturated fats -- because saturated fat is bad for the heart. But investigative reporter Nina Teicholz says that isn't the case. "When the dietary recommendations came out in 1961 saying that saturated fat causes heart disease, that was based on total cholesterol," Teicholz said. "But our understanding of heart disease has evolved...
  • Prediction: Fat Will Be the Next Black: Mocking fat people now akin to racism.

    05/09/2014 8:05:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2014 | Rick Moran
    The imbroglio involving TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley’s comments about obese people is one of those incidents that you find it hard to agree with either side. Barkley — once known as the “round mound of rebound” should be the last person making fun of fat women. His fellow analyst Shaq O’Neil looks like he’s been packing on the pounds himself since he retired.You have to imagine the TNT studio guys sitting around, mouthing off as guys might do in a locker room or a Man Cave, giving their opinions about how some women look, how ugly or hot...
  • Like Junk Science on the Climate, Saturated-Fat Fearmongering Has Been Exposed as Baseless

    05/07/2014 4:53:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: How many of you believe that eating eggs and mayonnaise and steak and other high fat foods is a no-no, shouldn't do it. It's gonna lead to obesity -- fat, if you're in Rio Linda. It's gonna lead to cholesterol. It's gonna lead to clogged arteries. It's gonna lead to your death, prematurely. You shouldn't get anywhere near it. How many of you believe it? I would venture to say almost everybody believes it, even the people who eat the stuff and they're willing to take the risk. I think probably everybody simple because this has been...
  • Saturated Fat and Skepticism

    05/07/2014 2:40:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 2014 | Mona Charen
    The scientific community is not immune to politics, bias, and self-interest.The headline looks like a hoax — saturated fat does not cause heart disease — but it’s real. This news is more than just another example of changing health guidelines. It’s a cautionary tale about trusting the scientific consensus. For more than 50 years, the best scientific minds in America assured us that saturated fat was the enemy. Animal fat, we were instructed, was the chief culprit in causing obesity, Type II diabetes, and heart disease. Throughout my adult life, I have conscientiously followed the guidelines dispensed by the health...
  • The 10 Most Fattening and Decadent Foods From Around the World

    04/26/2014 3:55:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    News ^ | APRIL 25, 2014
    YOU might think that the United States, with its supersized portions, absurdly high obesity rate, and uniquely American innovations like the Doritos Locos Taco, is home to the world’s most fattening foods. But you’d be wrong! Their national dishes have nothing on these artery-clogging bad boys from around the world. Here are 10 of the most decadent foods you’ll find in other countries. Acaraje, Brazil You know what’s really not great for you? Palm oil. A mere tablespoon of the stuff contains a whopping 7 grams of saturated fat — which is too bad, because saturated fat makes food taste...
  • Connecticut lawmakers consider banning day care from serving whole, 2% milk

    04/24/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014
    Milk—it does a body bad? Some Connecticut lawmakers seem to think so. The state legislature is considering a bill that would ban day care centers from serving whole milk or 2 percent milk to children. The move, according to the bill’s sponsors, is aimed at curbing childhood obesity—but opponents say the information is outdated. While the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a 2008 recommendation that children switch to low-fat milk after the age of 2 because they don’t need the fat content, others argue that the fat isn’t the dietary demon some claim. …
  • Saturated fat does not cause heart disease: Study

    03/19/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Times of India ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Kounteya Sinha
    Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Heart Foundation have found there is actually no evidence that confirms changing the type of fat you eat from "bad" saturated to "healthier" polyunsaturated cuts heart risk. The researchers analysed data from 72 unique studies with over 600,000 participants from 18 nations and found total saturated fatty acid, whether measured in the diet or in the bloodstream as a biomarker, was not associated with coronary disease risk in the observational studies.
  • Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link

    03/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 17, 2014 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    <p>Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.</p>
  • The Fattest States in America

    03/11/2014 10:58:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 03/11/2014 | By Thomas C. Frohlich, Alexander E.M. Hess, Vince Calio and Ashley C. Allen
    Many Americans consider obesity one of the nation’s most important health issues. Many also battle themselves with the problem every day. According to a recent report, 27.1% of all Americans were obese last year, up from 26.2% the year before. While many in the United States continue to struggle with their weight, the problem is more pronounced in the southeastern part of the country. Six of the 10 states with the highest obesity rates last year were located in that part of the country. Mississippi was the fattest state in America, with 35.4% of its residents considered obese. Based on...
  • Twin Doctors’ Diet Experiment: One Gave Up Sugar, One Gave Up Fat

    01/31/2014 11:51:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Sugar vs fat: Chris and Xand Van Tulleken, both 35, spent a month following restrictive fad diets to see if one food group is behind the obesity epidemic.Is a high-fat, low-carb diet better for you than a high-carb, low-fat one? A pair of British brothers set out to end the fat versus sugar debate. Alexander (Xand) Van Tulleken, a senior fellow at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University in New York, and Chris Van Tulleken, a physician at University College Hospital, London, each agreed to stick to a specific diet for one month. Chris followed a super-low-fat...
  • Michelle Obama urges donors to write 'a big, fat check' for 2014

    01/30/2014 3:51:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    First lady Michelle Obama told Democratic donors in Los Angeles on Wednesday to “write a big, fat check” to help the party win in this year’s elections. “There is something all of you can do right now, today, to make a difference. ... You can write a check, do you hear me?” Obama told them, according to the White House pool report. “I’m serious, write a big fat check. Write the biggest check you can possibly write.” She told the group of donors that they should be as “passionate” and as “hungry” as they were in 2008 and 2012. The...