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  • 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 aren’t compliant with Affordable Care Act
  • The chunky monkey! Macaque nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty' gorges on tourists' food in Thailand

    04/28/2017 8:31:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 07:59 EDT, 28 April 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    The 33lb long-tailed macaque weighs twice the normal weight of a macaque Nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty', the monkey was fed by tourists in a Bangkok market Wildlife officials took him in for a health check and monkey 'fat camp' He has been put on a strict diet and made to run a around with other animals They say the money is not sick and that they want him to return to the wild An obese monkey in Thailand is being sent to a fat camp after ballooning to twice the normal weight for his species - by gorging on food from...
  • Shock: 'Experts' recommend high fat diet for curing a significant disease

    03/15/2017 5:44:07 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 131 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 03/15/17 | Thomas Lifson
    The ideology of Progressivism rests on the notion that “experts” should be given free rein to guide the populace in proper behavior, by persuasion if possible, but by governmental law and regulation if necessary. These “experts” could inform the disinterested administrators of a state powerful enough to impose itself on the behavior of the masses too ignorant to chart a personal course for themselves. The folly of this view is nowhere exposed more nakedly than in the matter of personal eating habits. The advice of the “experts” has been so frequently wrong that the federal government’s dietary guidelines have repeatedly...
  • Fat-shaming columnist gets booted from Fergus Falls newspaper

    02/21/2017 6:35:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.startribune.com ^ | February 20, 2017 — 9:31pm | By John Reinan
    Newspaper publisher says community response to writer's ouster has been overwhelmingly positive. Alan Linda's column about his experience sitting next to an overweight airplane passenger will be the last one he writes for the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. The newspaper last week expressed regret for printing the column and said it had parted ways with Linda, an unpaid community columnist who has written the paper's "Prairie Spy" column for 30 years. "I've gotten an overwhelmingly positive response over the decision," Tim Engstrom, the Daily Journal's editor and publisher, said Monday. "People say it's the right thing to do." In an...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Kate Upton is our SI Swimsuit 2017 cover girl!

    02/15/2017 6:42:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    SI ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kelsey Hendrix
    Kate Upton is back where she belongs...on the cover of SI Swimsuit!
  • Huge group of Florida women brawling is captured on video as 50 people watched [tr]

    01/25/2017 12:22:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2017 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Multiple videos that captured a large group of women brawling in a Florida neighborhood have led to criminal charges after they quickly went viral. The cellphone videos showed the group of women fighting near several homes in Leesburg around 4.30pm on Monday. Neighbors said the fight attracted a huge crowd just minutes after people began posting about it on social media. At least 50 people surrounded the group of girls as they threw punches, pulled each other's hair and tore at one another's clothes.
  • Fat is GOOD for you! New research says cheese and cream to PREVENT diabetes and heart risk

    12/11/2016 1:35:02 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 168 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Lucy Johnston
    Current dietary advice says foods containing high levels of saturated fats such as cream, butter, red meat, eggs and cheese should be avoided because they increase the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer. But a study published in a leading medical journal has found the opposite is true, with a diet full of natural fats improving the health of people taking part. Professor Sherif Sultan, a heart specialist from the University of Ireland, said: “We urgently need to overturn current dietary guidelines." "People should not be eating high carbohydrate diets as they have been told over the...
  • 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.