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  • 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 · 46 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...
  • Processed food NOT fat is the real cause of heart disease, claims heart surgeon

    01/29/2014 9:00:04 AM PST · by dennisw · 51 replies
    dailymail ^ | 29 January 2014
    Processed food NOT fat is the real cause of heart disease, claims heart surgeon who says a diet of natural food can even reverse the illness Dr. Dwight Lundell admits prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications, and a low-fat, high-simple carbohydrate diet for two-and-a-half decades was misguided 'These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible,' he writes in an essay that has ignited the Internet He vlaims these foods actively destroy the walls of our blood vessels by causing chronic inflammation, which in turn causes heart disease The cardiac surgeon recommends only eating foods your grandmother, or great-grandmother, would recognise An Arizona...
  • Butter is bad – a myth we've been fed by the 'healthy eating' industry

    10/23/2013 7:58:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 69 replies
    the guardian via pioneer press ^ | 10-23-13 | Joanna Blythman
    Government and health charities have been doling out duff healthy eating advice for decades, but when are they going to admit it? That's the question raised by the remarks of cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, who writing in the BMJ has challenged the orthodoxy that the consumption of foods containing saturated fat, such as butter and red meat, causes heart disease. Malhotra is brave and principled to speak out, yet he is far from a lone voice. In 2010, a major review of scientific studies on fat, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, concluded that contrary to what we have...
  • Florida Mother Upset by School's 'Fat Letter': Is BMI Bogus?

    10/07/2013 2:39:31 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10-7-2013 | Sarah Weir
    A Florida mom received an unpleasant surprise in the mail recently. No, it wasn't an unexpected bill, it was a letter that said her 11-year-old daughter, Lily, was overweight. "Lily is tall, she's athletic, she's solid muscle, Kristen Grasso, told Fox 4 News." By no means is she overweight." The girl, a star on her middle school volleyball team, had her Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated as part of a health screening mandated by Florida law. While parents can opt out, Grasso, a mother of four who says she tries to encourage her children to be active and feeds them...
  • Christie, Establishment Darling

    08/21/2013 2:05:24 PM PDT · by RB156 · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August 20, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Governor Chris Christie’s darkest moment, at least in the eyes of some members of the Republican establishment, came on a chilly Sunday night in early November of last year, just days before the presidential election. What Christie and his team did that evening, in a series of terse e-mails and calls with the pleading Romney camp, remains murky. On Capitol Hill, insiders still treat the episode like the Zapruder film, analyzing it and trying to discern, from limited context, what exactly happened. But what didn’t happen is indisputable: Christie didn’t attend Mitt Romney’s rally at Shady Brook Farm in Lower...
  • Gross! 15-Ton Blob of Fat Found Growing in Sewer (London)

    08/07/2013 1:59:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    LiveScience ^ | August 6, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    A 15-ton blob of congealed fat so large it's been dubbed a "fatberg" has been removed from a sewer tunnel beneath London. And just in case you're not completely grossed out yet, the fatberg — as large as a double-decker bus — was mixed with thousands of used baby wipes. (click image to enlarge)
  • 'Fatberg' weighing 15 TONNES found blocking sewers under streets of London

    08/06/2013 6:29:53 AM PDT · by 70times7 · 54 replies
    Mail Online dailymail.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:19 EST, 5 August 2013 | Sam Webb
    *Repugnant mass of congealed rotting fat and other sickening waste found *Sewage workers have never seen the likes of the mass - as big as a bus *It could have sent sewage surging onto the streets of south London A lump of fat the size of a double decker bus has been discovered clogging a London sewer. The Fatberg, described as 15 tonnes of festering food mixed with wet wipes and a host of other disgusting ephemera, was found blocking pipes under Kingston in south London.
  • Mexico takes over from the U.S. as the fattest nation on earth

    07/08/2013 9:03:44 PM PDT · by dennisw · 33 replies
    dailymail ^ | 8 July 2013 | By Olivia Williams
    Part of the difficulty is that the crisis has taken hold rapidly - In 1989, fewer than 10 percent of Mexican adults had any weight problems. Studies show that Mexicans are eating more processed foods than ever before and fewer whole grains and vegetables. This year was the first time Mexico has inched ahead into first place, with a 32.8 per cent obesity rate to America's 31.8 per cent. However, this was only among the most populated countries of the world. Both Mexico and the U.S. have nothing on the small countries such as American Samoa in the Pacific where...
  • What Really Makes Us Fat

    05/27/2013 2:35:55 PM PDT · by Altariel · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2012 | Gary Taubes
    A CALORIE is a calorie. This truism has been the foundation of nutritional wisdom and our beliefs about obesity since the 1960s. What it means is that a calorie of protein will generate the same energy when metabolized in a living organism as a calorie of fat or carbohydrate. When talking about obesity or why we get fat, evoking the phrase “a calorie is a calorie” is almost invariably used to imply that what we eat is relatively unimportant. We get fat because we take in more calories than we expend; we get lean if we do the opposite. Anyone...
  • Crowley: Is it Possible This Isn't Political and IRS Didn't Intend to Harass the Tea Party?

    05/19/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 82 replies
    "Can you see in your mind's eye a way that this might not have been political, that this was a misguided stupid way to sort, but that they didn't intend it to be some kind of political attempt to harass the Tea Party?"
  • Female sports blogger who called NBA cheerleader too chunky-comes under fire for hateful attack

    04/28/2013 7:34:20 PM PDT · by njslim · 105 replies
    A CBS blogger who commented on the perceived weight problem of NBA Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader, Kelsey Williams, has come under fire for labeling her 'too chunky' to perform. Under the pen name 'Claire Crawford,' blogger Anna-Megan Raley wrote: '[Mrs Williams] has been criticized by some folks in [Oklahoma] for having “pudginess” around her waistline... Is this chick “too chunky” to be a cheerleader?'
  • Michael Moore in Recent Interview: Only "Right Wingers" Think I'm Fat

    04/08/2013 4:48:41 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/08/13 | Aurelius
    Almost every day, the website Reddit has someone either on television, the radio, or garnered their fame from the internet answer questions. These are called "AMAs," or "Ask Me Anything," and are considered interviews and the people asking questions are actual users of the site. Several days ago, noted liar and obese man Michael Moore participated in an AMA. Though Reddit is well known to have a liberal bias in most of its "subreddits," Moore did not have an easy time answering questions. Dozens of Redditors voiced their disapproval by openly mocking the supposed "documentary" film-maker... In another instance, Moore...
  • Hackers Bust N.Korean Propaganda Site

    04/05/2013 5:12:03 AM PDT · by Chong · 6 replies
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | April 5th, 2013 | Chosun Ilbo
    Hackers Bust N.Korean Propaganda Site International hacker group Anonymous on Thursday broke into Uriminzokkiri, a North Korean website that spreads propaganda from North Korea's official KCNA news agency. The hacker collective released the personal information of the website's 9,001 subscribers, including their ID and password, name, date of birth and other details. The South Korean National Intelligence Service said, "Many of the leaked details on the website match those of South Koreans." Police are taking a keen interest. A National Police Agency spokesman said, "A considerable number of people who want to access information about North Korea are registered on...
  • Orange County (FLA) Fire Rescue 'Bariatric Ambulance' for Obese Patients

    The Orange County Fire Rescue Department in Florida has invested thousands of dollars in a new ambulance designed for carrying morbidly obese patients. Over the past few years, they've seen an increase in the number of 911 calls to patients weighing more than 500 pounds. Called "Bariatric One," it comes with a $23,000 lift gate that can pick up 1,100 pounds as well as a stretcher ten inches wider than normal. The fire rescue, serving Orange County, an area just outside of Orlando, said that a third of all patients taken to the hospital are obese. "In the past, you'd...
  • Meghan McCain to Get 'Docu-Talk' TV Show

    03/27/2013 9:17:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | March 27, 2013 | Jason Koebler
    Meghan McCain is getting a TV show. The MSNBC contributor and daughter of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced on Twitter Wednesday that "Raising McCain," a "genre-busting docu-talk series" will premiere sometime this summer on Pivot, a newly-launched cable network. Meghan McCain âś” @MeghanMcCain I am SO EXCITED to announce my first series "Raising McCain" will premiere this summer on Participant's new cable network PIVOT!!! 5:49 PM - 27 Mar 13 34 Retweets 41 favorites According to Deadline, Pivot will launch on Aug. 1 and will have more than 300 hours of original programming during its first year. According to the...
  • Plague of the overweight riders who are too heavy for their horses

    03/25/2013 1:37:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 24, 2013 | Emine Sinmaz
    Plague of the overweight riders who are too heavy for their horses • Only one in 20 riders are within the optimum weight for their horse • A heavy load can mean back pain, lameness and bad behaviour in horses • Vet guidelines advise that riders weigh less than 10 per cent of their mount • Weighing more than 15 per cent of horse's weight poses health risks • Research is published in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour Horses are the latest victims of the obesity crisis as they take the burden of their overweight riders, experts have warned. A...
  • Fighting fat with fat: Stem cell discovery identifies potential obesity treatment

    02/05/2013 11:04:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    http://medicalxpress.com ^ | Feb 05, 2013 | Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
    Ottawa scientists have discovered a trigger that turns muscle stem cells into brown fat, a form of good fat that could play a critical role in the fight against obesity. The findings from Dr. Michael Rudnicki's lab, based at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, were published today in the prestigious journal Cell Metabolism. "This discovery significantly advances our ability to harness this good fat in the battle against bad fat and all the associated health risks that come with being overweight and obese," says Dr. Rudnicki, a senior scientist and director for the Regenerative Medicine Program and Sprott Centre for...
  • Christie: Comments on Obama, Boehner Part of Job

    01/06/2013 11:41:02 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Copyright © 2012 Breitbart ^ | 6 Jan 2013, 5:14 AM PDT | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    Christie, by his own admission, is "not a subtle personality" and he likes to take charge. Those two traits figured prominently in how the rising Republican handled Sandy. From his frequent, televised updates to residents as the storm's winds whipped the state's beaches to his criticism last week of fellow Republican John Boehner's decision to delay a U.S. House vote on federal storm aid, his handling of his native state's worst natural disaster may one day be considered the defining moment in the political career of a budding presidential contender. The timing of the storm _ days before a presidential...
  • Ban high-sugar cereals to tackle child obesity, says Andy Burnham (UK shadow health secretary)

    01/05/2013 3:45:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Saturday 5 January 2013 05.17 EST | Conal Urquhart
    The government should ban high-sugar cereals such as Coco Pops and other foods that are contributing to an obesity epidemic among British children, the shadow health secretary has urged. Regulations limiting the amount of sugar, salt and fat in processed foods should be considered if the food industry does not take action itself, according to Labour’s Andy Burnham, who has begun a consultation on how to tackle obesity. Burnham highlighted the case of breakfast cereals, saying many aimed at children are more than one-third sugar by weight. …
  • Gov. Christie and Michael Steele Join Mayor Bloomberg in Criticizing the NRA

    12/23/2012 5:03:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 91 replies
    breitbart ^ | December 22, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    After Wayne LaPierre spoke of the NRA's desire to help make children safer by using its own money and resources to train teachers and work with police departments to have an armed presence at every school that wants it, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former RNC chair Michael Steele joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg in crying foul. Said Christie: "In general, I don't think the solution to safety in schools is putting an armed guard because for it to really be effective in my view, from a law enforcement perspective, you have to have an armed guard at every classroom."...
  • Mia Farrow Hearts New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (for Blasting Republicans)

    01/02/2013 4:55:28 PM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 2 Jan 2013, 1:47 PM PDT | by Breitbart News
    The Left's love affair with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie continues ... so long as the outspoken pol is trashing his own party. Christie made headlines today by blaming the death of a Hurricane Sandy relief bill loaded with pork squarely on the GOP. “There is only one group to blame,” he ranted. “The House Majority and John Boehner. Last night, the House Majority failed the basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state. It was disappointing and disgusting to watch. Shame on you, shame on Congress.” That sentiment earned kudos from...
  • Study suggests lower death risk for the overweight

    01/01/2013 8:28:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-1-13 | Pam Belluck
    A century ago, Elsie Scheel was the perfect woman. So said a 1912 article in The New York Times about how Scheel, 24, was chosen by the "medical examiner of the 400 "coeds"' at Cornell University as a woman "whose very presence bespeaks perfect health." Scheel, however, was hardly model-thin. At 5 feet 7 and 171 pounds, she would, by today's medical standards, be clearly overweight. (Her body mass index was 27; 25 to 29.9 is overweight.) But a new report suggests that Scheel may have been onto something. The report on nearly 3 million people found that those whose...
  • Outrage as woman finds valet ticket with insulting description of her as fat

    12/30/2012 7:49:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies
    mailonline ^ | 12.30.2012 | staff
    A Florida woman is still recovering from the insult at finding a valet ticket that described her as fat. Sharyn Peoples used a valet when she was in Boca Raton in early December to park at a local mall while she appeared at a play but when she picked up her car she found the ticket identifying the driver with the words 'play,' 'red dress' and 'fat.' 'I was mortified,' she told WTVJ. 'In handwriting it said 'play, red dress, and fat' on it.' Peoples said she found the description insulting and shocking and she contacted LAZ Parking of Florida,...
  • Christie Ascendent (poll: leading the 2016 GOP field)

    12/18/2012 3:00:42 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012, 3:20 p.m. ET | By Jason L. Riley
    A new poll has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leading the 2016 GOP presidential field.
  • Christie: Weight concerns “ridiculous”

    12/13/2012 3:10:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/12 04:49 PM ET | Justin Sink
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said concerns that his weight would prevent him from serving as president were “ridiculous” in an interview set to air Wednesday. In an interview for Barbara Walters’s “10 Most Fascinating People” series, the broadcast veteran asked the New Jersey governor how he would respond to “people who say that you couldn’t be president because you're so heavy.” “That’s ridiculous, I mean, that’s ridiculous,” Christie responded. “I mean, I don’t know what the basis for that is.” …
  • While New Jersey Residents Suffer, Governor Christie Goes on Saturday Night Live

    11/19/2012 8:25:31 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    COPYRIGHT © 2012 · FRONTPAGEMAG.COM ^ | November 18, 2012 | By Daniel Greenfield
    Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are without power. Many have lost homes and everything else that they have. Some don’t have enough to eat and others are struggling to stay warm. This is not the time for a responsible leader to go do his self-promoting shtick on Saturday Night Live. But Christie seems so tone deaf that he puts his self-promotion ahead of anything else.
  • Ed Schultz denies reports of MSNBC replacing him

    11/14/2012 3:41:41 PM PST · by Last Dakotan · 14 replies
    Inforum ^ | 11-14-12 | Forum staff reports
    FARGO – Former Fargo radio and TV personality Ed Schultz slapped down speculation this week that MSNBC may replace him in its weekday lineup, according to media reports. The New York Times reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources, that MSNBC was considering replacing “The Ed Show” in the left-leaning cable news station’s 7 p.m. weekday time slot, opting instead for a show hosted by Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. MSNBC denied there prime-time programming changes in the works, TVNewser reported.
  • Christie facing GOP storm

    11/13/2012 6:37:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 91 replies
    © Copyright 2012 NYP Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. ^ | Last Updated: 5:12 AM, November 13, 2012 | By GERRY SHIELDS in DC and ERIK KRISS in Albany
    Fat chance for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s White House aspirations in the wake of his post-Sandy bromance with President Obama. National Republican political consultant John McLaughlin said Christie didn’t do himself any favors with his enthusiastic embrace of Obama after Hurricane Sandy devastated his state — or with his arguably self-serving Republican National Convention keynote speech.... McLaughlin added that just “a couple of days after” Christie lavished praise on Obama, the president “certainly might have deserved some criticism, and still to this day, because the federal response in the area is nonexistent in a lot of ways.” Christie has...
  • The Koch Brothers Turn On Chris Christie and Warn Him About Setting Up Obamacare

    11/11/2012 11:48:12 AM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Politics USA ^ | November 11th, 2012
    The Koch Brothers think-tank, Americans for Prosperity, handed down a warning to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for not rejecting provisions in the ACA to submit health insurance exchange plans ahead of the health law’s full implementation. Republicans were already furious with Christie for praising President Obama’s rapid response to the super-storm Sandy that ravaged parts of the East Coast last week, and now the Koch Brothers are pressuring him to reject a New Jersey exchange bill to rebuff the ACA’s requirement before a November 16 cutoff date for states to set up health insurance exchanges. If states fail to...
  • White House says Christie's people easier to deal with than Cuomo's people

    11/10/2012 7:02:50 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | Last Updated: 8:52 AM, November 10, 2012 | By JOSH MARGOLIN
    It’s true love between the Democratic president and the Republican governor of New Jersey. More than a week after President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie toured sections of the Jersey Shore ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, the White House remains “stunned” at how helpful Christie and his team have been and how easy it is to work with them... “The Christie people are so much easier to deal with than the Cuomo people,” a senior administration official said, referring to Gov. Cuomo. “New York wants to do everything alone, but we’re working with Christie really well. It’s weird.” Obama...
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: Not my fault that Mitt Romney lost!

    11/08/2012 7:31:34 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 62 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/7/12 | Kenneth Lovett
    Christie — a potential 2016 White House contender — said he worked harder than just about every other Republican to elect Romney, and that his recent praise of Obama had nothing to with Romney’s loss. “My activity with President Obama was just another chapter in the leadership I’ve tried to show in this state, which is people care more about getting things done than they care about partisanship,” he said Wednesday. “And I’m going to continue to conduct myself that way.”
  • Christie rejects blame for Romney's loss, looks forward — maybe to '16

    11/08/2012 11:54:25 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 159 replies
    © 2012 New Jersey On-Line LLC ^ | November 08, 2012 at 11:57 AM | By Jenna Portnoy
    "As a party, we have to look forward to what our challenges are in the future," Christie said. "This election is over. So we have to look forward to the next challenges." As the party figures out how to attract Hispanics, women and young people, Republicans may look toward Christie as a frontrunner for the 2016 nomination. He leads a blue and diverse state, walks the walk on bipartisanship and could steer the party away from the far right.
  • Christie: I campaigned harder than anyone for Romney

    11/07/2012 5:34:38 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 148 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6:22 PM, November 7, 2012 | By DAVID K. LI
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- Mitt Romney's surrogate-turned-President Obama fan -- bristled today at suggestions that his embrace of the Democratic incumbent cost Republicans the White House.... When asked what went wrong for Romney last night, Christie deadpanned: “He didn’t get enough votes.” “I’m not a pundit, I’m an office holder,” Christie said.
  • U.S. diners have pizza 4.3 times a month

    10/04/2012 9:23:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 3, 2012
    NEW YORK, - The Zagat restaurant review service said the results of its first-ever Pizza Survey indicate U.S. diners eat pizza an average 4.3 times per month. The website said its survey found 83 percent of respondents counted pizza as among their favorite foods and indicates the average U.S. consumer eats pizza an average 4.3 times per month. Zagat said pepperoni was the favorite topping in the survey, with 38 percent of respondents naming it as their preferred pizza topper. Anchovies were the least favorite, with 34 percent saying they are not fans. New York-style thin crust pizza was the...
  • CBS WKBT News Anchor's On-Air Response to Viewer Calling Her Fat (bet it was a liberal!)

    10/02/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 56 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 2, 2012 | CBS WKBT
    This is disgusting! The letter sent to her is soooooooo TYPICAL lib!!!! And God love her husband! This is progressives for ya', folks! Obesity is now the accepted bigotry! Michelle Obama approves!
  • TV anchor Jennifer Livingston blasts viewer who attacked her weight

    10/03/2012 5:51:11 AM PDT · by RochesterNYconservative · 154 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Oct. 2, 2012 | Christine Roberts
    A local news anchor took the air Tuesday to blast a viewer who attacked her for being overweight. Jennifer Livingston of WKBT in La Crosse, Wis., slammed the viewer on-air after he wrote in to complain that Livingston wasn't "a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular" because of her size. "I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years," the viewer wrote in the email titled "Community Responsibility." "I leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy...
  • Turning White Fat Into Energy-Burning Brown Fat: Hope for New Obesity and Diabetes Treatments

    08/06/2012 1:46:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Aug. 2, 2012 | NA ,
    Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified a mechanism that can give energy-storing white fat some of the beneficial characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings, based on studies of mice and of human fat tissue, could lead to new strategies for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study was published August 2 in the online edition of the journal Cell. Humans have two types of fat tissue: white fat, which stores excess energy in the form of triglycerides, and brown fat, which is highly efficient at dissipating stored energy as heat. Newborns have a relative abundance of...
  • Don’t Eat Salad with Fat-Free Dressing Says Science

    07/05/2012 12:00:01 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 102 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | JUL 5, 2012 1:40 PM | Gizmodo
    If you're using fat free dressing on your salad, you're doing it all wrong. According to scientists, you need to eat salad with fat-based dressings to get the most out of the veggies. Having no fat in your salad actually diminishes the benefit from eating vegetables. This sounds a little crazy, right? But yes, even though fat free dressing has less calories than its fatty filled counterpart, you're not getting the full oomph you want when eating vegetables with skinny dressings. Researchers at Purdue University compared salad eating with dressing that had saturated fat, monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat at...
  • Obesity fight must shift from personal blame-U.S. panel

    05/08/2012 11:52:13 AM PDT · by EBH · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/12 | Sharon Begley
    America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday. In an ambitious 478-page report, the IOM refutes the idea that obesity is largely the result of a lack of willpower on the part of individuals. Instead, it embraces policy proposals that have met with stiff resistance from the food industry and lawmakers, arguing that multiple strategies will be needed to make the U.S. environment less "obesogenic." The IOM,...
  • Questioning Safety of Heavy Passengers on Planes

    05/08/2012 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 51 replies
    NYT ^ | May 7, 2012 | CHRISTINE NEGRONI
    More than six decades ago, when the federal standards on the strength of airplane seats and seat belts were written, government regulations specified that seats be designed for a passenger weight of 170 pounds. But now the average American man weighs nearly 194 pounds and the average woman 165. Now, some engineers and scientists have raised questions about whether airplane seats, tested with crash dummies that reflect the 170-pound rule, are strong enough to protect heavy travelers. “If a heavier person completely fills a seat, the seat is not likely to behave as intended during a crash,” said Robert Salzar,...
  • Obesity fight must shift from personal blame: U.S. panel [Gov't Regulation is their solution]

    05/08/2012 7:02:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 109 replies
    America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday. In an ambitious 478-page report, the IOM refutes the idea that obesity is largely the result of a lack of willpower on the part of individuals. Instead, it embraces policy proposals that have met with stiff resistance from the food industry and lawmakers, arguing that multiple strategies will be needed to make the U.S. environment less "obesogenic." The IOM,...
  • Inside the [alleged] Secret Service's hooker hot spot

    04/16/2012 3:22:23 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 58 replies
    It was in this one-story, windowless, brick building with a cheesy neon sign on top that 11 Secret Service agents assigned to protect the President ended up embarrassing their country all for a little fun and flesh, local sources told the Daily News. Drinking beers and whisky that range in price from 40,000 to 150,000 pesos ($24 to $84) for bottle service, the agents had their pick of young girls with long, black and brown hair and lots of makeup. “The gringos got rowdy at the bar. They drank fine whisky and slept with the prettiest ones, the ones that...
  • High-fat diet: Ketogenic diet reverses kidney damage from diabetes

    04/03/2012 10:05:04 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 38 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 04/21/12 | Eryn Brown
    A high-fat "ketogenic" diet may reverse the kidney damage caused by diabetes, a study published online Wednesday by the journal PLoS One reports. Past research has shown that lowering blood sugar through diet can prevent kidney failure but not reverse it in patients with diabetes. Lead author Charles Mobbs, a neuroscientist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, said that this study -- in which mice were fed a high-fat diet of 5% carbohydrate, 8% protein and a whopping 87% fat -- was the first to show that dietary intervention alone is enough to reverse kidney failure...
  • 728-Pound Susanne Eman Wants To Be The World’s Fattest Woman [VIDEO]

    03/25/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 139 replies · 16+ views
    wcrz ^ | 3-2012
    (VIDEO AT LINK) I guess it’s great to have goals, but this one could be fatal. Mother of two Susanne Eman is on a mission to be the fattest woman in the world, and she is well on her way at 728lbs. Susan is only at the half way mark of her 1600lb goal. Meet Susanne and get the rest of the story after the jump. Susanne Eman, 32, runs her own blog on the way to 1600+pounds where she describes herself as “your average gal next door who just happens to have a body to match the size of...
  • Transit Agencies Face the New Calculus of Broader Backsides {American behinds too big?}

    01/16/2012 11:45:45 AM PST · by Cronos · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 15 Jan 2012 | Christine Haughney
    It was called the “First All-American Tush Tally,” an informal test to measure the behinds of two dozen New Yorkers to see if they could fit into the prescribed space in new subway cars made by Kawasaki. ..The problem of American waists that are too big for seats meant to accommodate them is certainly not new. Today, everything from love seats to toilet seats can be built bigger to accommodate wider profiles, and the seats offered on public transportation are no different. ..The airline industry has also spent years trying to balance passengers’ desire for bigger, more comfortable seating with...
  • Airlines paying more for fuel because waistlines are expanding

    01/13/2012 9:53:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Herald Sun AU ^ | Jan 12, 2012 | Anne Wright
    Airlines paying more for fuel because waistlines are expanding by: Anne Wright From: Herald Sun January 12, 2012 12:00AM PEOPLE weighing more than average should pay more for their airfares than slimmer passengers, a former Qantas executive says. Tony Webber said airlines were paying more for fuel because the average weight of the population had increased. The extra fuel needed cost about $472 a plane, he said, and additional weight of passengers affected airlines' profits. "It's just a fact, and the thing is airlines consider these things when deciding how much fuel to put on the plane," said Mr Webber,...