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  • Obesity map reveals more than 35 percent of people in seven US states are dangerously overweigh

    09/12/2018 3:14:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/10/2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia all have adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent Prevalence ranged from 22.6 percent in Colorado to 38.1 percent in West Virginia Middle-age adults between ages 45 and 54 are twice as likely to be obese as young adults between ages 18 and 24 Data came from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a survey conducted via telephone by the CDC and state health departments. In addition to having the highest obesity prevalence, West Virginia also led the nation in the percentage of adults with diabetes at 15.2....
  • Our Fat Pets: Sixty percent of cats tip the scales at unhealthy weights [tr]

    08/02/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 2, 2018 | Susan Jenks
    Like most cats, Max had a swagger in his walk. But because he was slightly overweight, the 15-year-old Maine coon began having trouble “jumping up on things,” his owner says, the extra pounds worsening his arthritis. So his owner, Jaime Wilson, decided her pet needed to go on a diet — barely two tablespoons of dry food in the morning and again at night, along with a larger portion of canned wet food once a day and a supervised exercise program that included treadmill work and running through stationary poles.
  • Fat tourists leave Greek island donkeys CRIPPLED

    07/31/2018 6:42:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Express ^ | July 31, 2018 | John Fitzpatrick
    More than 1,000 tourists a day visit the island of Santorini from cruise ships in the peak season. They use traditional transport on the hilly terrain - where cars cannot go - and are attracted to idyllic white houses in places such as the principal town of Fira. Every day the donkeys make four to five journeys up its 520 white cobbled steps in temperatures of up to 86F (30C). Animal rights activists claim donkeys are increasingly left with spinal injuries and open wounds from ill-fitting saddles. They say that, with obesity on the rise, the animals are being forced...
  • 4 suspects in assault of Applebee’s waitress identified

    07/14/2018 5:43:15 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 145 replies
    Ajc.com ^ | 7/14/18 | Chelsea Prince
    4 suspects in assault of Applebee’s waitress identified A waitress required 15 stitches after she was attacked by four women she served Tuesday night at a Henry County Applebee’s, police said. The women beat and punched the waitress and stabbed her in the forearm with a steak knife, McDonough police Maj. Kyle Helgerson told AJC.com. They allegedly took her tip money before they skipped out on a $62.57 bill. Authorities identified the four women as Demetrius Boyd, Keterah Boyd, Lakisha Boyd and Lashondra Boyd.
  • Self magazine features plus-size model Tess Holliday on first digital cover

    07/02/2018 9:02:19 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 163 replies
    Self Magazine debuted its first digital cover this week, which showed plus-sized model Tess Holliday and told readers that her “health is none of your business.” The health and wellness magazine posted the cover to its Instagram account and included a portion of Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Kylstra’s editor’s letter, which explains why the publication decided to give Holliday “a platform.” “Holliday identifies as a fat woman; we chose to give her a platform because she has insightful things to say about thriving in a world that devalues bodies of size,” the letter said. “We also chose to feature her because size...
  • Woman says she felt fat-shamed at Islands of Adventure ride

    04/04/2018 9:33:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 114 replies
    WFTV9.com ^ | 3/15/2018 | Jason Kelly , Lauren Seabrook
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A woman said she felt fat-shamed when she was unable to ride Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Angel Morales said she asked workers if she could ride the ride bench with one fewer person so that she wouldn't make anyone sitting beside her feel uncomfortable. Morales said she felt humiliated when employees declined her request. The theme park doesn't have weight restrictions, so Morales said she didn't know she couldn't go on the ride until she was about to board it. Morales said she bought annual passes to the park last year...
  • Rudy Giuliani made crude joke about Hillary Clinton's weight at Trump fundraiser: Report

    03/06/2018 6:03:58 AM PST · by simpson96 · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/4/2018 | Kyle Feldscher
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reportedly made a crude joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s weight Friday while at Mar-a-Lago with President Trump. Axios reported Giuliani was invited up on stage during Trump’s remarks to the donors at the event. He recounted a story about him attending Trump’s wedding at the Florida estate. “Hillary was also here, and she actually fit through the door,” Giuliani reportedly said. The crowd at the fundraiser reportedly gasped and Giuliani’s wife was incredulous at the remark. Trump later said “I’m just glad I didn’t say it,” according to the report.
  • Super. Three Quarters Of Young Americans Couldn’t Join The Military If They Wanted To

    02/25/2018 7:30:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    With all that’s going on in this report from the Free Beacon, it’s amazing that our military is still hitting all of its recruiting goals. But somehow they are. They don’t have all that many people to pick from, however. Just as the military is entering into a period of renewed expansion, there are fewer qualified candidates and even fewer expressing an interest. According to the Pentagon, if every person in the country age 18 to 24 showed up to apply, roughly three out of four would have to be turned away because they simply couldn’t qualify. Nearly three-quarters...
  • Here’s How the World’s Fattest Man Lost 250kg, And Now Dreams of Walking Again

    02/23/2018 10:40:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2018
    Juan Pedro Franco, from Mexico, was the world’s fattest man at 595kg in October 2016. After undergoing medical treatment, he lost 250kg and plans to lose about 100 kilos more in the next year-and-a-half. The folds of flesh on Juan Pedro Franco’s back sway heavily as he cranks the pedals of a modified bicycle with his arms, exercising to boost his already jaw-dropping weight-loss total of 250kg. Franco, who comes from northern Mexico, used to be the world’s fattest man. Guinness World Records certified the title after he weighed in at 595kg in October 2016. At the time, he was...
  • Fat Cops Are Weighing Down the NYPD

    02/18/2018 9:38:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 18, 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Aaron Feis and Bruce Golding
    The NYPD is being dragged down by overweight cops — and the brass isn’t doing anything about the ballooning problem, police sources told The Post. “We really are the world’s largest police department,” said one veteran cop who’s worked in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx. “We’re the fattest police department in the country … because we have no requirement to stay in shape.”
  • Cornell frat punished for "pig roast" sex contest

    02/07/2018 6:13:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Staff
    A fraternity at Cornell University has been placed on probation for conducting a sex contest members dubbed the "pig roast" in reference to the weight of women they slept with. The university said officials launched an investigation of the Zeta Beta Tau chapter last year after multiple reports about the secret game in which new members could get points by having sex with women.
  • Israel Treats Overweight Wild Hedgehogs That Gorged on Street Food

    01/04/2018 5:21:13 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    The Algemeiner reports: Ten overweight hedgehogs have had to go on strict diets and exercise regimes after they ate so much on the streets of Israel they struggled to curl up into a ball to fend off predators. Animal lovers found them waddling around and brought them into the hospital at the Ramat Gan Safari. Staff there said the hedgehogs had probably been snacking on food left out for pets. “A lot of people put cat food on the streets for the stray cats, which is very nice but … the problem is that there’s other wildlife that eats it,”...
  • Whistleblowers: DEA attorneys went easy on McKesson, the country's largest drug distributor

    12/24/2017 9:41:36 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 12/17/2017 | bill whittiker
    A 60 Minutes/Washington Post joint investigation into the DEA's response to the opioid epidemic again finds investigators who hit a brick wall in Washington In October, we joined forces with the Washington Post and reported a disturbing story of Washington at its worst - about an act of Congress that crippled the DEA's ability to fight the worst drug crisis in American history - the opioid addiction crisis. Now, a new front of that joint investigation. It is also disturbing. It's the inside story of the biggest case the DEA ever built against a drug company: the McKesson Corporation, the...
  • Amid ‘Fattest Asian Country’ Claim, Malaysian Nutritionists Sponsored by Food Giants

    12/23/2017 1:36:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Malaysia Mail Online ^ | Saturday December 23, 2017
    In Malaysia — where nearly half the adult population are overweight or obese, and dubbed the fattest country in Asia — nutritionists are being financially supported by major food companies, New York Times (NYT) reported today. The report pointed at the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, whose research on local diets and lifestyle habits was not only financed, but also reviewed by Nestlé, the world’s largest food company whose malted chocolate beverage Milo is popular with consumers here. It was also revealed that the work of the society headed by the country’s leading nutrition expert Dr Tee E Siong, 70, has...
  • A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

    12/12/2017 4:40:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 11, 2017 | ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL
    Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.William Ruiz Sánchez spends his days grilling burgers and slathering fried hot dogs with pepperoni and cheese at his family’s restaurant. Refrigerators and fire-engine red tables provided by Coca-Cola feature the company’s logo in exchange for exclusive sale of its drinks. Though members of the Ruiz family sometimes eat here, they more often grab dinner at Domino’s or McDonald’s. For midday snacks, they buy Doritos or Cheetos at Oxxo, a convenience store chain so ubiquitous here that...
  • ‘Body-Positive’ Activists Upset Thin Reality Star Titled Her Book ‘Body Positive’

    12/01/2017 8:41:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 30, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    “Body-positive” activists are upset that reality TV star Louise Thompson titled her upcoming book “Body Positive,” claiming the actress is stealing language that’s actually meant to describe obesity-acceptance. According to the Bookseller, “Body Positive” details Thompson’s transformation from “an anxiety-ridden party girl, battling with mental health and an unhealthy relationship with eating” to a woman who found “happiness, calm, direction and self-love” through better relationships with fitness and food. Immediately after The Bookseller tweeted about the book, people took offense to the title: Made in Chelsea's @LouiseAThompson is publishing a recipe and fitness book with @YellowKiteBooks: https://t.co/saVFS88Baj pic.twitter.com/D76O3JNM7l — The...
  • Do YOU live in one of America's fattest states? Map reveals the country's obesity hotspots

    11/08/2017 8:20:43 AM PST · by dennisw · 50 replies
    dailymail ^ | 7 November 2017 | Kayla Brantley
    A new report ranked 50 states plus Washington DC using 19 different metrics including obesity and overweight population and sugary-beverage consumption Mississippi ranked number one as the 'fattest state' in America for the second year in a row More than seven in 10 US adults 20 and older are either overweight or obese, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention The fattest states in America have been revealed for 2017 with Mississippi leading the way for the second year in a row. WalletHub ranked the states using 19 different metrics, including three key components, obesity and overweight prevalence,...
  • Revisiting the 21 Foot Rule

    10/27/2017 11:06:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 53 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/27/2017 | J Hines
    Yeh, yeh here we go again knife vs gun fight debate. For those that don't know the term "21 foot rule". It is well known (also called Tueller Drill) within the law enforcement and personal defense circle. This defensive drill was patterned after a Salt Lake City Police Sergeant Dennis Tueller experimentation. The Tueller drill is all about “reactionary gap” through training. Other trainers have come up with the distances associated it to the Tueller drill. This experimentation, determined that the average healthy adult male can cover a distance of seven yards (21 feet) in about 1.5 seconds. The significance...
  • A 320-pound woman sat on a little girl as a punishment and killed her, authorities say

    10/18/2017 7:00:45 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 17, 2017 | Kristine Phillips
    A Florida woman is facing a murder charge after, authorities say, she punished her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on her, causing the child to go into cardiac arrest. Veronica Posey, 64, told investigators that her cousin, Dericka Lindsay, had been misbehaving, so she decided to sit on top of the child as punishment. Minutes later, Dericka said she couldn’t breathe. She was unconscious by the time Posey stood up, according to an arrest report from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Jennifer Lawrence: I was placed in 'nude lineup,' told to lose weight

    10/17/2017 11:39:06 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 93 replies
    fox news ^ | oct 17, 2017
    Jennifer Lawrence revealed in a speech on Monday night that she was forced to participate in a “degrading and humiliating” lineup while naked and was told to lose weight when she was starting off her acting career. Lawrence, who was being honored at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles, stood at the lectern and detailed her experience of being mistreated in the entertainment industry. “When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks,” the 27-year-old actress said to a crowd that included Kristen Stewart,...