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  • Diabetes cases ROCKET by 75 per cent: <br>Number of adults with disease rises by 1.5million (UK)

    11/14/2016 6:38:33 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    express.uk ^ | 11/14/16 | Giles Sheldrick
    Data shows the number of adults with the disease has risen by 1.5 million in the past ten years, with GPs now reporting 3.6 million patients aged 17 and older on their records. There has been an increase of 137,000 in the past year alone – largely due to an explosion in cases of Type 2 diabetes. Experts warn that the debilitating condition is now reaching crisis proportions. Every day in the UK, 65 people die prematurely from diabetes while hundreds more battle lifechanging complications
  • Ash Carter’s Force of the Future: Fatsoes, Druggies, Trannies and Trendies

    11/03/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 3, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US military is looking for a few fat pot heads… According to the Washington Times, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke on “Force of the Future” military reforms this week that may involve relaxed recruiting rules on everything from single-parent enlistees to drug use and obesity. “We’re going to review and update these standards as appropriate,” Mr Carter said, “Now, some of these things we’ll never be able to compromise on. And we will always have to maintain high standards. But at the same time, these benchmarks must be kept relevant for both today’s force and tomorrow’s, meaning we have...
  • Pentagon may ease recruiting rules for obese people, pot smokers and single parents

    11/02/2016 10:19:43 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke on “Force of the Future” military reforms this week that may involve relaxed recruiting rules on everything from single-parent enlistees to drug use and obesity. A Tuesday event at City College of New York featured Mr. Carter speaking on the challenges of recruitment in a nation that is fatter, increasingly at ease with smoking marijuana, and producing more single-parent homes
  • A 27-Year-Old Who Weighed 456 Pounds Survived Without Any Food For 382 Days

    10/21/2016 11:24:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Kevin Loria,
    Most people can survive without food for at least a few weeks, maybe a bit longer. Eventually, however, starvation kills. Yet the limits on how long people can go without eating are complicated; without water people are unlikely to last a week, but the amount of time starvation takes can vary drastically. Take the story of Angus Barbieri. For 382 days, ending July 11, 1966, the then-27-year-old Scotsman ate nothing. There's limited documentation of Barbieri's fast: there are a few old newspaper stories recounting his ordeal and more convincingly, there's a case report describing the experience that his doctors published...
  • 'No excessive weight' says Hillsboro church to worship team

    10/06/2016 8:16:02 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 25 replies
    OregonLive ^ | October 6, 2016 | Lizzy Acker
    New Creation Church in Hillsboro recently found itself at the center of a controversy when guidelines posted on its website for people seeking to join the "worship team" were posted on Facebook. Among the requirements for the group of churchgoers who help lead the congregation in songs during services at the non-denominational evangelical church? "No excessive weight." "Weight is something that many people have to deal with," reads the instructions for would-be worship team members. "Make sure that you are taking care of your temple, exercising and eating properly." Ponder Anew, a blog about faith, reports that the document was...
  • Millions of American teens are at risk of starving, and some are trading sex for food

    09/14/2016 10:34:56 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 109 replies
    circa.com ^ | 14 SEP 16 | circa news
    Millions of American teenagers are at risk of running out of food or don't have access to affordable, healthy food. Some of them are so desperate, they're selling their bodies and committing crimes to go to jail to ensure regular meals, according to an Urban Institute study. Breaking down the numbers The study found at least 6.8 million people were "food insecure," meaning they didn't have reliable access to affordable, healthy food. Another 4 million were in "marginally food secure" households, where the "threat of running out of food is real." All of the 10 communities surveyed in focus groups...
  • America Fatter, More Stressed Out Since Obama Took Office

    09/08/2016 8:56:47 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 8, 2016 | Caroline May
    First lady Michelle Obama has been encouraging healthy eating and exercise for years, but her efforts have failed to make a dent in the national obesity rate, which has increased since President Barack Obama took office. According to the results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Wednesday, the obesity rate in the U.S. increased 2.5 percentage points from 25.5 percent in 2008 to 28.0 percent in 2015. While the national obesity rate is on the rise, millennials (those born between 1980 and 1996) are the one generation that has seen its obesity rate decline. Since 2008, the obesity rate among...
  • Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in 'most severe ever' rationing in the NHS

    09/03/2016 9:39:13 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 115 replies
    Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – will be barred from most surgery for up to a year amid increasingly desperate measures to plug a funding black hole. The restrictions will apply to standard hip and knee operations.
  • Egypt’s state broadcaster orders eight female TV presenters to lose weight....

    08/18/2016 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | August 18, 2016 | Raf Sanchez, The Telegraph
    Egypt’s state-run television has suspended eight of its female presenters for being overweight — telling them they can return to the air only after they go on a diet. The move sparked outrage among women’s groups and members of parliament but state television authorities show no sign of backing down. The presenters were given a month to lose weight and told they will not be allowed back on screen until they have an “appropriate appearance,” according to the Youm7 newspaper. The decision was made by Safaa Hegazi, the female chief of Egypt’s ERTU public broadcaster. .... Khadija Khatab, one of...
  • Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food

    08/16/2016 12:20:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Civil Eats ^ | August 15, 2016 | Whitney Pipkin
    The largest hunger-fighting organization in the nation’s capital has put food-donating retailers on notice: no more candy, sugary sodas, or sheet cakes. As key as donations are to the nonprofit’s bottom line, the Capital Area Food Bank recently told retailers that, beginning this fall, it won’t accept free food that comes at a cost to recipients—many of whom struggle with obesity and diabetes as much as hunger. At a time when 97 percent of households reporting food insecurity “cannot afford a balanced meal,” the organization’s effort is part of a larger national shift that acknowledges solving hunger isn’t always as...
  • Do you have sleep apnea? Lack of rest could be making you fat

    08/09/2016 7:16:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    nola.com ^ | 08/09/2016 | Molly Kimball
    There's no question that sleep is intricately tied to weight. How big a factor is it? Perpetual sleep deprivation can undermine weight loss efforts as significantly as adding a Big Mac to our regular daily diet. Research is so strong for the case for sufficient sleep as a weight loss aid that as a nutritionist I look at sleep as the third element in the trifecta of factors that impact our weight, right alongside diet and exercise. So it should be no surprise that sleep apnea – a condition where people stop breathing during sleep, as often as 30 times...
  • We need to eat less meat. Should the government step in?

    07/21/2016 9:15:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 21, 2016 | Laura Wellesley
    Meat consumption in the United States — and across much of the Western world — has reached a level that is unsustainable, both for our planet and for our health. We owe it to ourselves to make a change. Our politicians owe it to us to enable that change. The average American eats three times as much meat as experts deem healthy, the average European around twice as much. And the emerging economies are quickly catching up: by 2050, global consumption is expected to rise a further 76 percent. Excessive meat-eating is partly responsible for an epidemic of obesity —...
  • Your best diet might depend on your genetics

    07/16/2016 2:02:28 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07/13/16 | Genetics Society of America
    If you've ever seen a friend have good results from a diet but then not been able to match those results yourself, you may not be surprised by new findings in mice that show that diet response is highly individualized. "There is an overgeneralization of health benefits or risks tied to certain diets," said William Barrington, Ph.D., a researcher from North Carolina State University who conducted this work in the laboratory of David Threadgill, Ph.D., at Texas A&M University. "Our study showed that the impact of the diet is likely dependent on the genetic composition of the individual eating the...
  • 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....
  • US Marines To Accept Chubbier Women

    07/06/2016 7:13:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/6/16 | Tyler Durden
    In an effort to maintain the new status quo of cutting standards everywhere in the name of equality and "progress", the Marine Corps announced major changes over the Fourth of July holiday weekend regarding how much it will allow service members to weigh, and the biggest shift comes for women: going forward "larger" ladies will be allowed to defend the country while also standards used within the physical fitness test will also be relaxed. In a document released by USMC Fitness division, the new height and weight standard took effect on July 1, 2016 and is relaxing regulations to increase...
  • Red, white and boobs: American women boast the biggest breasts in the world

    06/29/2016 2:48:29 PM PDT · by keat · 153 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday June 29, 2016 | Nicole Lyn Pesce
    The U.S. is the breast country in the world. American women have the biggest boobs across the globe, with the average babe’s bosom measuring a D-cup (which would be an F in European sizes). The Journal of Female Health Sciences busted out this eye-raising new research after analyzing the volume of breast tissue in 342,000 women ages 28-30 in 108 different countries. They only surveyed ladies who were not pregnant or breastfeeding — and those whose boobs were not surgically enhanced — to get the most natural measurements. “Women born in the U.S.A have by far larger breasts than women...
  • Critics Are Calling Out Disney for Fat-Shaming Polynesians With ‘Moana’ Character

    06/29/2016 9:25:30 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29 | Jenna Birch
    Salesa calls Maui’s depiction “obese,” and thinks children might get the wrong message about their bodies. “The environment our kids grow up in and what they are exposed to have a role to play. Disney movies are very influential on our children. It is great that Moana is the lead. However, it is disappointing that Maui, one of our beloved historical ancestors from hundreds of years ago, who was a very strong man [and] a skilled navigator, is depicted to be so overweight in this kids’ movie.”
  • Governor to Obama in Food Stamp Fight: ‘Wake Up and Smell the Energy Drinks’

    06/27/2016 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage may have considered a proposal to prohibit food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy candy and sodas to be a sweet one, but the Obama administration disagrees. The friction between the Republican governor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reignited a debate after the Obama administration denied LePage’s request to put restrictions on what can be purchased with food stamps. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, LePage said: “It’s time for the federal government to wake up and smell the energy drinks.” In an interview with The Daily Signal, LePage’s health...
  • Don't make him angry... you won't like him when he's angry! The incredible Iranian 'Hulk'

    06/24/2016 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Callahan · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/23/16 | Sarah Dean
    A huge weightlifter has been dubbed the Iranian Hulk after astounding social media with his sheer physical size. Sajad Gharibi, 24, from Iran, is said to weigh almost 24 and a half stone and almost all of it is muscle. The giant man with a fierce expression has a following of over 59,000 followers on Instagram where he posts about what he does best - weightlifting.
  • Fewer low-income men are working

    06/19/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 15, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    Men have been disappearing from the workforce for decades. But a closer look at the data reveals that lower-income men account for much of the change -- and that reflects a big problem with the economy. Only 69% of these men, ages 25 to 54, are employed, according to new research from the Brookings Institution. That figure was 80% in 1980. Among middle class and upper-income men, 92% are working, down only slightly from 94% in 1980....
  • Clinton: I support women registering for the draft

    06/15/2016 2:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 15, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    Hillary Clinton supports a measure that would require women to register for the draft. The former secretary of state told the Huffington Post Wednesday that she is in favor of a legislative amendment that would for the first time compel women to register with the Selective Service System. That legislation passed the Senate Wednesday as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which cleared the upper chamber on a bipartisan, 85-13 vote. “I am on record as supporting the all-volunteer military, which I think at this time does serve our country well,” Clinton said. “And I am very committed to...
  • How big is too big? Some theme park riders fear small seats and the "walk of shame"

    05/11/2016 5:14:40 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 63 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | Brady McDonald
    Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has bedeviled many big and tall riders who discover at the last moment that their journey aboard the new attraction is indeed forbidden because they don’t fit in the “enchanted benches.” The uncomfortable scene is a familiar one to anybody who has ever visited a theme park: The overweight rider becomes increasingly embarrassed as the ride attendant pushes and shoves with all his might on the over-the-shoulder restraint that stubbornly refuses to click closed. Everybody waiting in line knows what comes next: the walk of shame. “The walk of shame is an embarrassing...
  • ‘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.”
  • Mexico Slapped a Big Tax on Sodas. What’s Happened Will Discourage Nanny Staters.

    05/04/2016 7:46:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 3, 2016 | Katrina Trinko
    Just a few months ago, Mexico looked like the poster country for soda tax advocates.“One of the world’s highest soda taxes appears to be working. After just one year, purchases of sugary drinks in Mexico are down 12 percent, a new study shows,” crowed the Bloomberg editorial board in January. “Public health authorities hailed the findings as the first hard evidence that a nationwide tax could spur behavioral changes that might help to chip away at high obesity rates,” reported The New York Times.But now new data shows a different outcome.While Mexico’s roughly 10 percent tax (or 1 peso per...
  • 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...
  • Study Shows Michelle O’s Anti-Obesity Campaign Is Failing To Make Kids Any Less Obese

    04/27/2016 2:59:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    It’s been more than six years since Michelle Obama kicked off her “Let’s Move!” initiative to fight against childhood obesity, and children are as overweight as ever before. That’s according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Obesity. A team led by Duke University scientist Asheley Skinner studied data from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and found that the percentage of overweight and obese children between 2 and 19 years old has increased across the board since 1999. That comes as bad news for the Obama administration, which has sought to force children to...
  • Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong

    04/19/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 90 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | April 19, 2016 | Margaret Wente
    When I was a kid, the milkman came right to our back door. He brought us bright glass bottles of rich whole milk and thick sweet cream. We drank a lot of milk. Nobody had heard of skim. On weekends my dad cooked up breakfasts of eggs fried in butter, piles of bacon, delicious German sausages. For dinner, we had big chunks of fatty meat every night. That was in the 1950s. Nobody was fat, except for one lone girl at school who everybody picked on. Most kids ate like horses and were skinny as rakes. Then the experts came...
  • 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
  • From Obese to Bikini Model: 230lb woman reveals how she lost 1/2 her weight W/out surgery (Exercise)

    04/06/2016 12:22:16 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 55 replies
    Detroit Newstime ^ | 04-06-2016 | Phoebe Jackson
    'I began with small steps, I didn't actually change the way I ate until fairly far into my fitness journey.'I guess you could say I hit a plateau - so I started to change the way I ate.'I watched my portions and ate more fruits and veggies, less packaged food more whole food.'She reached 115lb then hired a coach to help to weight train to sculpt her figure and entered her first fitness competition in 2014.She admitted being nervous the first time she stepped on stage but praised her coaches who helped prepare her.'I truly enjoyed the process. I was...
  • The World May Have Too Much Food (More people are obese than underweight)

    04/02/2016 1:45:54 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | March 31, 2016 | John Tozzi
    The past 40 years have seen an unprecedented increase in the number of obese adults worldwide, climbing to about 640 million from 105 million in 1975. If the current trend continues, about one-fifth of adults will be obese by 2025. The rate has more than doubled for women and tripled for men, according to a new analysis published in the Lancet. Under the present trajectory, the chance of meeting a goal set by the World Health Organization to halt the increase over the next decade is, according to the study, “virtually zero.” Behind the global spike is greater access to...
  • Navy eases body fat standards in effort to retain sailors

    03/14/2016 12:54:56 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 59 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Posted March 14, 2016, | Michael Cochrane
    Navy Petty Officer Lentoyi White, 26, feared she’d be dismissed from the service after twice failing the Navy’s body composition assessment (BCA), which measures body fat percentage. But in January, the Navy loosened its body fat restrictions for both men and women, giving White and thousands of other sailors another chance to stay in the Navy. “I am very grateful for a second chance with this new policy,” said White, a single mother with a 5-year-old daughter. White has gone from 212 pounds to 188 and is optimistic she’ll pass this spring under the new standards. Under the Navy’s previous...
  • Sailors face more lenient body fat rules

    03/05/2016 11:56:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2016 1:20 PM EST | Julie Watson
    The Navy is giving another chance to thousands of sailors who otherwise would be kicked out for repeatedly failing their physical fitness tests because they exceeded body fat limits. The service branch loosened its body fat restrictions in January and is allowing those who failed their exams three or more times to get one more opportunity to be tested this spring under the more lenient guidelines. The Navy said it has been losing too many talented sailors. Some were resorting to liposuction, diet pills and other measures to save their careers. The Navy allowed about 2,400 sailors who passed a...
  • 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...
  • AP NEWSBREAK: SCALIA SUFFERED FROM MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS

    02/23/2016 2:26:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 | DAVID WARREN
    DALLAS (AP) -- A letter from the Supreme Court's doctor says Antonin Scalia suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to the justice's sudden death. Presidio County District Attorney Rod Ponton cited the letter Tuesday, when he told The Associated Press there was nothing suspicious about the Feb. 13 death of the 79-year-old jurist. He said the long list of health problems made an autopsy unnecessary.
  • Airbus designs 'obese' seats to help airlines deal with the growth of big-bellied passengers

    02/21/2016 7:15:09 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 38 replies
    The Mirror ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Owen Hughes, Rachel Bishop
    Airbus has created a new seating plan that could help airlines deal with the growing number of obese passengers. A patent for a “Re-Configurable Passenger Bench Seat” has been submitted by the aircraft manufacturer that would see planes able to accommodate all shapes and sizes with adjustable chairs and seatbelts, writes the Daily Record . Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, and, according to the National Obesity Forum, one in four Brits can now be considered obese. The obesity crisis has been a hot topic in the flight industry, with some smaller airlines charging passengers by their weight and...
  • Why Amy Schumer Is So Popular

    02/16/2016 8:09:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Captain Capitalism ^ | February 15, 2016 | Captain Capitalism
    It was 2013 and I was road tripping out in the American south west. I was lucky enough to get a car with Sirius satellite radio which meant even in the most remote locales of the country I was able to listen to pretty much whatever I wanted. So there I was, in Canyonlands National Park, far far away from the only civilization in Moab, when a hilarious comedian by the name of Amy Schumer came on the air. She was funny. She was hilarious. She made my trip all that much enjoyable. And I took a note in my...
  • Ashley Graham Makes History as the First Size-16 Model to Cover Sports Illustrated

    02/13/2016 9:26:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 96 replies
    For this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, beauty isn’t measured by pounds or kilograms; it’s defined by Ashley Graham. The model just made history, becoming the first-ever size-16 body activist model to grace the cover of the magazine. And she almost started her celebration with a wardrobe malfunction.
  • BMI mislabels 54 million Americans as 'overweight' or 'obese,' study says

    02/06/2016 3:50:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    L A Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | amina khan
    Good news for some in the high-BMI crowd: A new study from UCLA finds that some 54 million Americans who are labeled as obese or overweight according to their body mass index are, when you take a closer look, actually healthy. The findings, published in the International Journal of Obesity, reveal that employers could potentially saddle people with unfairly high health insurance costs based on a deeply flawed measure of actual health. ... Body mass index is calculated by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the square of the person's height in meters. According to the Centers for Disease...
  • 'BMI is a waste of time': Measurement is WRONGLY branding millions of fat people unhealthy (tr)…

    02/04/2016 11:33:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:17 EST, 4 February 2016 | Anna Hodgekiss
    The use of Body Mass Index to assess a person's health has led to millions of people incorrectly being labeled overweight or obese, researchers claim. The measurement has been used by doctors for more than 150 years, but has come under increasing criticism for being a flawed marker of health. [...] Now, however, Californian researchers claim their research will be will be 'the final nail in the coffin for BMI'. [...] This revealed almost half of Americans who are labeled 'overweight' by virtue of their BMIs (47.4 percent, or 34.4 million people) are healthy, as are 19.8 million who are...
  • California Is Leading From Behind

    12/31/2015 6:52:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    California has given us three new truths about government. One, the higher that taxes rise, the worst state services become. Two, the worse a natural disaster hits, the more the state contributes to its havoc. And three, the more existential the problem, the more the state ignores it. California somehow has managed to have the fourth-highest gas taxes in the nation, yet its roads are rated 44th among the 50 states. Nearly 70 percent of California roads are considered to be in poor or mediocre condition by the state Senate. In response, the state Legislature naturally wants to raise gas...
  • Up next: a minimum age for kids buying soda

    12/18/2015 12:35:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Having solved all other problems plaguing our society, New York Times opinion author (and food journalist) Mark Bittman has his eye on the big prize. Taking a page from Michael Bloomberg’s big government playbook, Mark is looking for a new way stop people from drinking soda. Since efforts to ban sales of any sort fell flat in the courts (pun intended) the author is looking for more of a generational change, and the way to do that is to stop kids from getting in the habit of drinking the sugary beverages at an early age. How do we do that?...
  • Food hunger in America: More Hype than Reality. Why?

    11/22/2015 4:37:42 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 55 replies
    daniel1212 ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | daniel1212
    Food hunger in America: More Hype than Reality. Why?He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. (Proverbs 12:17)We see often such claims in the media such as that "millions in people here in American could be staring at an empty plate," "49 million people [approx. 1 out of 6 in American]...face hunger," "millions of Americans go to bed hungry," "1 in 7 people struggles with hunger in the US," (Feeding America) or "1 in 6 people in America faces hunger every day," (https://www.dosomething.org) or "50 million Americans—including 1 out of every 4 children—do not know where...
  • Obesity is a National Security Issue: Lieutenant General Mark Hertling at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012

    11/19/2015 12:11:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 6, 2012 | TEDx Talks
    Obesity is a National Security Issue: Lieutenant General Mark Hertling at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 Lieutenant General Mark Phillip Hertling, is the Commanding General, US Army Europe and Seventh Army. In that role, he is the commander of the approximately 42,000 U.S. Army forces assigned to Europe, and he is the Army Component Commander of U.S. European Command. While Hertling's primary role is training U.S. Army soldiers and units for Contingency and Full Spectrum Operations, he is also responsible for Theater Security Cooperation and Building Partner Capacity with the 51 allied nations that are part of the European area of operation.
  • 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...
  • CDC: Obesity Still Rising in US, Women Overtake Men

    11/12/2015 7:42:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation's alarming, decades-long rise in obesity had leveled off. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the obesity rate has climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier.
  • 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.
  • Junk Food Isn't the Cause of Obesity Epidemic: Study

    11/05/2015 7:47:24 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 5,2015
    Despite their bad reputation, junk food, fast food and soda aren't the root cause of America's obesity epidemic, Cornell University researchers contend. While these sugary and salt-laden foods may not be good for your health, the scientists found no significant difference in how much of these foods either overweight or normal weight people consumed. The real problem, according to the researchers: too many Americans eat too much. "These are foods that are clearly bad for you and if you eat too much of them they will make you fat, but it doesn't appear to be the main driver that is...
  • Feds Spend $1.1 Million Studying the ‘Freshman 15’

    10/22/2015 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $1.1 million studying the “freshman 15,” trying to determine whether friends influence their college peers to eat more.Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) highlighted the project as an example of wasteful spending, calling out the agency for studying a myth invented by Seventeen magazine.“The ‘freshman 15’ is an old legend around college campuses; the idea that new college students, away from home and confronted with a campus food service smorgasbord tend to put on a few extra pounds,” Paul’s latest edition of “The Waste Report” reads. “Well the National Institutes for Health...
  • Report: U.S most obese in the world, fattest kids by a mile, tops for poor teen health

    10/13/2015 11:33:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/13/15 2:16 PM | By Paul Bedard
    The United States is home to the most obese population in the Americas, Asia and Europe, has the fattest kids by a wide margin and is tops in poor health for teenagers, according to the latest measure of well-being from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In its "How's Life 2015?" report released Tuesday, the United States is also among the nations with underperforming students and second in murders and assaults. But the U.S. shines when it comes to personal wealth and even the number of rooms in our homes, said the organization that charts the personal and economic...
  • Paul Prudhomme Has Died

    10/08/2015 9:14:04 AM PDT · by ClearBlueSky · 64 replies
    WWL radio | 10/8/2015 | Clear Blue Sky
    Cajun Chef's death announced