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  • 530 Fatties Facebook Page Targeted Overweight, Obese Yuba-Sutter Residents

    07/22/2014 1:56:02 PM PDT · by bornred · 45 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | July 21, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    YUBA CITY (CBS13) — A Facebook page created to criticize people about their weight is generating controversy in the Yuba-Sutter region. 530 Fatties appears to be created by someone who lives within the local 530 area code, and featured photos of overweight or obese people in public without their permission. With those photos are words mocking the subjects’ weight. The page was taken down at some point on Monday after CBS13 began looking into it after several people reached out to us. Jessi Lynn Howell, 18, is still mortified after discovering a picture of herself posted on 530 Fatties.
  • Obesity could qualify as disability, says EU court

    07/17/2014 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.07.14 @ 13:15 | Honor Mahony
    Obesity may be considered a disability if it affects how a person does their job and so could fall under EU rules banning discrimination in the workplace, the EU’s top court said Thursday (17 July) in an opinion set to be closely studied by employers. "Morbid obesity may come within the meaning of ‘disability’ if it is of such a degree as to hinder full participation in professional life on an equal footing with other employees,” said advocate general Niilo Jaaskinen. The case arrived at the European Court of Justice after Karsten Kaltoft, a child-minder Denmark, claimed he unfairly lost...
  • Could being overweight benefit our health?

    07/17/2014 3:51:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | July 17, 2014 | Honor Whiteman
    Two new studies suggest that being overweight may actually protect against death from cardiovascular causes. For the first study, led by Dr. Abhishek Sharma, a cardiology fellow at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 36 studies that looked at the outcomes of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who underwent coronary revascularization procedures, including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). they found that patients with the lowest cardiovascular mortality risk were those who were overweight - a BMI of 25-30 kg/m2. In addition, patients who...
  • Wheat Gluten Confirmed to Promote Weight Gain

    07/12/2014 4:11:32 PM PDT · by Renfield · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 7-10-2014 | Sayer Ji
    New research confirms some of the basic tenets of the Wheat Belly, a book by Dr. William Davis, which argues that wheat avoidance results in healthy weight loss.Published in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry this month, and titled “Gluten-free diet reduces adiposity, inflammation and insulin resistance associated with the induction of PPAR-alpha and PPAR-gamma expression,” researchers compared the effects of a gluten-based diet to a gluten-free diet in mice.Researchers Noted Gluten exclusion (protein complex present in many cereals) has been proposed as an option for the prevention of diseases other than coeliac disease. However, the effects of gluten-free diets on obesity...
  • Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

    07/07/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 2013 December 05 | Sci-News
    Scientists led by Dr David Fairlie from the University of Queensland, Australia, have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans. PAR2 is also increased on the surfaces of human immune cells by common fatty acids in the diet. When obese rats on a diet high in sugar and fat were given a new oral drug that binds to PAR2, the inflammation-causing properties of this protein were blocked, as were other effects of the high-fat and high-sugar diet, including obesity itself. "This important new finding links obesity and...
  • The best way to lose weight? A diet filled with protein: Eating fish, eggs and meat every day

    07/04/2014 10:05:04 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/03/2014 | Lucy Crossley
    Those with a diet low in protein likely to gorge on carbohydrates and fat Proportion of protein in Western diets has dropped - which could account for obesity levels Poeple must eat enough protein to satisfy appetites, scientists say Protein is essential for the healthy growth and repair of body tissues Over the past 60 years the proportion of protein in Western diets has dropped, and researchers suggest this could account for soaring levels of obesity.
  • Rex Reed: Melissa McCarthy Gives ‘Tammy’ Her All, but It’s Nowhere Near Enough

    07/04/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    New York Observer ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rex Reed
    The good news is that Tammy is not a crappy remake of the 1957 Tammy movie with Debbie Reynolds that spawned three sequels and a TV comedy series. The bad news is that this one is much worse. It’s a desperate and brainless vehicle for Melissa McCarthy, which she wrote herself, with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directed, with all the efficiency and verve of an abandoned Volkswagen on the Jersey Turnpike. There isn’t a single shred of evidence that either of them has one iota of talent in the world of filmmaking. Tammy is not just a celebration...
  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to “Help”

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with “food deserts.”
  • Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military

    07/03/2014 5:46:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 27, 2014 | Miriam Jordan
    U.S. News Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn't Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says By Miriam Jordan June 27, 2014 More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones. The military deems many youngsters ineligible due to obesity, lack of a high-school diploma, felony convictions and prescription-drug use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But others are now also running afoul of standards for appearance amid the...
  • Pentagon: Young Adults Too Fat, Tattooed, Uneducated for Military

    06/29/2014 4:12:47 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 92 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 28, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The American military is facing a serious personnel issue: More than two-thirds of today's youth are too uneducated, have behavior issues, and are not physically fit enough for service. "We're trying to make decision makers see this is a national-security matter — and they need to prioritize it," retired Maj. Gen. Allen Youngman told The Wall Street Journal.
  • Obesity-related disease trigger found, says UCSD team

    06/24/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | June 13, 2014 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are triggered by a lack of oxygen in adipose cells, according to a study led by UC San Diego researchers. An excess of fatty acids causes an increase in oxygen consumption, which outstrips the supply, triggering hypoxia, the study found. This leads to inflammation in the adipose cells, which in turn leads to insulin resistance, obesity and related diseases. And that's the short version. The full chain of events is even more complicated. The study, performed in mice, points to possible therapies in people, said researchers led by Dr. Jerrold...
  • Woman Eats for 100 People Every Day… Weighs Only 48kg (100lbs)

    06/21/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    South Korea’s current fetish with ‘watching people eat’, or ‘dinner porn’ as the crazy is now known has uncovered a new star. The dinner porn craze involves no sex of course, but simply watching other people eat – online, on TV, wherever. According to a report on asiaone.com, quoting Elite Daily, Tae Ryun Huh is the new and emerging Korean sensation. No just because she eats, but because of how much she eats. And then this amazing fact – the school worker weighs 48kg. Tae Ryun Huh invited TV cameras to watch her eat and the South Korean show discovered...
  • Hospitals buy special fridges to store overweight bodies as obesity crisis escalates (UK)

    06/16/2014 2:21:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:04PM BST 15 Jun 2014 | Claire Carter
    Britain’s obesity crisis is so serious that hospitals are buying specialist equipment to keep bodies cool because they are too large to fit into mortuary fridges. Hospitals are also having to widen corridors, buy reinforced beds and lifting equipment in order to cope with the growing numbers of obese patients coming though their doors. Figures obtained by The Telegraph show that hospitals have spent at least Ł5.5 million over the past three years to adapt allow them to treat larger patients. Experts now warn the cost of treating overweight and obese patients could rise to at least Ł10 million a...
  • JOHNSON: Obesity ‘epidemic’: It’s no big, fat deal

    06/15/2014 7:34:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Drew Johnson
    A British medical journal announced a finding last month that might be the best news in the history of the world: Nearly one out of three people in the world is overweight. Members of the media responded to this thrilling discovery by lamenting the globe’s growing waistline. Pundits rushed to condemn widespread access to inexpensive food. Everyone seemed so excited to attack obesity that no one noticed the report’s incredible story of human achievement and hope. Throughout history, malnutrition and hunger-related health issues have killed more people than any other cause. Over the course of the past half-century, however, the...
  • Study: Michelle Obama anti-fat group treats obese as 'idiots'

    06/11/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2014 | Paul Bedard (Washington Secrets)
    Two major national anti-obesity campaigns supported by first lady Michelle Obama and former President Clinton treat overweight Americans as “idiots” too dumb to figure out what's good for them, according to a new academic study.Worse, said the study from a George Washington University professor, the Obama-backed Partnership for a Healthier America and Clinton supported Alliance for a Healthier Generation blame consumers and not the makers of unhealthy food for the obesity epidemic.“I found that these organizations might more appropriately be called the ‘Partnership for a Healthier Bottom Line,' ” said associate sociologist professor Ivy Ken in the influential academic journal...
  • Study: Banning Soda From Food Stamp Purchases Could Curb Obesity and Diabetes Rates

    06/10/2014 12:04:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    A new study by researchers at Stanford University is suggesting that making soda and other sugary drinks ineligible for purchase with SNAP funds could result in nearly a quarter million fewer diabetes cases in adults, and over 140,000 fewer obese children.
  • Plus-Size Models Reimagine the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover

    06/03/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 75 replies
    Yahoo Shine ^ | 06/03/2014 | By Lilit Marcus
    Eariler this year, models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen went topless for the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But when three plus-size models, including supermodel Robyn Lawley, did a tongue-in-cheek recreation of the photo, it wasn't a satire – it was a way to show how women of all sizes can be sexy and confident in swimwear.
  • The real reason the French don’t get fat (Tasty Food)

    06/01/2014 5:45:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 104 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Timothy Bond
    Last month, I ate a strawberry. The taste exploded in my mouth as my throat was bathed in rich juices. The meat of the berry was soft and succulent. I was in France. Last week, I ate another strawberry. There was a slight reddish flavour, which combatted the petroleum essence of the packaging. The meat of the berry was corky, dry and flavourless. I was in Canada.
  • Michelle Obama Vows Veto of Changes to School Lunch Menus

    05/30/2014 4:30:46 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 35 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2014 | John Semmens
    First Lady Michelle Obama says she will "veto" any effort by Republicans in Congress to grant local school districts discretion to deviate from her prescribed "healthy fare" food choices. "Obesity is a serious health threat and I have worked too long and hard to allow the gains I have achieved to be undermined by people suffering from nutritional ignorance," she declared. School districts have sought freedom to diverge from the First Lady's program because many of their students refuse to eat what is served. Nonetheless, Michelle sees no reason to yield or compromise. "Even if it is true that some...
  • The Campaign for Junk Food: Michelle Obama on Attempts to Roll Back Healthy Reforms

    05/29/2014 12:11:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | Michelle Obama
    WHEN we began our Let’s Move! initiative four years ago, we set one simple but ambitious goal: to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthy. To achieve this goal, we have adhered to one clear standard: what works. The initiatives we undertake are evidence-based, and we rely on the most current science. Research indicated that kids needed less sugar, salt and fat in their diets, so we revamped school lunch menus accordingly. When data showed that the lack of nearby grocery stores negatively affected people’s eating habits, we worked...
  • 15% of the world’s obese population lives in India and China

    05/29/2014 10:19:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    LiveMint ^ | 05/29/2014 | Nikita Mehta
    New Delhi: One of every three people, or almost 2.1 billion of the world’s population is either obese or overweight, according to the Global Burden of Disease study published in Lancet medical journal on Thursday which analyses data from 188 countries between 1990 and 2013. Almost 37% of the world’s men are overweight or obese, up from 29% in 1980. And almost 38% of the world’s women are, up from 30% in 1980. According to the study, 13% of the obese people in the world are in the US and 15% in China and India — an indication of how...
  • Why are British girls so fat?

    05/29/2014 8:50:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/29 | Louisa Peacock
    British women are officially the fattest in Europe. Well, hoorah for us. Of all the labels we could have picked up – the drunkest, the laziest, the most promiscuous – this one can't be that bad, can it? And what about those people who actually choose to be fat? A growing group of overweight activists claim it's OK and healthy to be overweight. Fat activism, as they call it – yes that's a thing now – is about recognising that all bodies are fine. Nowadays, the 'fat movement' is all about challenging prejudices. Except, we should be worried. Accepting obesity...
  • Everyone hates Michelle Obama’s school lunches because Republicans

    05/28/2014 6:05:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 27, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    There’s a hashtag filled with colorful commentary and color pictures of the devastation Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch initiative has wrought on the plastic platters of America’s school children. There’s a GAO report showing participation in the school lunch program down more than 1 million students— the first such decline in years— while costs are up and the actual nutritional value of these allegedly improved meals remains in question. But none of this requires reevaluation. The real problem with Michelle Obama’s crusade and a top-down, inflexible federal mandate for students of varying sizes and tastes is that Republicans are pointing...
  • Only in NY – School hands 66 lb girl note saying she’s fat

    05/25/2014 11:21:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Tales from the Nanny State continue to the amazement of nobody, I’m sure. In a story coming from (where else…) New York City, the wise school officials, ever concerned about the health and future of their students, decided to check out what each of the kids weighs, matching the results against some Body Mass Index chart. Upon noting that many of the children failed to pass muster, they decided to inform the parents… by handing the kids notes to take home. What could possibly go wrong? A New York City mom was fit to be tied Wednesday after her...
  • Should the Government Slap Tobacco-Style Regulations on Fatty Foods?

    05/20/2014 12:13:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 19, 2014 | Clara Ritger
    If the government wants to make progress in lowering obesity rates, it needs to start regulating fatty foods much the way it does tobacco. That's the recommendation from a pair of international health organizations pushing policies it says would answer the obesity epidemic. Specifically, the groups recommend that the government control the way the food and beverage industry advertises, to ensure companies aren't implying unhealthy food is good for children and adults. Additionally, they advise governments to require statements on food packaging about how high or low the content of salt, saturated fat, and sugar is in relation to dietary...
  • Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

    05/01/2014 3:12:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Dec 5, 2013 | NA
    Scientists led by Dr David Fairlie from the University of Queensland, Australia, have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans. PAR2 is also increased on the surfaces of human immune cells by common fatty acids in the diet. When obese rats on a diet high in sugar and fat were given a new oral drug that binds to PAR2, the inflammation-causing properties of this protein were blocked, as were other effects of the high-fat and high-sugar diet, including obesity itself.Zucker Rat, a pet rat that has developed...
  • PETA “Hopping Mad” About White House’s Easter Egg Hunt

    04/28/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 26, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Some people are saying that this time, PETA’s lost all credibility. They’ve crossed the line. I’d ask when PETA ever had any credibility? It is not possible to take them seriously. They have to pretend that they’re outraged by animal abuse so that they can raise lots of money from rich and flaky Hollywood liberals. Their latest attack is on the White House for using real eggs in their Easter egg hunt:
  • Federal dietary guidelines bring new nanny-state concerns

    04/14/2014 9:24:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Doug McKelway
    New federal dietary guidelines are due to come out next year, and critics say early drafts suggest they may represent a new nanny-state intrusion – calling for Internet-based "weigh-ins" and government text messages to overweight people meant to help them shed the pounds. Critics also fear the guidelines, which are subject to revision every five years, may go well beyond nutrition to address the planet’s health, too. At a March 14 meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, committee member Miriam Nelson of Tufts University said: "The question that we're spending the most time on right now is really, what...
  • ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts

    04/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Maggie Thurber (watchdog.org)
    Candy, chips and a helping of ObamaCare. It's already disrupted the health-care marketplace. Now, the Affordable Care Act is infiltrating vending machines. Yep, a provision in the Affordable Care Act requires vending machines to display the calorie content of all food items. The FDA finalized the regulations April 3. If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice. Or so the thinking goes.
  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' takes over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again

    04/09/2014 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama's fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn.“The day's activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the first lady's Let's Move! initiative,” said the White House of their sixth roll, titled “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”In the past, administrations have given differing themes for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Former President George W. Bush,...
  • ‘Fat Texts’ and ‘Fart Regulation’ Coming to You from the Nanny State

    04/09/2014 7:40:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | April 8, 2014 | Common Constitutionalist
    Although it’s been going on for years, it seems lately there is an all-out assault by the nanny government to crack down on our liberties. Nowadays, when the people say no, our rulers just do the old end around, or sleight-of-hand. They cause us to concentrate on one thing while they regulate behind our backs. Lately it seems that even this tactic has changed and the Nanny State has begun to attack us from all sides. Take this global warming nonsense. With every passing year, the people are coming to realize what a hoax it has been. Every poll conducted...
  • Mortality risk from obesity is much higher than previously thought

    04/09/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 11 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-09 | Dr. Harold Mandell
    There has been a growing awareness of the evolving obesity epidemic. It appears that more people than ever are overweight or obese. This problem seems to be primarily associated with poor diets and sedentary lifestyles. It has been known for awhile that being overweight or obese is associated with increased mortality. A new study shows that the mortality risks from such weight problems are worse than previously thought. It has been observed that the high prevalence of disease and associated weight loss which occurs at older ages decreases the validity of prospective cohort studies aimed at examining the association which...
  • White House pastry chef resigns: ‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’

    03/18/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses is resigning after First Lady Michelle Obama fundamentally changed his job duties to focus on healthier food. Yosses is leaving the White House in June to work on a new project focusing on “food literacy” and The New York Times says Michelle is “partly to blame.” The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007 to make his trademark cookie plates and sugar sculptures. Mrs. Obama took over in 2009 and ordered Yosses to make healthier plates in smaller portions. Yosses began replacing butter with fruit puree and sugar with honey...
  • Michelle Obama’s “Success” In Reducing Childhood Obesity Never Happened

    03/19/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mark Horne
    If you were reading me in January, you might remember how shocked I was by a claim (one of many false claims) that President Barack Obama made in his state of the union speech. I wrote, “If The President Can Credit Michelle Obama With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything.”
  • Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved'

    03/18/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved' March 17, 2014 - 9:13 AM By Eric Scheiner (CNSNews.com) - If a college student dressed up as a giant bunch of grapes jumped out of the shadows and told you to "get fruved," what could you possibly say? The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is getting more than $4.8 million taxpayer dollars to develop a healthy-eating campaign that has students -- dressed up as fruits and vegetables -- cavorting in the hallways of higher education. Getting "fruved" means you're eating your FRUits and VEgetables. Get it? The USDA’s National Institute of Food...
  • Cause of Obesity Exposed: You May See “Fat” But All I Can See is Racism. Everywhere.

    03/14/2014 7:00:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-14-2014 | MOTUS
    What if we’ve been wasting our time all these years? What if Lady M’s obsession with healthy eating: And her seemingly endless tireless appearances to promote Let’s Move!  in order to ensure No Child’s Fat Behind! were all just misguided efforts? What if little black girls grow up to be obese not because of what they eat or what physical exercise they do or don’t do? What if obesity isn’t related to healthy living at all, what if it’s actually caused by…racism? That’s right; racism. That’s how things are shaping up. You see, ever since Boston University got funding in...
  • Bitter study: Soda taxes don't cut obesity, drive people to other sugars

    03/13/2014 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 13, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    A new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation casts "serious doubt" on efforts by nanny state legislators to curb obesity through tax increases on sweet sodas and energy drinks, finding in some cases that people simply shift to other sweets — and gain weight."Our results cast serious doubt on the assumptions that proponents of large soda taxes make on its likely impacts on population weight," said the report from three health economic experts. "Together with evidence of important substitution patterns in response to soda taxes that offset any caloric reductions in soda consumption, our results suggest that fundamental...
  • Climate Extremists Will Help Write the New Food Nutrition Guidelines

    03/11/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | March 10, 2014 | Sara Noble
    There is no area of our lives over which the government will not seek control. Take the latest example. Obama is reaching far beyond publishing new food nutrition guidelines or insisting on calorie counts in fast food restaurants, he is intent on allowing global warming alarmists and other extremist groups to co-opt them as well. In an article entitled, “Obama administration pollutes guidelines for healthy eating with unhealthy ideologies,” published Sunday by the Washington Examiner, National Center Senior Fellow and Risk Analysis Division Director Jeff Stier says environmental activists within the U.S. government plan to change the nation’s dietary guidelines...
  • 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...
  • America’s war on obesity is an assault on our liberty

    03/10/2014 1:22:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | March 7, 2014 | Christopher Caldwell
    Tolerance for regulation is growing even though we know little about its effectiveness. There is a glimmer of hope for the fat countries of the world – for Mexico, which has recently outstripped the US as the most overweight population in the Americas, and for Britain and Hungary, which vie for the title of Europe’s most obese nation. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a steep drop in obesity among US toddlers. While a seventh (14 per cent) of children aged two to five had a very high body mass index a decade ago,...
  • World Health Organisation advises halving sugar intake

    03/06/2014 12:11:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2014 | Edward Malnick
    The daily allowance for a person's sugar intake should be halved to six teaspoons, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Draft guidance published by the international body advises a dramatic reduction in sugar consumption to help avoid mounting health problems including obesity and tooth decay. The WHO is proposing to retain its current formal recommendation that no more than 10 per cent of an individual's calories should come from sugar – the equivalent of 12 "level" teaspoons a day for the average adult. However, its draft guidelines state that a further reduction to 5 per cent "would have additional...
  • Supersize Me

    02/27/2014 10:37:11 AM PST · by iowamark · 62 replies
    Pulse Magazine ^ | 22 November 2013 | Edward Thompson
    Donald is large. Very large. At more than 600 pounds, he is a mountain of flesh with a small opening at the top through which he speaks. "My stomach hurts," he says, his voice surprisingly high and childlike. It is 10:00 pm in the emergency room, and I am already swamped with patients I'm trying to move through the ER before my shift is over. Asked if he's ever felt this kind of pain before, Donald says, "No, never. At least, not like this." "Well, what'd you expect?" the unit secretary mutters, only half to herself. Donald is in his...
  • To keep away belly fat, choose your dietary fats carefully: study

    02/24/2014 5:03:25 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 24, 2014 | Relaxnews
    Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have performed the first study on humans that demonstrates how food's fat composition determines where fat will be stored in the body. Findings of the small, preliminary study suggest that polyunsaturated fat -- found in olive oil, nuts and seeds and oily fish-- seems to keep fat away from the abdomen and liver. Published in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes, the study focused on 39 young, healthy adult men and women, all of whom ate an extra 750 calories per day for seven weeks. Extra calories were consumed via high-fat muffins baked by...
  • Loneliness is deadlier than obesity among elderly people, warns study

    02/17/2014 8:51:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Tech Times ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Rhodilee Jean Dolor,
    Obesity comes with a number of life threatening risks. The condition, for instance, is linked to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even cancer. However, loneliness is a more threatening killer than obesity, at least among elderly people. The researchers also found that extreme loneliness increases an older person's risks of early death by 14 percent which means that loneliness has a double the impact on early death as obesity. Cacioppo explained that chronic loneliness is associated with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which raises risks of strokes and heart attacks. It is also linked with high blood pressure and...
  • Health groups call on fast-food to drop soda from kids' menu

    02/04/2014 6:13:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 3, 2014 | UPI
    Health organizations and U.S. nutrition experts say they are calling on fast-food restaurant chains to take sugary drinks off their children's menus. Margo G. Wootan, nutrition policy director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said McDonald's agreed to drop soda and sugary drinks from Happy Meal menus last year, and 100 U.S. and local health organizations along with nutritional experts said in a letter to Wendy's, Burger King and 21 other restaurant chains that they too should remove the items from their children's menus. Subway, Chipotle, Arby's and Panera already exclude sugary drinks from kids' meals. "With...
  • In rural Georgia, federal health insurance marketplace proves unaffordable to many

    02/03/2014 10:41:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Health & Science Section ^ | February 1, 2014 | Jordan Rau
    ALBANY, Ga. — If Lee Mullins lived in Pittsburgh, he could buy mid-level health coverage for his family for $940 a month. If he lived in Beverly Hills, he would pay $1,405. But Mullins, who builds custom swimming pools, lives in southwest Georgia. Here, a similar health plan for his family of four costs $2,654 a month. This largely agrarian pocket of Georgia, where peanuts and pecans are major crops and hunters bag alligators up to 10 feet long, is one of the most expensive places in the nation to buy health insurance through the new online marketplaces created by...
  • Lack of regulation of fast food fueling obesity epidemic, study says

    02/03/2014 11:14:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 3, 2014 | Reuters
    <p>Governments could slow or even reverse the growing obesity epidemic if they introduced more regulation into the global market for fast foods such as burgers, chips and fizzy drinks, researchers said on Monday.</p> <p>A study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that if governments took firmer action, they could start to prevent people becoming overweight and obese - conditions with serious long-term consequences such as diabetes, heart diseases and cancer.</p>
  • If Obama Can Credit Michelle With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

    01/29/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me.But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,...
  • Who is responsible for the rise in obesity?

    01/25/2014 8:05:47 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 99 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-01-24 | Dr. Harold Mandell
    The catastrophic rise in obesity across the United States and worldwide has been making headlines. Obesity is associated with a myriad of physical and emotional problems which can be life threatening. It appears modern lifestyles with too much junk food and not enough exercise are largely to blame, and yet who is actually responsible for things going this far wherein the overall health of the entire human species is at risk from obesity? Researchers sought to determine who it is the public perceives of as being most responsible for the rise in obesity, reported the journal Appetite. The researchers also...
  • Laura Bush: Let’s talk about the ‘First Gentleman’s’ weight (Barbara goes off on fat people)

    01/18/2014 4:38:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Washington Post's The Reliable Source ^ | January 17, 2014 | Emily Heil
    <p>Laura Bush can’t wait to turn the tables on the first man to occupy the position she held as the spouse of a president. “Maybe we should be that way about the First Gentleman, also, and really critique the way they look all the time,” she said in an interview with C-SPAN, referring to the scrutiny so often heaped on first spouses — who have all been women....</p>