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  • The Marines are Looking for a Few Fat Millennials

    07/08/2016 10:07:21 PM PDT · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 8, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    You are witnessing history. You are watching the death of one of the greatest fighting forces in the long history of this planet. You are a spectator with a fifty yard line seat as the complete and utter destruction of the United States Marine Corps takes place. It has been seven months since Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, with the blessing of White House social engineers, decided to lift the ban on women serving in the combat arms (infantry, armor, armored cavalry, artillery) and special operations (Marine Recon, Marine Raiders, the Green Berets, the Rangers, Delta Force and the SEALs)....
  • Shouts of ‘liar’ are taking their toll on Ted Cruz’s campaign

    02/24/2016 5:49:38 AM PST · by detective · 119 replies
    MSN News ^ | FEB. 24, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    Ted Cruz's presidential bid is in turmoil after repeated allegations of unsavory campaign tactics by his Republican rivals, leading some key supporters to call for a shake-up in the candidate's message and strategy a week ahead of the crucial Super Tuesday primaries. Aides and allies of the insurgent senator from Texas acknowledged in interviews this week that the campaign has been damaged by attacks on Cruz's integrity from Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. They have pointed to a series of questionable tactics by the Cruz camp, including calls to voters suggesting that candidate Ben Carson was dropping out and the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Age 50 and 100 pounds Overweight - It's Time to Lose

    11/07/2013 12:26:53 PM PST · by InHisService · 92 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 11-7-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    How do people let themselves get to be 100 pounds overweight? I suppose for everyone the story is a little different; heres mine. First, before delving into the years of weight gain, I realized recently I was in denial about my weight and just how heavy I was. At 270 pounds, it just wasnt sinking in that I was a hundred pounds overweight. It was after seeing recent pictures of myself that I realized just how heavy I was. Im fairly tall, at 59. Ive always carried my weight pretty well. Im top heavy, so that accounts for some of...
  • Woman hands out letters, not candy to overweight children

    10/30/2013 12:42:36 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 30, 2013
    Dakota woman said shes not planning on handing out candy to children she believes are moderately obese. Instead shes giving them letters. The womans plan to take childhood obesity in her own hands is sparking much controversy after she called into a Fargo, N.D. radio station early Tuesday morning. "I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight," a woman only known as Cheryl said. "I think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just because all the other kids are doing it.""I'm contributing to their...
  • Brooklyn Man Sues Former Employer for Weight Discrimination

    06/23/2013 10:12:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 22, 2013 6:07am | Alana Abramson
    A Brooklyn man has sued his former employer for firing him because of his weight, court documents show. A lawsuit, filed June 19 in the Kings County Supreme Court, maintains that Jerry Greenberg, the owner of the art framing store Frame it in Brooklyn Inc., withdrew an offer of employment to Seth Bogdanove because he was too overweight. Bogdanove worked at Frame it in Brooklyn from 1994 to 2008, according to court documents. He told ABC News that he did not want to discuss why he left the store, but emphasized that his decision had nothing to do with medical...
  • The big fat truth - More and more studies show that being overweight does not always shorten life...

    05/22/2013 6:11:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Nature News ^ | 22 May 2013 | Virginia Hughes
    More and more studies show that being overweight does not always shorten life but some public-health researchers would rather not talk about them. Late in the morning on 20 February, more than 200 people packed an auditorium at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. The purpose of the event, according to its organizers, was to explain why a new study about weight and death was absolutely wrong. The report, a meta-analysis of 97 studies including 2.88 million people, had been released on 2 January in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)1. A team led...
  • 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...
  • Study: Male Jurors More Likely To Find Overweight Women Guilty

    01/15/2013 5:19:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    CBS Local ^ | January 12, 2013
    Male members of a jury are more likely to find a defendant guilty if the accused person is an overweight female. According to a recent study by Yale University psychologists, male and not female jurors are also more inclined to believe that a fat woman is a repeat offender who had malicious intent. The researchers gathered a group of 471 pretend peers of varying body sizes and described to them a case of check fraud. They also presented them with one of four imageseither a large man, a lean man, a large woman, or a lean womanand identified...
  • China researchers link obesity to bacteria

    12/20/2012 4:07:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 20, 2012
    Chinese researchers have identified a bacteria which may cause obesity, according to a new paper suggesting diets that alter the presence of microbes in humans could combat the condition. Researchers in Shanghai found that mice bred to be resistant to obesity even when fed high-fat foods became excessively overweight when injected with a kind of human bacteria and subjected to a rich diet. The bacterium -- known as enterobacter -- had been linked with obesity after being found in high quantities in the gut of a morbidly obese human volunteer, said the report, written by researchers at Shanghai's Jiaotong University....
  • College student's outrage after bouncer wouldn't let her dance on bar because she was overweight

    04/29/2012 9:56:18 AM PDT · by rawhide · 188 replies
    A 21-year-old woman has accused the bouncers at her local pub of discrimination after she was banned from dancing on the bar because she was told she was too fat. ABC News reports Jordan Ramos, a student at the University of Iowa, who describes herself as 'plus-sized', says she was with friends at Union Bar in Iowa City last month when she tried to climb onto the bar. Miss Ramos says she was told to get back on the floor because she 'was not pretty enough' and was 'obviously pregnant'. ABC reports the bouncer told Miss Ramos the bar was...
  • Fed-up butt of fat jokes sues boss

    11/28/2011 7:29:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2011 | KATHIANNE BONIELLO
    Even in such a thin economy, he could no longer stomach the fat jokes. Thomas Hunt, 48, claims his manager at a Raymour & Flanigan furniture store in Queens was so fixated on Hunts weight that she ordered him to establish a fat club, recruit members and act as its president. The exec, Marlene Albarano, relentlessly ribbed Hunt about his extra poundage, a Brooklyn Supreme Court lawsuit claims even denying him a promotion solely because of his appearance and once ordering him to walk around the building for 30 minutes on his lunch break, according to court papers.
  • Im supersizing to be the worlds fattest woman, says 52st mother of two

    08/19/2011 4:18:15 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 68 replies ^ | 8/18/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'Big Beautiful' fans helping her in her bid Her 4,900 calorie main course at dinner consists of 12 filled tacos Obese model Susanne Eman is saying 'Supersize Me' for real - in her bid to become the fattest woman ever. The 52-stone bombshell aims to reach a whopping 115 stone, or 1,600lb, by guzzling at least 20,000 calories a day. Susanne, 32, from Arizona, USA, hopes to pass the half-way milestone of 57 stones by the end of the year. And Susanne - who is creating a stir among fans of 'Super Size Big Beautiful Women' (SSBBWs) - plans to...
  • Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve

    12/19/2010 10:35:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Military Leaders for Kids ^ | 2009 | William Cristeson, Amy Dawson, Taggart, Soren Messner-Zidell
    The Pentagon reports that 75 percent of Americans aged 17 to 24 cannot join the United States military - 26 million young Americans. .. Even with a high school degree, many potential recruits still fail the Armed Forces Qualification Test (the AFQT) and cannot join.
  • More than half of European adults overweight: study

    12/07/2010 2:34:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/10 | AFP
    BRUSSELS (AFP) More than half of European adults are now overweight and too many children smoke or are obese, raising the risk of cancer or heart attacks, a European health report showed Tuesday. Just over 15 percent of adults in the European Union are obese, a rate that has more than doubled over the past 20 years in most EU states, the study found. The obesity rate ranges from less than 10 percent in Romania and Italy to more than 20 percent in Britain, Ireland and Malta, said the report issued by the European Commission and the Organisation for...
  • Overweight people should pay 'fat tax' to cover healthcare costs, German MP says

    07/22/2010 11:15:40 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 74 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/22/2010 | Allan Hall in Berlin
    Germany's health system is funded by a series of mandatory health insurance funds, all of which are reporting serious deficits as the system is overused. Recently the German Teachers' Association recommended weighing children in class each day and reporting the seriously overweight to social services, who would have the power to remove them to clinics. "The question must be admitted whether the immense costs that, for example, arise from excessive consumption of food, can be permanently paid out of the consolidated health system," said Marco Wanderwitz, the conservative MP for the state of Saxony. "I think it's sensible that people...
  • Government to track your child's BMI

    05/14/2010 11:29:49 AM PDT · by Pellegrino · 9 replies · 366+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2010 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Kind of Wisconsin has introduced legislation that he proudly proclaims will track the body mass index (BMI) of your child from age 2-18 . . . .
  • Bullies Target Obese Kids

    05/03/2010 9:25:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 1,369+ views
    usnews ^ | May 3 | Serena Gordon
    For kids, a few extra pounds may invite trouble from the schoolyard bully. New research suggests that just being overweight increases the risk of being bullied. And factors that usually play a role in the risk of being bullied, such as gender, race and family income levels, don't seem to matter if you're overweight -- being overweight or obese trumps all those other factors when it comes to aggressive behavior from other children. The study found that being overweight increased the risk of being the target of bullying by 63 percent....
  • Too fat to fight: The overweight teenagers putting America at risk

    05/02/2010 12:29:33 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 67 replies · 1,114+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 2, 2010 | Mail on Sunday reporter
    Fat teenagers are threatening Americas national security because they are too overweight to join the military, says a report. The study blames the crisis involving millions of youngsters on unhealthy school meals. It claims nine million young adults, or 27 per cent of all Americans aged 17 to 24, are too fat to meet military recruiting standards. And in some parts of the country, such as Huntington, West Virginia featured in a controversial TV series by Jamie Oliver more than half the population are clinically obese.
  • Overweight Older People Live Longer

    01/30/2010 12:23:21 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 24 replies · 1,138+ views
    WebMD ^ | Jan. 28, 2010 | Salynn Boyles
    People who carry a few extra pounds after age 70 tend to live longer than people who don’t, new research finds. Overweight older adults who took part in the Australian study had a clear survival advantage over those who were normal weight, underweight, or obese. The findings suggest that the widely accepted body mass index (BMI) weight guidelines may not be particularly useful after age 70, lead researcher Leon Flicker, PhD, of the University of Western Australia tells WebMD. Last summer, researchers in Canada reported the same findings after analyzing data from more than 11,000 adults followed for more than...
  • Floor collapses at Swedish Weight Watchers clinic (LOL)

    01/15/2010 10:03:00 PM PST · by bogusname · 9 replies · 658+ views
    The Local ^ | January 14, 2010 | David Landes
    The floor of a Weight Watchers clinic in Vxj in south central Sweden collapsed on Wednesday night beneath a group of about 20 participants in the diet programme. The Weight Watchers participants had gathered in the groups facilities to see how much weight they had lost. As it turned out, however, peoples weight was not the only thing to fall.
  • New Photo Brings Flying Overweight Debate Back

    12/03/2009 1:46:28 PM PST · by thefactor · 74 replies · 1,890+ views
    The Gothamist ^ | 12/3/09 | Jen Carlson
    There's been much debate about how to handle overweight passengers on flights. While some airlines may charge for an extra seat, not all do and now a flight attendant allegedly snapped a photo on an American Airlines flight (destination and take-off point unknown), which of course has been leaked to the press. A Flight Global blog got a hold of the photo, which they say the attendant took to "show her manager what was happening on the aircraft and why she was unhappy about it. Seems the guy paid for only one seat and the gate staff let him...
  • Obese SC man dies after 8 months in home recliner

    11/19/2009 1:26:57 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 15,155+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 19, | JEFFREY COLLINS
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a severely overweight South Carolina man stayed in his recliner without moving for eight months until shortly before his death. Firefighters had to cut Tillmon Webb from the chair after his mother called paramedics because he was in pain. Greenwood County deputies say the 33-year-old weighed about 800 pounds when he died Wednesday at a hospital....
  • Critics Slam Overweight Surgeon General Pick, Regina Benjamin

    07/21/2009 2:01:19 PM PDT · by kellynla · 78 replies · 7,327+ views ^ | July 21, 2009 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Obama's pick for the next surgeon general, was hailed as a MacArthur Grant genius who had championed the poor at a medical clinic she set up in Katrina-ravaged Alabama. But the full-figured African-American nominee is also under fire for being overweight in a nation where 34 percent of all Americans aged 20 and over are obese. Critics and supporters across the blogsphere have commented on photos of Benjamin's round cheeks, saying she sends the wrong message as the public face of America's health initiatives. But others support the 52-year-old founder and CEO of Bayou La Batre...
  • Excess Pounds, but Not Too Many, May Lead to Longer Life

    06/25/2009 8:02:19 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies · 1,041+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2009 | Roni Caryn Rabin
    Being overweight wont kill you it may even help you live longer. Thats the latest from a study that analyzed data on 11,326 Canadian adults, ages 25 and older, who were followed over a 12-year period. The report, published online last week in the journal Obesity, found that overall, people who were overweight but not obese defined as a body mass index of 25 to 29.9 were actually less likely to die than people of normal weight, defined as a B.M.I. of 18.5 to 24.9. By contrast, people who were underweight, with a B.M.I. under 18.5, were...
  • Fatties cause global warming

    04/21/2009 11:11:53 AM PDT · by safetysign · 35 replies · 1,144+ views
    The Sun ^ | 04/21/2009 | Ben Jackson
    THE rising number of fat people was yesterday blamed for global warming. Scientists warned that the increase in big-eaters means more food production a major cause of CO2 gas emissions warming the planet. Overweight people are also more likely to drive, adding to environmental damage. Lard help us ... overweight must eat less for planet Dr Phil Edwards, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: Moving about in a heavy body is like driving in a gas guzzler. Each fat person is said to be responsible for emitting a tonne more of climate-warming carbon dioxide per...
  • Over Weight Kids in California

    02/08/2009 9:25:32 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 34 replies · 870+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/08/2009 | JONDI GUMZ
    Sixty one percent of the kids at Watsoville High (Watsonville, California) are eligible for free breakfast or lunch provided by the taxpayers but instead head off for the local convenience store or fast food joint. Still it's all our fault that they are fat. Watsonville faces a growing number of overweight children By JONDI GUMZ Posted: 02/08/2009 01:30:41 AM PST WATSONVILLE -- Too often, children in Watsonville are eating food that is not good for them, and it shows. About 31 percent of Watsonville's children are obese by age 8, and another 23 percent are overweight, a study for the...
  • Indian airline sacks overweight stewardesses: report (they refused alternative ground assignments)

    01/05/2009 1:58:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,348+ views
    AFP on Breitbart ^ | 1/5/09 | AFP
    India's state-run carrier Air India has dismissed 10 women flight attendants who were grounded last year for being overweight, a report said Monday. The sackings came after the cabin crew were warned about meeting minimum physical fitness standards and given sufficient time to lose weight, the Press Trust of India news agency reported quoting airline sources. The flight attendants were also offered alternative ground assignments which they refused, the report said.
  • Baby Milk Recommendations Changed

    07/14/2008 12:44:42 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 48 replies · 174+ views ^ | 7/11/2008 | Daniel J. DeNoon
    Baby Milk Recommendations Changed 2% Milk OK for Weaned Babies at Risk of Becoming Overweight By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MDJuly 11, 2008 -- There's been a major change in baby nutrition advice, but it's gone nearly unnoticed. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its recommendation that weaned babies be fed whole milk until they're 2 years old.
  • Obese blamed for the world's ills

    05/16/2008 9:29:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 100 replies · 219+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 16, 2008 | BBC News
    Obese people are contributing to the world food crisis and climate change, experts say. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine calculated the obese consume 18% more calories than average. They are also responsible for using more fuel, which has an environmental impact and drives up food prices as transport and agriculture both use oil. The result is that the poor struggle to afford food and greenhouse gas emissions rise, the Lancet reported. It comes as the World Health Organization predicts the obese population will double by 2015 to 700m. In the UK, nearly a quarter of adults are...
  • Overweight Hispanic Children Shown To Have Vascular Inflammation

    02/28/2008 3:15:30 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 149+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-28-2008 | Joslin Diabetes Center
    Overweight Hispanic Children Shown To Have Vascular Inflammation ScienceDaily (Feb. 28, 2008) Overweight Hispanic children with normal blood glucose (sugar) levels showed elevated markers for blood vessel inflammation that may predispose them to developing both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says a new study led by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center. The study, published in the March issue of Diabetes Care, is the first to focus on Hispanic children, already known to be at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes as a result of both genetic and lifestyle factors. "Our findings suggest that these children are...
  • Lap Band Surgery in India-Benefits, Risks and Costs

    01/14/2008 8:43:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,360+ views
    E-zine Articles ^ | January 2008 | Dheeraj. B
    In India the LAP-BAND System has been proven the safest, simplest and effective way to treat severe obesity. If you are seriously overweight, the LAP-BAND System can help you achieve a happier, healthier life! In India the Lap-Band system is the least invasive of all weight loss surgeries. The system includes an adjustable silicon elastic band that is surgically placed around the stomach. The band induces weight loss by restricting food intake; when eating less, your body draws from its own fat to get the energy it needs. The Lap-Band is the only adjustable weight loss surgery; in fact, band...
  • Obesity is 'deadlier than smoking' and can knock 13 years off your life

    10/16/2007 9:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2007 | Daniel Martin
    Obesity is more dangerous than smoking and will dramatically shorten the lives of millions, a landmark study has found. While smoking reduces life by an average of ten years, the research says being seriously overweight can cut life expectancy by as much as 13 years. The Foresight report, written by 250 leading scientists, says Britain's obesity crisis is so severe that it would take at least 30 years to reverse. If current trends continue, by 2050 about 60 per cent of men, 50 per cent of women and 25 per cent of children in the UK will be clinically obese...
  • New Hope in Overweight Adoption Case

    09/13/2007 4:26:31 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 1 replies · 226+ views ^ | 09/12/07
    INDEPENDENCE, MO. -- An Independence man claims he was denied adopting a relative's child because he's overweight. Now, Gary Stocklaufer, who had weight loss surgery two weeks ago, has new hope. Gary and Cynthia Stocklaufer said when the child they consider their son, Max, was put into foster care in July they were denied a re-hearing. Which meant the case was basically closed. But Wednesday, the couple learned they were granted a new hearing, and another chance to bring baby Max back home. "Ecstatic. Speechless. I'm overly thankful that the judge has reconsidered," said Gary Stocklaufer. It's been two and...
  • Limits proposed on fast-food restaurants (California, of course)

    09/10/2007 6:43:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies · 1,623+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Tami Abdollah
    As America gets fatter, policymakers are seeking creative approaches to legislating health. They may have entered the school cafeteria -- and now they're eyeing your neighborhood. Amid worries of an obesity epidemic and its related illnesses, including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, Los Angeles officials, among others around the country, are proposing to limit new fast-food restaurants -- a tactic that could be called health zoning. The City Council will be asked this fall to consider an up to two-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in South L.A., a part of the city where fast food is at...
  • Young Americans too fat to fight

    08/27/2007 5:36:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 2,327+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | August 27, 2007 | Emily Wagster-Pettus in Biloxi, Mississippi
    AN EPIDEMIC of obesity could have serious consequences for America's economy and its ability to defend itself, according to a leading politician. Self-confessed "recovering foodaholic" Mike Huckabee, a Republican Party presidential candidate, told a group of governors from the American South that the increasing numbers of people who were either over-weight or obese meant more and more people were having to take time off work for health reasons. And Mr Huckabee, who lost 110lb - nearly 8st - several years ago when he was governor of Arkansas, said he was concerned by reports that nearly two-thirds of American military personnel...
  • 75 Percent of U.S. Adults Will Be Overweight by 2015, Study Says

    07/19/2007 12:16:31 PM PDT · by TWohlford · 141 replies · 3,028+ views ^ | 19 July 07 | Marrecca Fiore
    The waistlines of Americans continue to grow and a new study estimates that by 2015, 75 percent of adults will be overweight and 41 percent will be obese. The percentage of adults in the U.S. that were obese increased from 13 percent in the 1960s to 32 percent in 2004... The proportion of overweight and obese Americans has increased at an average rate of 0.3 to 0.8 percentage points a year. Poorer Americans and some minority groups have been affected disproportionately...
  • Sugary breakfast cereals for memory

    07/08/2007 10:15:32 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 21 replies · 613+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 9 Jul 2007, 0300 hrs IST | The Times of India
    Latest research by scientists in Australia suggests that eating sugary breakfast cereals can improve the memory of teenagers. Earlier studies have shown mixed results with some researchers saying that sugary cereals could contribute to obesity while others claiming that it may sharpen the brain. As part of the new study, scientists studied 37 students, aged 14 to 17, who ate a popular corn-based cereal with a high Glycaemic Index or a high fibre bran-based cereal with a low Glycaemic Index. The researchers then tested the students to see how well they could memorise a list of 20 names of tools,...

    06/03/2007 6:23:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies · 576+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 3, 2007 | MICHAEL TANNER
    MICHAEL Moore's new film "Sicko," a critique of the U.S. health-care system and paean to socialized medicine around the world, premiered amid great fanfare at Cannes last month. Time magazine reviewer Richard Corliss rejoiced, "The upside of this populist documentary is that there are no policy wonks crunching numbers." Wouldn't want anyone messing up Moore's fantasy with . . . facts. The American health-care system undeniably has serious problems, and Moore effectively dramatizes the suffering of people caught up in them. Yet he often exaggerates those problems. For example, he frequently refers to the 47 million Americans without health insurance,...
  • Dutch women's breasts getting bigger (yes, there is a point)

    12/18/2006 8:07:46 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 134 replies · 9,911+ views
    Expatica News ^ | 13 December 2006 | Staff
    AMSTERDAM Dutch women are getting bigger breasts and 32 percent of them now have a D-cup or bigger compared with 20 percent five years ago. In Europe, Dutch women are ranked third behind British and Danish women in terms of bra size, research commissioned by Bodyfashion Promotion indicated on Wednesday. Some 42 percent of women aged 30-39 have D-cup breasts and feel in general okay about that. Women with a large bra size are now the largest group in the Netherlands. But the shape and size of breasts start to change once women reach the age of 40 and...
  • 'Jellybelly' e-mail costs chief his job

    11/04/2006 11:16:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies · 1,531+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | November 3, 2006 | UPI Staff
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida police chief who sent members of his department an e-mail complaining about lack of physical fitness has been forced to resign. The memo from Paul Goward, head of the police department in Winter Haven, had as its subject line "Are you a jelly belly?" the Orlando Sentinel reported. "As I look around the department I see a disconcerting number of us that appear physically challenged with obesity and/or a general lack of physical fitness," Goward told his officers. In the e-mail, he said overweight police officers give a poor public impression and have...
  • Airbus A380 a bit too superjumboPassenger plane is 5.5 tons overweight, customer reports

    10/30/2006 2:45:50 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 17 replies · 1,596+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 10/28/2006 | James Wallace
    Airbus A380 a bit too superjumbo Passenger plane is 5.5 tons overweight, customer reports By JAMES WALLACE P-I AEROSPACE REPORTER, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 28, 2006 The Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner is not the only jetliner in development that needs to go on a diet. The double-decker A380, the 555-passenger giant from Airbus that has been delayed for up to two years by what Airbus has said are wiring problems, is about 5.5 tons overweight, a senior executive with an airline that has ordered the plane disclosed Friday. Airbus has not previously acknowledged that its flagship new jet is significantly heavier...
  • Excess weight reduces men's fertility

    09/25/2006 10:58:15 AM PDT · by CapnBarbosa · 14 replies · 482+ views
    The Age ^ | 09-24-06
    Obese men are more likely to be infertile than their slimmer peers, according to the first study to look at whether a man's weight influences a couple's fertility. Every excess 10 kilograms may cut a man's fertility by 10 per cent, Dr Markku Sallmen of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki and colleagues at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, write in the September issue of Epidemiology. Sallmen was a post-doc at NIEHS when he conducted the study. The researchers looked at couples
  • Obesity can lead to blindness

    01/03/2006 6:08:35 AM PST · by billorites · 19 replies · 723+ views
    Daily Times Pakistan ^ | January 2, 2006
    Overweight and obese people should be aware that their unhealthy lifestyle could put their eyesight at risk, scientists say. It is common knowledge that expanding waistlines are linked to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But research shows that obesity is also linked to eye problems, which could lead to loss of eyesight. Two Israeli ophthalmologists are now warning that the prospect of eye disease should also be a powerful incentive to lose weight. Professor Michael Belkin and Dr Zohar Habot-Wilner, from the Goldschleger Eye Institute at the Sheba Medical Centre, reviewed more than 20 studies involving thousands...
  • Study: Even a few extra pounds is risky

    08/22/2006 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 56 replies · 1,375+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Tuesday, August 22, 2006 | ALICIA CHANG
    Being a little overweight can kill you, according to new research that leaves little room for denial that a few extra pounds is harmful. Baby boomers who were even just a tad pudgy were more likely to die prematurely than those who were at a healthy weight, U.S. researchers reported Tuesday. While obesity has been known to contribute to early death, the link between being overweight and dying prematurely has been controversial. Some experts have argued that a few extra pounds does no harm. However, this is one of the first major studies to account for the factors of smoking...
  • Miracle fat patch prompts record complaints

    08/11/2006 6:31:23 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 22 replies · 1,333+ views ^ | 11/08/2006 | Adam Ewing
    A new advertisement being distributed throughout Sweden is raising fat people's hopes that they can lose weight through their feet. Not, however, by running with them. According to the Swedish Consumer Agency, the miracle comes in bandage form, is to be placed on the skin on the bottom of the foot and is to be worn at night. It is supposed to "suck out fat like a vacuum sucks up dirt - up to 44 kilograms of fat straight from the body," according to Doctor Charles Kingston in the advertisement for the company Lipo-Slim Laboratories. The multi-page ad recommends consumers...
  • Poll: Overweight America does read labels (~80% look for fat,calories,salt but buy it anyway)

    07/02/2006 5:25:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 259+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/2/06 | Libby Quaid - ap
    WASHINGTON - Oh, the irony. A nation full of overweight people is also full of label readers. Nearly 80 percent of Americans insist they check the labels on food at the grocery store. They scan the little charts like careful dieters, looking for no-nos such as fat and calories and sugars. Yet even when the label practically screams, "Don't do it!" people drop the package into the cart anyway. At least that is what 44 percent of people admitted in a recent AP-Ipsos poll. So attentive, yet so overweight. Two-thirds of people in the United States weigh too much. Why,...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 06-20-2006

    06/20/2006 8:27:45 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 288+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 06-20-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Diabetes is now on the rise It should come as no great surprise that our food and drink helps cause it. Ya think? "Just say NO!" when asked to SuperSize...