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  • University removes weight scales from the gym because they’re ‘triggering’ students

    03/13/2017 7:14:11 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 13, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    First year student Samar El Faki provided some insight. She told The Charlatan, the university newspaper, that removing the scales was a good idea because it would accommodate students with eating disorders. “Scales are very triggering,” she said. “I think people are being insensitive because they simply don’t understand. They think eating disorders are a choice when they are actually a serious illness.”
  • 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; here’s 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 wasn’t 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. I’m fairly tall, at 5’9”. I’ve always carried my weight pretty well. I’m 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 she’s not planning on handing out candy to children she believes are “moderately obese.” Instead she’s giving them letters. The woman’s 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 images—either a large man, a lean man, a large woman, or a lean woman—and 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 Hunt’s 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.
  • I’m supersizing to be the world’s fattest woman, says 52st mother of two

    08/19/2011 4:18:15 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 68 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 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 . . . .