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  • Morbidly Obese Chinese Man Needs 16 Workers to Help Him After Falling on the Sidewalk

    02/15/2017 4:40:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NEXTSHARK ^ | February 14, 2017 | Ryan General
    A morbidly obese man recently created a massive commotion in the middle of a busy sidewalk in China after accidentally slipping and falling on his butt. Due to his obesity, it has been difficult for him to land a job. As a result, he has been unemployed and has spent his time just playing computer games at home. His parents have been searching for a weight loss solution over the years, bringing him to hospitals and health specialists. So far, none of what they’ve tried has worked. When Xiao Huang reached his heaviest at over 485 lbs, his parents decided...
  • The Weird Reason You Should Eat More Soup

    01/02/2017 11:24:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 15, 2016 | Cynthia Sass,
    By now, you’ve likely heard of juicing. But what about “souping”? Essentially, instead of downing green juice all day long, this cleanse involves sipping on soup. In my opinion, souping is a better option than stricter cleanses. That said, you certainly don’t need to limit your entire diet to liquid meals in order to take advantage of soup’s health and weight loss benefits. Here, why and how to incorporate some healthful soup into your diet. A study published in the journal Appetite found that when people ate a low-calorie soup (about 130 calories for women and 170 for men) before...
  • Nearly Half of America’s Overweight People Don’t Realize They’re Overweight

    12/05/2016 7:59:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    As you prepare to pack on your holiday pounds this winter, consider this: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more Americans than ever are overweight. But according to some new Gallup data, far fewer of us actually think we're overweight. In recent years, the gap between how fat we think we are and how fat we are is wider than it's ever been. The chart above tells the story. In 1990 (not that long ago, all things considered), about 56 percent of Americans qualified as obese or overweight, according to the CDC. Back then, we were pretty...
  • [N. Korea]Bingeing Kim Jong-Un piling on the pounds: Seoul's spies

    07/01/2016 4:38:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | Jul 01, 2016
    Bingeing Kim Jong-Un piling on the pounds: Seoul's spies Posted 01 Jul 2016 18:36 Updated 01 Jul 2016 18:40 SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has piled on around 40 kilos (90 pounds) since he took power four years ago, bingeing on food and drink, South Korea's spy agency said Friday (Jul 1). The young leader is also suffering from insomnia and is paranoid about his personal safety, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) reported to a parliamentary committee behind closed doors. When he took over from his late father in 2012, Kim's weight was believed to be 90 kilograms. He...
  • Roots of Napoleon complex may be justified: Study finds short men get short end of stick in life

    03/10/2016 6:00:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2016 | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    History tells us of countless short men who have achieved greatness. Napoleon. Deng Xiaoping. Voltaire. Ludwig van Beethoven. James Madison. Psychologists have speculated, perhaps unflatteringly, that their success may be driven by a kind of paranoid complex that makes them overcompensate — for what they perceive as disadvantages of their stature — by being more aggressive and ambitious than the rest of us.
  • The Calorie Is Broken

    01/28/2016 3:31:41 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 98 replies (Gastropod) ^ | January 26, 2016 | Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley
    Calories consumed minus calories burned: it's the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn't work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate. "For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that's a real pain in the rear." Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher. He has a wife and child. And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs -- which means he is classed as obese. In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes...
  • 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...
  • Meet the science teacher who lost 60 pounds eating nothing but McDonald's three meals a day

    08/11/2015 8:01:09 PM PDT · by boycott · 54 replies ^ | 8-11-15 | Bob Carlton
    Iowa high school science teacher John Cisna weighed 280 pounds and wore a size 51 pants. Then he started eating at McDonalds. Every meal. Every day. For 180 days. By the end of his experiment, Cisna was down to a relatively svelte 220 and could slip into a size 36. Cisna, who is Birmingham today and Wednesday to speak at a rally for area McDonald's managers, earned a new nickname, too. "In all those (previous) years, my nickname with my buddies was 'Snack Bar,''' Cisna said. "You know what they call me now? 'Snack Bar Jr.'" What turned out to...
  • The Average American Woman Now Weighs as Much as the Average 1960s Man

    06/15/2015 9:19:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/15/2015 | Helen Smith
    I read the headline over at the Washington Post (via Newsalert) and I can’t say I was surprised: The average American woman weighs 166.2 pounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As reddit recently pointed out, that’s almost exactly as much as the average American man weighed in the early 1960s.Men, you’re not looking too hot in this scenario either. Over the same time period you gained nearly 30 pounds, from 166.3 in the 60s to 195.5 today. Doing the same comparison as above, today’s American man weighs almost as much as 1.5 American women from...
  • trying to identify (photographer's?) weighted clamp on canopy (tent) pole

    06/14/2015 6:32:07 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 24 replies
    self | 6/14/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    Does anyone recognize this? It's a weighted clamp, used by a vendor at the farmers market to hold down his tent from blowing away. He said he got it from a photographers' supply -- that it's something photographers use to keep their equipment steady in outdoor shooting conditions. I'm trying to buy something like this, but I can't look for it until I know what it's called. Thanks....
  • Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'

    04/09/2015 6:14:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    bbc ^ | James Gallagher
    The team at Oxon Epidemiology and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analysed medical records from 1,958,191 people aged 55, on average, for up to two decades. Their most conservative analysis showed underweight people had a 39% greater risk of dementia compared with being a healthy weight. But those who were overweight had an 18% reduction in dementia - and the figure was 24% for the obese. "Yes, it is a surprise," said lead researcher Dr Nawab Qizilbash. He told the BBC News website: "The controversial side is the observation that overweight and obese people have a lower...
  • For most 'healthy' obese, health declines over time

    01/06/2015 3:21:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    "Healthy obese adults show a greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease than healthy normal-weight adults, although this risk is not as great as for the unhealthy obese. Healthy obesity is only a state of relative health - it's just less unhealthy than the worst-case scenario. And as we now see, healthy obese adults tend to become unhealthy obese over time, providing further evidence against the idea that obesity can be healthy," said Bell. ... "Healthy obesity is only valid if it is stable over time, and our results indicate that it is often just a phase. All types of obesity...
  • Children of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Be Overweight, Obese

    11/28/2014 6:51:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    University Herald ^ | Nov 25, 2014
    Nov 25, 2014 01:13 AM EST Children of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Be Overweight, Obese A mother's employment status could be linked to their children's weight over time, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the majority of preschoolers of working moms may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year. "The only factor of the four that we investigated that mediated the relationship between maternal employment status and child obesity was how much...
  • What you eat, not just number of calories, is significant factor in diabetes risk

    09/09/2014 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 09/02/14 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    If you think losing weight is enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes, don't get your hopes up. A new research report in September 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 diabetes. This study compared genetically identical twins-one heavier and one leaner-and found that after eating a fast-food meal, the circulating metabolites, including those related to Type 2 diabetes, were found in both individuals at the same levels. These findings suggest that the onset of this type of diabetes is largely influenced by genetic factors and/or the composition of gut...
  • The Deadlift: 3 Reasons Why Just Picking Up Heavy Things Replaces Most of Your Gym

    03/14/2014 6:57:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/14/2014 | Mark Rippetoe
    The deadlift may be the simplest and easiest exercise to learn in all of barbell training. You pick up a loaded barbell and set it back down, keeping the bar in contact with your legs the whole way. There are a few subtle complications — the bar should move up and down the legs in a vertical line over the middle of the foot, the bar should start from a position directly over the mid-foot, and you should keep your back flat when you pull. But that’s really about all there is to it. The deadlift is one of...
  • New Mom Under Fire for Post-Baby Body Selfie

    12/02/2013 3:11:27 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 70 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/2/13 | Beth Greenfield
    "This is not a selfie. This is an act of war," writes one Australian blogger in response to the image — just one of many blogs, news outlets, body-image experts and social-media commenters around the world to weigh in on the matter in the past few days, putting the photo at the center of a major online body-image controversy. "This whole situation has become ludicrous. The competition for women to give birth and then immediately remove any trace from their their bodies that they ever carried a child is OBSCENE. There is no other word for it." Another blogger calls...
  • Chaz Bono Shows Off Drastic Weight Loss, Steps Out Looking Slimmer Than Ever

    09/05/2013 6:45:59 PM PDT · by publius321 · 52 replies
    Natalie Finn
    "Cher 's 44-year-old son is looking better than ever—and must be feeling that way, too, as he apparently has not lost sight of his previously stated goal of..." It is amazing how many times they worked in the words "he" and "his" to describe her. The entire column exists for that agenda. This type of trash coincides with the state of America and helps to explain -why- America has been handed over to her enemies. It is "as the days of Noah" indeed. Come South and let's hang together rather than separately.
  • Study shows NFL fans get fatter after their team loses

    09/05/2013 7:11:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 5, 2013 | Will Brinson
    Keep a close eye on your cholesterol, Raiders fans. A new study shows that fans of losing NFL teams tend to be more obese than fans of winning teams. Via For the Win's Nate Scott, we learn of Pierre Chandon, the L'Oreal Chaired Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Creativity at INSEAD Business Schoool, and his study of NFL fans and their chunkalicious responses to defeat. “One day after a defeat, Americans eat 16 percent more saturated fat, and 10 percent more calories," Chandon writes. "But on the day after a victory of their favorite team, then it's the opposite. They...
  • A kilo is a kilo is a kilo!

    07/18/2013 6:39:17 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 17 replies
    Samoa Air website ^ | ??? | Samoa Airl
    A world first: The "Samoa Air System" of pay by weight 'Pay only for what you weigh'! Welcome to the fairest system for payment of carriage of anything by air. The world is now aware that charging by weight is the fairest way of paying for carriage. Whether its people, baggage, freight or anything which we might want tot take or consign by air. At Samoa Air we will do our best to ensure that every passenger is afforded the same level of comfort and travel throughout their flying experience. We want to bring back Air Travel as an enjoyable...
  • Drug Appears To Work For Weight-Loss In U-M Study

    07/01/2013 8:18:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2013 | NA
    Obese mice were given the drug Amlexanox lost weight. (credit: University of Michigan)ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - Could a drug used to treat canker sores be a miracle weight-loss solution? Researchers at University of Michigan are working to find out.Back in February, U-M researchers discovered that mice given the prescription drug, Amlexanox, lost weight without diet or exercise. Now, Dr. Elif Oral, an associate professor of internal medicine at U-M’s Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) division, is beginning the first human study to determine whether the drug will have the same effect in people.“The weight loss together in improved glucose metabolism...
  • Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk, says 11-year study

    06/27/2013 10:23:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    DNA ^ | Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | ANI
    Adults with diabetes can begin to realize many of these health benefits with even modest reductions in body weight and modest increases in physical activity. People undergoing weight management and increased physical activity have no difference in heart attacks and strokes, a new study has suggested. The landmark study investigating the long-term effects of weight loss on the risks of cardiovascular disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes, which was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and at clinical facilities throughout the United States, the multicenter clinical trial investigated the effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention program, intended to achieve...
  • Ok Pounds to Lose, Need a Diet, Diabeitic Friendly Meal Replacer...Obamacare Employer Requiring Loss

    06/27/2013 6:17:28 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 148 replies
    6/27/13 | Chickensoup
    OK, I put on some kid and stess pounds and need to lose it. The Slimfast diet always worked for me but now I am prediabetic and trying to lose metabolic syndrome weight. I need a meal replacer, preferable a powder that works like Slimfast with much less carbs. The ideal? Powder that blends with milk, low carb, medium protein and medium fat. Anyone?
  • What Really Makes Us Fat

    05/27/2013 2:35:55 PM PDT · by Altariel · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2012 | Gary Taubes
    A CALORIE is a calorie. This truism has been the foundation of nutritional wisdom and our beliefs about obesity since the 1960s. What it means is that a calorie of protein will generate the same energy when metabolized in a living organism as a calorie of fat or carbohydrate. When talking about obesity or why we get fat, evoking the phrase “a calorie is a calorie” is almost invariably used to imply that what we eat is relatively unimportant. We get fat because we take in more calories than we expend; we get lean if we do the opposite. Anyone...
  • Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight

    05/07/2013 5:05:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    NY ^ | May 7, 2013 | TARA PALMERI and BETH DEFALCO
    Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight By TARA PALMERI and BETH DEFALCO Last Updated: 3:59 AM, May 7, 2013 Posted: 3:01 AM, May 7, 2013 EXCLUSIVE New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band stomach surgery to aggressively slim down for the sake of his wife and kids, he revealed to The Post last night. The Garden State governor agreed to the operation at the urging of family and friends after turning 50 last September.
  • Our Cars’ Weight Problem: How government is making our cars lighter, and more dangerous

    01/08/2013 7:21:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Robert E. Nortonj
    As we emerge from the long holiday season chasing new resolutions, many of us find ourselves focusing on watching our waistlines and taking off some extra pounds. As more Americans are diagnosed as obese, this renewed attention to health and weight can only be seen as a good thing. But America is also struggling with another weight problem — and what you don’t know about it just might kill you. During the first term of the Obama administration, much was made of the bailout of the automotive industry. Common belief to the contrary, the U.S. government came to the rescue...
  • High Insulin Levels Could Lead to Obesity

    12/08/2012 9:40:04 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies ^ | 12/01/12 | Cell Metabolism
    While the dominating opinion is that rising insulin is a result of obesity and insulin resistance, a new study provides evidence that it appears to be the other way around.
  • Doctor refuses to treat overweight Shrewsbury patient

    09/01/2012 8:36:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    WCVB-TV (ABC - Boston) ^ | August 24, 2012 | Pam Cross
    SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Ida Davidson is the first to admit her weight goes up and down, but the Shrewsbury resident said she was stunned when a new primary care physician said she could not become a patient because she weighed more than 200 pounds.
  • OBAMA: All countries are close allies!! (YouTube video)

    03/24/2012 10:00:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | Mar 7, 2012 | Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR
    Just how phoney, disingenuous, condescending, insincere, and weasely IS Barack Obama? Watch this montage of the president speaking about foreign countries and see for yourself. Unbelievable.
  • Paleolithic Era Diet Gaining Modern Followers

    03/13/2012 1:49:49 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 62 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 3-9-12
    Have you heard the saying “strong is the new skinny”? What if you could have both? It may be as easy as taking a fresh look at the past. The Paleo Diet, or the caveman diet, means eating and acting like a caveman. To sustain the diet, you can only eat things you gather, hunt or pick. Pinecrest resident Thad Foot, 38, said the diet gives him strength to do stand up paddle boarding. “I want to get stronger,” he said. Tara Grant, 37, did the same diet for a different reason. “I had polycystic ovarian syndrome,” said Grant. “Now,...
  • Couch potatoes gain weight without eating

    01/24/2012 1:00:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-22-12 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Not just the eating but also the actual position of “couch potatoes” is harmful, new research shows. It has been known for some time that people who watch hours of TV a day tend to be at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. The connection was thought to be because of munching junk food while watching. But Tel Aviv University researchers have found that not just the eating but also the actual position of “couch potatoes” is harmful. Being stretched out in front of the TV is considered to be “active inactivity” and causes viewers to gain weight. Such...
  • The Coast Guard Thinks You've Put on a Few Pounds ("Assumed Average Weight Per Person")

    01/15/2012 5:40:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/02/12 | Dashiell Bennett
    The Coast Guard Thinks You've Put on a Few PoundsBy Dashiell Bennett | The Atlantic Wire – Mon, Jan 2, 2012 The Coast Guard recently raised its "Assumed Average Weight Per Person" standard to 185 pounds, reflecting the growing waistlines of the American populace. The number — which is 25 pounds higher than the previous average — is used to the determine the safe operating capacity of passenger boats around the country. The change may force tour operators, ferry services, and other charter companies to adjust the capacity of their vessels or risk failing their next Coast Guard inspection.
  • Weight gravity experiment

    10/02/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 15 replies
    Myself ^ | October 2nd 2011 | Myself
    Could anyone interested in weight and gravity do the following experiment and post the results back on here in pounds. Weigh yourself at the middle of your ground floor, weigh yourself again immediately outside your building, and then again finally back at the middle of your ground floor. Thanks in advance. Mark
  • How Much Weight Will You Really Lose?

    09/24/2011 8:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | September 24, 2011 | Political Calculations
    Are you dieting and/or exercising to lose weight right now? And how much weight do you expect to be able to lose and keep off by following your weight loss plan? You've probably heard that rule of thumb that says you can lose one pound by either eating 3,500 fewer Calories over time or by burning 3,500 more Calories through exercise. And you might very well have heard it from some seemingly reputable sources, like NBC's Today show or from the winning contestants on that network's show The Biggest Loser. The only problem with that kind of math is that...
  • Any Florida State fans out there?

    09/24/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Former Fetus
    My husband thinks he heard something about Florida State's quarterback Clint Trickett having been tested for food allegies. Apparently they found something, but he did not hear what, and they think that Trickett will be able to gain some weight now. The reason I am interested is because my son has the same problem that Trickett does. There's absolutely no way to get him to gain weight. To be honest, he runs cross country and track, so during running season and summer practice he runs around 40-50 miles a week. But, in the off season, he does not gain an...
  • How you you lose a whole person? (Random ramblings and bariatric surgery, part 1)

    05/10/2011 9:58:36 AM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 5 replies
    The Joyful Nonconformist Blog ^ | 05/09/11 | Joyful Nonconformist
    This is no kidding...we take roll call before we go anywhere in the Big Red Bus of Love. Some of you may find this a foreign concept. Many of you probably can't decide whether to laugh maniacally or throw up at the thought of the necessity of it. And a precious few of you are thinking, "Well, duh!" True story: On a recent activity/errand night, I had four of the kids with me. We dropped Gracie off at the YMCA so she could go to her water aerobics class, and then I fled the parking lot...because all the Zumba-ites were...
  • Holder to oil fraud panel: Report if gas prices don't fall

    05/07/2011 8:04:07 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/6/2011
    Holder to oil fraud panel: Report if gas prices don't fall Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday ordered the newly formed government working group investigating oil and gas prices to make sure gasoline prices are dropping after this week's sudden decline in crude oil prices. Holder sent his memo to several federal agencies, including the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the departments of Treasury, Energy and Agriculture. He also sent the directive to state attorneys general.
  • Kevin Smith Loses Weight, Feels Bad About It

    02/13/2011 4:29:15 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 38 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 12, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    "Clerks" director Kevin Smith has lost 65 pounds after an embarrassing incident where he was deemed too heavy to fly last year. In an interview with Joy Behar on her "HLN" show last Tuesday, Smith shared that the moment made him angry and spurred him to lose weight. He said: "I felt at that moment, I was like, 'You know what? I'll lose the weight, but I'm not putting on thinner clothes.' Because why? I'm still the same person I was when I was 65 lbs. heavier.” He added that the incident made him a more forceful advocate for...
  • Travelling while fat

    10/24/2010 1:55:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Ron Goldstone
    At 285 pounds and 5 feet 7 inches, I may not be the tallest, but I am almost always one of the biggest passengers on a plane. That’s “one of”: as anyone with even the most tangential relationship with news headlines over the last several years knows, Americans are getting fatter and fatter. .. “How many kilos you weigh?” asked a customs officer at Ho Chi Minh Airport when I visited Vietnam a few years ago. “Is that a question on the form?” I responded, slightly unnerved. Smiling, she told me no. She was apparently just curious. After giving me...
  • Too much light at night at night may lead to obesity, study finds

    10/11/2010 2:58:19 PM PDT · by decimon · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Ohio State University ^ | October 11, 2010 | Unknown
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Persistent exposure to light at night may lead to weight gain, even without changing physical activity or eating more food, according to new research in mice. Researchers found that mice exposed to a relatively dim light at night over eight weeks had a body mass gain that was about 50 percent more than other mice that lived in a standard light-dark cycle. "Although there were no differences in activity levels or daily consumption of food, the mice that lived with light at night were getting fatter than the others," said Laura Fonken, lead author of the study...
  • Some Dieters Are Set Up to Regain Weight

    09/15/2010 8:58:23 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 11 replies ^ | 09/09/10 | Denise Mann
    "There's no question that most people who easily gain weight, and/or quickly regain weight after losing it are different from other folks," says Scott Kahan, MD, co-director of the George Washington University Weight Management Program in Washington, D.C., in an email. "The general public tends to think of 'fat' people as lazy and as having no willpower [but] it couldn't be further from the truth." "Ample evidence, now including this study, suggests that there are physiologic reasons for weight gain, difficulty at losing weight, and rapid weight regain after a diet," he says. "There is no question that certain people...
  • Metabolic Fitness is the Key to Living a Healthy Lifestyle

    08/18/2010 8:07:32 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 36 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/05/08 | Sal Marinello
    The weight-centric approach to health is the most common, but least effective philosophy. A healthy metabolism is more important than numbers on a scale. Despite what personal trainers, nutritional gurus and the diet industry have been telling you all of these years, weight loss and weighing less is not the key to living a healthy lifestyle. As a matter of fact, there have been studies that show weight loss can increase the risk of premature death from heart disease. But these findings haven’t dissuaded the forces that perpetuate the notion that thin is in. Rather than worry about numbers on...
  • The girl who must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive

    06/28/2010 4:03:39 PM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies
    Lizzie Velasquez weighs just four stone and has almost zero per cent body fat but she is not anorexic. In fact, the 21-year-old from Austin, Texas, must eat every 15 minutes to stay healthy. Miss Velasquez has a rare condition which prevents her from gaining weight even though she eats up to 60 small meals a day.
  • Rare Michigan law may help waitress win weight discrimination lawsuit against Hooters

    05/26/2010 10:39:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies · 1,333+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jeff Engel
    A former Hooters worker in Roseville stands a chance of winning her weight discrimination lawsuit based on a law written by a retired Grand Rapids legislator -- a law not found in most states. Cassandra Smith, 20, alleges a Hooters restaurant -- known for its scantily-clad waitresses -- placed her on 30-day "weight probation" earlier this month. She resigned, filing suit Monday in Macomb County Circuit Court. The suit cites the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination by employers based on a number of factors. Height and weight discrimination were added in a 1976 amendment written by then-state...
  • Stressed? Snacking Can Help ... Put On Weight (No...Really?)

    02/14/2006 10:56:21 AM PST · by Millee · 5 replies · 149+ views
    Internet Broadcast System ^ | 2/14/06 | Staff
    Snacking under stress can contribute to weight gain, and new research shows the snacking doesn't stop for women when the pressure slacks off. Jennifer Waugh, a clinical nutrition manager at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center, said stress is a common trigger for snacking, especially eating comfort foods, including sweets, pastries, soft drinks or chips. "It seems like people either want sweet, bland, salty, chocolate, high-fat things that are not healthy and are very much considered junk food," Waugh said. "You can have a bottled water, that's always good, or yogurt or milk because it has protein that can make you feel...
  • Heinz Revamps Ketchup Packets ( it will Hold 3 Times More Ketchup!!)

    02/04/2010 11:51:33 AM PST · by greatdefender · 37 replies · 1,110+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | February 4, 2010 | SARAH SKIDMORE
    <p>PORTLAND, Ore. --The ketchup packet has been around for more than 40 years, and complaints about it for nearly as long: too messy, too small, too hard to open. Now ketchup giant H.J. Heinz Co. is unveiling the first major packaging change to the to-go condiment.</p>
  • Lose Genes, Gain Weight

    01/04/2010 11:24:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 583+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 7 December 2009 | Mitch Leslie
    Obesity is a disease of excess, but a new study suggests that a few obese patients are actually lacking something--a piece of one of their chromosomes. The loss might remove a gene that helps the body manage blood sugar and appetite. Obesity runs in families, and researchers have identified several genetic variants that seem to boost the odds of becoming obese. However, these variants only explain a minority of cases. In the last decade, researchers have discovered that genetic differences among people can stem from lost or duplicated sections of chromosomes, called copy number variants (CNVs). Because of CNVs, for...
  • Commonwealth throws weight behind climate talks

    11/28/2009 1:50:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 892+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/28/09 | Marc Burleigh
    PORT OF SPAIN (AFP) – Commonwealth leaders representing two billion people on the planet on Saturday threw their combined weight behind upcoming climate talks, driving momentum towards a new carbon-cutting treaty. "We, as the Commonwealth, representing one third of the world's population, believe the time for action on climate change has come," Australian Prime Minister Rudd said as he unveiled an agreement struck at a summit in Trinidad. The Port of Spain Climate Change Consensus, backed by all 53 member states of the Commonwealth, supported the December 7-18 climate talks in Copenhagen and committed to seeking a legally binding treaty...
  • What kids drink at 5 could affect weight at 15

    11/06/2009 4:50:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 578+ views
    Reuters Health on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/09 | Joene Hendry
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Parents may be setting their daughters up for weight problems simply by allowing them to drink two or more sweetened drinks daily while young, study findings hint. Higher sweetened beverage intake, such as sodas and fruit and sport drinks, at age 5 years was linked to more body fat during the following 10 years, Dr. Laura Fiorito, at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, told Reuters Health in an email. Higher body fat during the teen years has been tied to long-term overweight and other health problems such as diabetes and later heart disease,...
  • Study Shows Linkage Between Teen Girls' Weight And Sexual Behavior

    10/29/2009 11:13:43 PM PDT · by bogusname · 7 replies · 978+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Oct. 29, 2009 | ScienceDaily
    The study, conducted by Aletha Akers, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues, further links girls at weight extremes with an increased risk for engaging in sexual risk-taking behaviors. "This study will contribute to sexual health education prevention efforts, which can be tailored to address how cultural norms regarding body size may influence adolescent sexual decision making. Knowing how a girl perceives her weight may be just as important as knowing her actual weight," noted Dr. Akers. Of the nearly 7,200 high school girls asked about their sexual...
  • You Snooze, You Lose--Weight

    10/05/2009 8:29:45 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,171+ views
    scientificamerican ^ | September 2009 | Christina Frank
    Lose weight while you sleep? It sounds too good to be true—but recent research indicates that there is a connection between how much you weigh and the amount of shut-eye you get per night. Two hormones, ghrelin and leptin, help to control appetite. When you do not get enough rest, levels of ghrelin, which increases hunger, rise; levels of leptin, which promotes feelings of fullness, sink. A study in the May issue of Psychoneuroendocrinology found a significant disruption in nighttime ghrelin levels in chronic insomniacs. According to the study, this hormone imbalance leads insomniacs to experience an increase in appetite...