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  • Black, Fat And Muslim: Detroit Model Doesn’t Mind Making People Uncomfortable

    09/29/2017 4:47:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    CBS ^ | 9-28-17 | Zahra Huber
    “I’m fat, I’m black, and I’m very visibly Muslim, this is going to make some people angry, and it’s going to empower some,” Vernon told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Zahra Huber. Vernon had some doubts before making the video, as she knew that she would receive a lot of negative comments. She changed her mind, and decided she wanted to “show people stuff that’s never been done before, by a person who looks like me. I’m going to be super true, super raw, super high-fashioned with it, to basically make you see it,” said Vernon. She admitted that she lacked self-confidence,...
  • Insurers Oppose Cruz Amendment to Republican Health-Care Bill

    07/15/2017 12:06:34 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 14 2017 | Anna Wilde Mathews
    [Cruz's] Provision would allow insurers to sell plans that aren’t compliant with Affordable Care Act
  • New York Dems Hand Six-Figure Job To Woman Too Fat To Work (diarrhea alert- LOL)

    06/23/2017 9:47:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 58 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 6-2017 | JackCrowe
    The all-Democratic city council in suburban White Plains, N.Y., gave its party chairperson a six-figure judicial seat despite the fact that she is too obese to climb the three steps to the bench. City judge Elizabeth Shollenberger, who suffers from a digestive disorder and obesity, was appointed to the $175,500-a-year job in December and has since disgusted her colleagues with gastrointestinal issues. “She would come in and we would see the diarrhea running down her leg and to the floor,” one court worker told the NY Post. “She would soil the chair and then ask for a new one.” Shollenberger...
  • The chunky monkey! Macaque nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty' gorges on tourists' food in Thailand

    04/28/2017 8:31:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 07:59 EDT, 28 April 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    The 33lb long-tailed macaque weighs twice the normal weight of a macaque Nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty', the monkey was fed by tourists in a Bangkok market Wildlife officials took him in for a health check and monkey 'fat camp' He has been put on a strict diet and made to run a around with other animals They say the money is not sick and that they want him to return to the wild An obese monkey in Thailand is being sent to a fat camp after ballooning to twice the normal weight for his species - by gorging on food from...
  • 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...
  • Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in ´most severe ever´ rationing in the NHS

    09/04/2016 8:39:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/4/16 | Henry Bodkin
    Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – will be barred from most surgery for up to a year amid increasingly desperate measures to plug a funding black hole. The restrictions will apply to standard hip and knee operations. The decision, described by the Royal College of Surgeons as the “most severe the modern NHS has ever...
  • GOP senators move to keep women out of military draft

    06/01/2016 6:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action Blog ^ | May 31, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    A group of Senate Republicans wants to remove a controversial provision from the Senate's annual defense policy bill that would require women to register for the draft. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would remove the provision and block any court, including the Supreme Court, from hearing cases about who must register with the Selective Service System. The debate over requiring women to take part has split Congressional Republicans, and opponents argue that Congress needs to spend more time studying the issue. Lee’s amendment would add a section into the...
  • Fat? Maybe you can’t blame your genes after all

    05/02/2016 9:14:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/16 | Patrick Hahn
    An impressive array of brainpower —“Fat? Blame your genes, say doctors” —“Overweight? Maybe you really can blame your genes” —“Blame your genes for obesity” Headlines such as these have become a staple of science and health journalism. Are they right? Are obese people really helpless victims of their genes? Let us begin by distinguishing between “monogenic” obesity and what scientists call “common” obesity. Monogenic obesity, as the name implies, is caused by a mutation in a single gene, which is inherited in a Mendelian fashion, just as conditions such as sickle-cell anemia and cystic fibrosis are. In the case of...
  • It's XXXXXXXXL UK: Obesity crisis sweeping Britain is laid bare as demand soars for 8XL waistbands

    04/08/2016 4:16:34 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 50 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 4/2/2016 | ROSIE TAYLOR and SANCHEZ MANNING
    The obesity crisis sweeping Britain is now so acute that dozens of shops are selling XXXXXXXXL size clothes. A huge 8XL T-shirt would fit an incredible 80in chest and 80in waist – the equivalent of almost seven feet in circumference. Demand for supersize clothes has increased so much in recent years that one in ten items now sold in plus size stores is 8XL
  • BMI mislabels 54 million Americans as 'overweight' or 'obese,' study says

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

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

    08/17/2015 4:04:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | August 17, 2015 | Joseph Serna
    The Police Foundation, a research group based in Washington, D.C., released a detailed report Monday on how Stockton police responded to the July 16, 2014, armed robbery of a Bank of the West branch, where three gunmen took three women hostage and fired at officers from a speeding SUV. The group found that 32 officers unloaded more than 600 rounds during the hour-long rolling gun battle, which spanned three counties, 63 miles of highway and reached speeds of 120 mph. One of the hostages, Misty Holt-Singh, was killed when she was struck by 10 police bullets, authorities said. The two...
  • 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...
  • Sorry, Mate, You're Too Fat: New Zealand kicks Obese Chef Out Of The Country [Headline Truncated]

    07/27/2013 8:33:14 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 29 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 7/27/2013 | Jaymi McCann
    Albert Buitenhuis was told he was too heavy to stay in New Zealand. Weighs 20 stone six pounds, five stone less than when he moved there. He and wife Marthie are facing deportation from their Christ Church home. Albert is five feet ten inches tall and has a Body Mass Index of 40. An obese chef has been told he is too fat to live in New Zealand, even though he has lost 66lb since moving there six years ago. Albert Buitenhuis, who weighs 20 stone six pounds, was told that it may place demands on the New Zealand health...
  • Michelle Obama to La Raza: Hispanic kids more obese - less active

    07/24/2013 10:43:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/23/13 | CHARLIE SPIERING |
    Speaking to the National Council of La Raza Tuesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama shared her deep love of Chicago soul food with the Hispanic activists, but warned Hispanic parents that they could be putting their kids in danger by feeding them too much. The First Lady noted that changes in the modern family life were affecting Hispanic families in America. “Sadly all these changes and how we live and eat are having a devastating effect on our children’s health,” she said. “Right now nearly 40 percent Hispanic children in this country are overweight or obese – nearly 50 percent...
  • Boy Scouts of America Jamboree Camp excludes obese Boy Scouts

    07/16/2013 9:44:13 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 55 replies
    "We required a level of fitness in order to come to the Jamboree that we haven't required before," McCarthy said. "And that has motivated an enormous return in terms of both kids and adults getting serious about improving their health."
  • Mexico takes over from the U.S. as the fattest nation on earth

    07/08/2013 9:03:44 PM PDT · by dennisw · 33 replies
    dailymail ^ | 8 July 2013 | By Olivia Williams
    Part of the difficulty is that the crisis has taken hold rapidly - In 1989, fewer than 10 percent of Mexican adults had any weight problems. Studies show that Mexicans are eating more processed foods than ever before and fewer whole grains and vegetables. This year was the first time Mexico has inched ahead into first place, with a 32.8 per cent obesity rate to America's 31.8 per cent. However, this was only among the most populated countries of the world. Both Mexico and the U.S. have nothing on the small countries such as American Samoa in the Pacific where...
  • After weight-loss surgery, new gut bacteria keep obesity away

    03/27/2013 3:00:03 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 7 replies
    REUTERs ^ | Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:01pm EDT | By Sharon Begley
    The logic behind weight-loss surgery seems simple: rearrange the digestive tract so the stomach can hold less food and the food bypasses part of the small intestine, allowing fewer of a meal's calories to be absorbed. Bye-bye, obesity. A study of lab mice, published on Wednesday, begs to differ. It concludes that one of the most common and effective forms of bariatric surgery, called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, melts away pounds not - or not only - by re-routing the digestive tract, as long thought, but by changing the bacteria in the gut. Or, in non-scientific terms, the surgery somehow replaces...
  • Study suggests lower death risk for the overweight

    01/01/2013 8:28:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-1-13 | Pam Belluck
    A century ago, Elsie Scheel was the perfect woman. So said a 1912 article in The New York Times about how Scheel, 24, was chosen by the "medical examiner of the 400 "coeds"' at Cornell University as a woman "whose very presence bespeaks perfect health." Scheel, however, was hardly model-thin. At 5 feet 7 and 171 pounds, she would, by today's medical standards, be clearly overweight. (Her body mass index was 27; 25 to 29.9 is overweight.) But a new report suggests that Scheel may have been onto something. The report on nearly 3 million people found that those whose...
  • TV anchor Jennifer Livingston blasts viewer who attacked her weight

    10/03/2012 5:51:11 AM PDT · by RochesterNYconservative · 154 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Oct. 2, 2012 | Christine Roberts
    A local news anchor took the air Tuesday to blast a viewer who attacked her for being overweight. Jennifer Livingston of WKBT in La Crosse, Wis., slammed the viewer on-air after he wrote in to complain that Livingston wasn't "a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular" because of her size. "I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years," the viewer wrote in the email titled "Community Responsibility." "I leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy...