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  • Why fit people dislike the obese

    07/31/2007 8:20:26 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 346 replies · 17,178+ views
    ANI ^ | 31 Jul 2007, 0120 hrs IST | ANI
    LONDON: Overweight people are often bullied and discriminated against because ancient fears that fat humans may be diseased causes their thinner counterparts to dislike them, say scientists. In a study, reported in the journal Evolution and Human Behaviour, the researchers have found that the mere sight of someone who is overweight can trigger feelings of disgust and nausea similar to encountering rotten food. Since bacteria and viruses are invisible, human brains have evolved to react to outward signs of disease like rashes and wounds, and these signs also include excessive body fat, suggests the study. "Antipathy towards obese people is...
  • Study Shows More Iowans Go Hungry (Yet More Obese: Huh?)

    07/20/2007 11:50:57 PM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 43 replies · 1,380+ views
    Study Shows More Iowans Go Hungry A new study shows more Iowans are going hungry. The study by Drake University found that more than one of every ten households are reporting limited or recurrent lack of access to nutritional and safe food. It also connects a lack of healthy food options to obesity in low-income households. The 2007 Hunger in Iowa Report indicates that more Iowans are skipping meals or eating cheaper and less healthy food because of their inability to get nutritional food in a social acceptable way. Other reports were released in 2001 and 2003. The reports are...
  • Huntington, WV businesses told to stop selling junk food to fat people

    07/18/2007 4:40:06 AM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 6 replies · 402+ views
    Zarr Chasm Chronical[sic] ^ | 7/18/07 | Keli Kilohana
    Huntington, WV businesses told to stop selling junk food to fat people The Asssociated Press HUNTINGTON, WV -- Ten Huntington businesses have been put on notice: Do not sell junk food to 19,000 grossly obese Huntington citizens or you could be fined. Attached to the warning letters mailed earlier this month are photos of the 19,000 fat people targeted by city officials. Assistant City Attorney Lora Mayonaise said the Huntington Police Department identified people who have body fat contents of 30% or more. "These people have rights as well, but it's not OK for them to lounge around the downtown...
  • Firefighters remove wall to reach obese woman

    04/04/2007 8:23:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 16 replies · 1,075+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-4-2007 | staff writer
    A US woman weighing 318 kilograms has been rescued from her second-storey bathroom by firefighters, who cut away part of an exterior wall and removed a window before lowering her to the ground.
  • South Pacific is 'fattest region' (USA also on the list).

    02/25/2007 11:54:09 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 17 replies · 722+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, February 26, 2007 (in the UK). | Phil Mercer
    Junk food and lack of exercise are largely to blame A survey on obesity has shown that the South Pacific is the world's most overweight region. The tiny republic of Nauru is the fattest nation on earth. About 94% of its adult population is overweight. The WHO has warned that poor diet and a lack of exercise increase the risk of illness and premature death. Doctors say obesity can lead to heart disease and arthritis, and fat children are increasingly being condemned to a lifetime of ill health and disability. Junk food In a list of the world's 10...
  • Woman risks it all for a new life

    02/23/2007 6:45:23 PM PST · by amchugh · 18 replies · 915+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 23, 2007 | TODD ACKERMAN
    Until she came to Houston's Renaissance Hospital two weeks ago, Renee Williams hadn't left her bed in three years. It took eight people to get her in and out of the ambulance. At her first weigh-in at the hospital, she tipped 850 pounds. Williams this week became what's thought to be the largest female patient to undergo laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, the increasingly popular solution to morbid obesity. Her doctor said he's optimistic her weight may drop to as low as 200 pounds in two years.
  • Fetish for fitness

    02/01/2007 5:43:30 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 22 replies · 844+ views
    Republican-American ^ | February 1, 2007 | Editorial
    The statistics about childhood obesity are well known. About 25 million American children have been labeled overweight and are at greater risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol and other ailments linked their poor nutrition and sloth. These data, of course, negatively spin reality. The U.S. surgeon general says 82 percent of America's children are in very good or excellent health; infant mortality is at an all-time low; childhood immunization is at an all-time high; children are less likely to smoke cigarettes and less likely to give birth as teens. But that hasn't stopped the food police from demanding the government...
  • 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
  • Health Experts: Obesity Pandemic Looms

    09/03/2006 6:16:32 PM PDT · by ECM · 21 replies · 642+ views
    AP via MyWay ^ | Sep 3, 6:52 PM (ET) | ROHAN SULLIVAN
    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - An obesity pandemic threatens to overwhelm health systems around the globe with illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, experts at an international conference warned Sunday. "This insidious, creeping pandemic of obesity is now engulfing the entire world," Paul Zimmet, chairman of the meeting of more than 2,500 experts and health officials, said in a speech opening the weeklong International Congress on Obesity. "It's as big a threat as global warming and bird flu."
  • Call for fertility ban for obese(UK)

    08/30/2006 4:53:09 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 28 replies · 794+ views
    BBC ^ | 30 Aug 2006 | BBC
    Very obese women should be denied fertility treatment, experts say. The British Fertility Society is recommending women with a body mass index of 36 and over should not be allowed access to fertility treatment. Underweight women and those classed just as obese (BMI over 29) should be forced to address their weight before starting treatment, the society said. NHS guidelines say overweight women should be warned of the health risks, but do not impose any ban on treatment. Being overweight can put both the health of the mother and child at risk through problems such as gestational diabetes and high...
  • Waistlines Continue to Grow in U.S.

    08/29/2006 10:12:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 772+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/06 | Kevin Freking - ap
    WASHINGTON - The gravy train — make that the sausage, biscuits and gravy train — just kept on rolling in most of America last year, with 31 states showing an increase in obesity. Mississippi continued to lead the way. An estimated 29.5 percent of adults there are considered obese. That's an increase of 1.1 percentage points when compared with last year's report, which is compiled by Trust for America's Health, an advocacy group that promotes increased funding for public health programs. Meanwhile, Colorado remains the leanest state. About 16.9 percent of its adults are considered obese. That mark was also...
  • 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...
  • Survey: Most Obese Claim to Eat Healthy

    08/02/2006 3:37:05 PM PDT · by nckerr · 96 replies · 1,569+ views
    AP Via Forbes ^ | 8-2-2006 | Mike Stobbe
    Survey: Most Obese Claim to Eat Healthy By MIKE STOBBE , 08.01.2006, 11:59 PM More than three-quarters of obese Americans say they have healthy eating habits, according to a survey of more than 11,000 people. About 40 percent of obese people also said they do "vigorous" exercise at least three times a week, the telephone survey found. "There is, perhaps, some denial going on. Or there is a lack of understanding of what does it mean to be eating healthy, and what is vigorous exercise," said Dr. David Schutt of Thomson Medstat, the Michigan-based health-care research firm that conducted the...
  • Happy Birthday, Sen. Ted Kennedy--NOT!!!

    02/22/2006 7:26:51 PM PST · by ExcursionGuy84 · 20 replies · 518+ views
    ExcursionGuy84 | 02/22/2006 | ExcursionGuy84
    On my way home from work, while listening to my favorite local Christian station, 89.7 WMCU "Spirit" FM... The DJ mentioned that today was Senator Edward Kennedy's birthday...74 years "young", I quote. I nearly hurled.
  • Kennedy's Love Child Speaks Out: "I Have the Classic Kennedy Drinking Problem"

    01/26/2006 5:28:09 AM PST · by bikepacker67 · 34 replies · 1,528+ views
    What started out as a frontpage supermarket tabloid story in the National Enquirer regarding Senator Ted Kennedy's "love child," is slowly but surely gaining some traction in the mainstream news media. After the story of appeared in the Enquirer, the Boston Herald in Kennedy's own backyard ran a similar story. Now the largest circulation newspaper in the Big Apple, the New York Daily News -- a decidedly liberal news organization -- is running a follow-up story. According to a column in the NY Daily News, Ted Kennedy's alleged love child, Christopher Allen, appears to have corroborated The National Enquirer's claim...
  • Healthy Habits And The Bottom Line - Scotts Miracle Grow...Again!

    01/23/2006 3:50:18 PM PST · by SheLion · 141 replies · 2,849+ views ^ | 20 January 2006
    (CBS) It's lunchtime at the Scotts Miracle-Gro headquarters near Columbus, Ohio, and the eating is healthy. "I'll have some salmon," a worker said. That's because the company that helps Americans grow their gardens is trying to trim its workers waists — and $24 million pear year in health care costs. So there's a full time doctor and a new clinic, which is free to workers and families enrolled in the company medical plan. There is a drive through pharmacy with generic drugs — and right next door: the new gym. It's also free to those who work out more than twice...
  • NHS May Not Treat Smokers, Drinkers Or Obese (UK)

    12/08/2005 5:44:11 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,847+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2005 | Celia Hall
    NHS may not treat smokers, drinkers or obese By Celia Hall, Medical Editor (Filed: 09/12/2005) People who are grossly overweight, who smoke heavily or drink excessively could be denied surgery or drugs following a decision by a Government agency yesterday.The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) which advises on the clinical and cost effectiveness of treatments for the NHS, said that in some cases the "self-inflicted" nature of an illness should be taken into account. But the report bars any discrimination against patients on grounds of age alone. Nice stressed that people should not be discriminated against by...
  • Help the obese: snigger

    11/27/2005 6:51:42 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 116 replies · 2,731+ views
    The Sunday Times (London) ^ | 11/27/2005 | Christopher Hart
    The NHS in east Suffolk has announced that it will no longer perform hip or knee replacements on people classed as “obese”. Never mind that the definition it uses for obesity — a body mass index of 30 or higher — is increasingly discredited, and that a much more reliable way of measuring healthy weight is waist-to-hip ratio. (It should be 0.9 or less in men, and 0.85 or less in women; you can check it on ). A greater objection to this denial of treatment to fatties on account of their self-inflicted fatness is: where on earth do...
  • Black Colleges Aiming to Fight Obesity [Norfolk State University]

    10/24/2005 6:02:34 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 19 replies · 710+ views
    AOL News ^ | Oct. 23, 2005 | DIONNE WALKER,
    Black Colleges Aiming to Fight ObesityBy DIONNE WALKER, AP NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 23) - As students talk over the thump of rapper Chingy's "Right Thurr," Tina Carroll stands in a corner of the university dining hall deliberating. At 187 pounds, 22-year-old graduate student Tina Carroll is well above what's recommended for her 5-foot-2 frame. Piled in front of her are sliced carrots, peas and steaming squash chunks. Nearby, breaded chicken patties fan out like meaty playing cards, and french fries glisten in fat-laden glory. Carroll nibbles her manicured fingernails, her eyes darting between each selection. At 187 pounds - well...
  • 'Overweight threat' for most of US

    10/03/2005 11:33:03 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 721+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 October 2005
    THE US obesity problem might be more serious than previously believed and most adults in the United States were at risk of becoming overweight or obese, US researchers said today. In a government study that followed 4000 participants over 30 years, researchers found that 90 per cent of men and 70 per cent of women were overweight or later became overweight. "National surveys and other studies have told us that the United States has a major weight problem, but this study suggests that we could have an even more serious degree of overweight and obesity (cases) over the next few...