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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...
  • PETA says Moore's size a weighty issue

    09/12/2005 5:51:19 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 79 replies · 2,688+ views ^ | May 6, 2004 | Jeannette Walls
    By Jeannette Walls MSNBC Updated: 9:30 a.m. ET May 6, 2004 Michael Moore is making headlines with his controversial documentary, but one group is targeting the filmmaker for his waistline. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has selected the gadfly filmmaker as one of its Flab Five; and is treating him to a Veg Eye for the Fat Guy makeover. Looks like the Downsize This author has been doing too much supersizing,notes PETA. We'll be sending him a nice little care package, a makeover kit filled with health and diet tips, PETA's vegetarian starter kit, and suggestions on how...
  • Living in an ugly area 'makes you obese'

    08/23/2005 12:15:20 AM PDT · by ChristianDefender · 29 replies · 694+ views
    telegraph ^ | 08-23-05 | Celia Hall, Medical Editor
    People surrounded by graffiti, with pavements strewn with litter and broken glass, are more likely to be obese than those living in green and leafy places, said researchers yesterday. The Medical Research Council study, in the British Medical Journal online, drew a strong link between obesity and the environment and said studies showed that neighbourhood "incivilities" such as graffiti, litter, dog dirt and discarded needles were linked to poor health in general. The researchers analysed a World Health Organisation survey on health and housing in eight European countries and looked at people's weight against the areas in which they lived....
  • Woman Files Complaint After Doctor Tells Her She's Obese

    08/22/2005 6:54:25 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 115 replies · 5,620+ views ^ | 08/22/05
    New Hampshire Doctor Outraged By Complaint ROCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire attorney general is investigating a Rochester doctor because a patient complained that he bluntly told her she needed to lose weight. Dr. Terry Bennett said that he's outraged by what he calls a baseless complaint. A patient was apparently insulted when Bennett told her that she was obese and could only get healthier by losing weight. "It's an epidemic in the United States, and it's croaking us," Bennett said. Bennett said that it's a lecture he gives to many of his overweight patients. "It's your weight, ... and...
  • Wisconsin Study Shows About 1 in 5 Obese

    07/09/2005 9:27:19 PM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 29 replies · 397+ views
    Slightly more than one in five Wisconsin residents is obese, according to survey results that indicate obesity increased in the state over a recent 10-year period. ADVERTISEMENT The analysis reported in the Wisconsin Medical Journal included county-by-county results that showed the highest obesity rates at 26 percent in Jefferson County and 23 percent in Chippewa, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Portage and Wood counties. Milwaukee County ranked just below the state average at 19 percent. Among the lowest rates were Dane County at 16 percent and Waukesha and La Crosse counties at 17 percent. The study was based on telephone surveys...
  • Military Says Obese Recruits Put Nation At Risk

    07/03/2005 1:44:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 69 replies · 1,719+ views
    WATERTOWN, Wis. -- With America at war and in need of a few good men and women, Jon Schoenherr expected a warm reception when he walked into an Army recruiting office in this Midwestern farm community, intending to enlist. But a sergeant gave the 17-year-old some surprising news. "He told me I'd have to lose a little bit of weight," said Schoenherr, who dropped 50 pounds to qualify. Besides terrorists, germ warfare and nuclear weapons, military officials increasingly worry about a different kind of threat - troops too fat to fight. Weight issues plague all branches of the military, from...
  • Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds

    05/12/2005 12:02:10 AM PDT · by jb6 · 31 replies · 1,148+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 10 May 2005
    Studies have consistently shown that obese employees in the USA are paid less than normal-weight employees doing similar jobs, leading many people to attribute the gap to prejudice against workers based on their appearance. But new research from Stanford University health economists adds another wrinkle to understanding these pay differentials: obese workers are paid less only when they have employer-sponsored health insurance. These findings, just published in a working paper on the Web site of the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest that employers-recognizing that obese workers are likely to have higher medical costs-compensate with lower pay for them. Given...
  • Big Fat Mistake

    04/21/2005 8:02:40 AM PDT · by EarthStomper · 47 replies · 1,171+ views ^ | 04-21-05 | Radley Balko
    "We misled you. And we plan to keep on misleading you." That's essentially what the Centers for Disease Control announced this week. The agency said Tuesday that it has greatly over-exaggerated the number of lives lost each year to obesity. After years of putting the figure somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000, the agency now says the number is just under 26,000, meaning the government has been telling us obesity is fourteen times the threat it actually is, leading policymakers at all levels of governance to prescribe all matter of intrusive, expensive, choice-restrictive public policies aimed at addressing it. A Lexis...
  • Michael Moore in Conclave, running for Pope

    04/18/2005 2:38:28 PM PDT · by Registered · 17 replies · 1,339+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 04.18.05 | Registered
  • Maradona 'In Love' with Venezuela's Chavez **BARF ALERT**

    03/31/2005 6:42:00 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 1,336+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 31, 2005 | Staff
    CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said on Thursday he was "in love" with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whom he admires for his left-wing political policies. "I like women, but I've fallen in love with Chavez," Argentina's former World Cup winning captain told reporters after having lunch with the Venezuelan leader at the presidential palace. The two embraced afterward. The 44-year-old soccer celebrity, considered one of the greatest players of all time, is also an ardent admirer of Fidel Castro, the Communist President of Cuba where Maradona has lived since 2000 while fighting cocaine addiction.
  • Sponsor dropping idea of reporting student weight on report cards

    02/18/2005 3:23:45 PM PST · by OldSmaj · 4 replies · 236+ views
    Associated Press via Rome-News trubune ^ | February 18, 2005 | Unknown
    02/18/05 Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The sponsor of a legislative bill that would have required public schools to weigh students and list their body mass indices on their report cards says she's dropping the idea. Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, D-Atlanta, said calls and e-mails to her office were running heavily against the proposal. ``I've heard from people loud and clear,'' she said. Benfield said she still hopes to do something to help with childhood obesity, ``but not with this bill.'' The measure would have required public schools to weigh students, calculate their weight in proportion to height and list...
  • CDC Says It Miscalculated Number Of Obesity Deaths

    01/21/2005 11:50:41 PM PST · by SheLion · 21 replies · 1,037+ views
    Health Watch ^ | January 19, 2005
    Inaccuracy Of Widely Reported Study Blamed On Software Error   ATLANTA -- Blaming a computer software error, the government says it overstated the nation's weight problem in a widely reported study last year that said obesity was about to overtake smoking as the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.  OBESITY Map: State Obesity Rates, 2002 State-By-State Obesity Trends MEDLINEplus: Obesity Resources  DIETING Diet & Fitness Section Diet Basics Types Of Diets Menu Maker Diary Of A Fat Man How Do You Lose Weight? What Diets Have You Tried? CALCULATORS What Are Your Calorie Needs? Check Body Mass...
  • (Sorry, Texans) Humorous Japan TV Report on HOUSTON Being "Obesity" Capital of USA (Streaming Video)

    01/14/2005 8:36:18 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 31 replies · 1,857+ views
    Japanese TV (FNN) ran a short report yesterday, highlighting the fact that Houston, Texas was voted as the US city with the most obese population.The report runs about one minute. It does not seem to be particularly flattering of poor Houston, nor overweight people living there (some which are profiled by telephoto lens). The way the clip is done is interesting, if not somewhat humorous, and from a Japanese perspective of rare obesity (but wait 'til it comes to cigarette smoking).At any rate, a short peek of how 'some' Americans are viewed and described, from overseas.
  • Pill 'fails more in obese women' --- "higher risk of pregnancy"

    12/29/2004 6:21:37 AM PST · by bedolido · 24 replies · 807+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/29/2004 | staff writer
    Women who are overweight or obese have a much higher chance of becoming pregnant because their Pill has failed, researchers have found. Overweight women were 60% more likely to fall pregnant while on the Pill. Obese women were 70% more likely, found a study in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by a team from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle. It suggested that of 100 women on the Pill, an extra two to four would fall pregnant due to being overweight. The Pill is usually estimated to be over 99% effective. This means that less than one woman in 100...
  • 'Fat Actress' Kirstie Alley Chooses Jenny Craig to Lose Weight

    12/21/2004 10:28:16 AM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 30 replies · 30,005+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 20, 2004
    Jenny Craig Inc., one of the nation's leading authorities on weight management, announced today that actress Kirstie Alley is the company's "star" client for 2005. In response to recent statements that she wants to lose the very weight that prompted her new Showtime series, "Fat Actress," Jenny Craig has offered Alley and ten of her closest friends the opportunity to participate in the program. Alley is currently working with her Jenny Craig consultants to lose weight and learn how to eat and live healthier. She will star in the company's advertising campaign featuring television commercials that begin airing January 10,...
  • Obese American passengers break the seats on the Queen Mary II

    Obese American passengers break the seats on the Queen Mary II By Rajeev Syal and Elizabeth Day (Filed: 05/12/2004) Dozens of seats on the Queen Mary II, the world's biggest, newest and most luxurious cruise liner, are being broken under the weight of obese passengers. The Telegraph has learned that the French company which supplied the chairs, both fixed and free-standing, claims that it is repairing and replacing them as fast as possible, as they creak and buckle under larger holidaymakers. The disclosure confirms the suspicions of many specialists that fat passengers prefer sea-going holidays to the cramped seating of...
  • Man sacked for being overweight

    11/15/2004 6:18:48 PM PST · by holymoly · 6 replies · 486+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11/15/04 | Ananova
    A thirty stone man has been sacked because he was too fat to get through the security turnstiles at work. Graeme Ivison, 27, also couldn't fit into his decontamination suit at the British Nuclear Fuels plant at Sellafield, Cumbria reports the Mirror. A spokesman said: "He was too overweight to complete tasks essential to his role." Health physics monitor Graeme, from Whitehaven is fighting for his job back. He said: "I'm gutted. I can't tell you how chuffed I was to get a job at Sellafield." "How do you think it feels to have those things said about you publicly?"
  • ich bin ein jelly donut

    11/08/2004 7:35:47 PM PST · by Crush T Velour · 14 replies · 1,669+ views ^ | 11/04/04 | SondraK
  • Elizabeth Edwards back on Fox's Greta show (she had threatened to cancel after Cavuto's comments)

    11/01/2004 6:18:53 PM PST · by Cableguy · 53 replies · 547+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/1/04
    It's a furious fight to the finish and the White House is on the line. What are the campaign's last-minute plans? We'll be joined by Elizabeth Edwards (search), wife of vice presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards, and Liz Cheney (search), senior adviser on the Bush-Cheney campaign and daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney.
  • Studies Add to 'Fat-but-Fit' Debate for Women

    09/07/2004 9:47:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 1 replies · 337+ views
    HealthDayNews by way of Forbes ^ | 7SEP04 | Ed Edelson
    Obese women can ward off heart disease if they exercise. But they place themselves at a higher risk of diabetes if they don't lose weight. Conversely, even thin women elevate their risk of heart trouble if they're physically inactive. However, their risk of diabetes remains lower if their thinness is not the result of regular exercise.Those are the results of a pair of new studies that add to the "fat-but-fit" debate. But it's not a case of either-or, said leaders of both studies, who, incidentally, did not know their reports would appear side by side in the Sept. 8 issue...
  • Alley Goes on Offensive About Weight (Kirsttie Alley's un PC comments on Fat)

    08/02/2004 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Conservomax · 66 replies · 2,532+ views
    NEW YORK — Kirstie Alley (search) has pulled a switch-a-roo on the tabloids. After many photographs splashed in different celebrity magazines documented her noticeable weight gain, the former "Cheers" (search) actress is going on the offensive. With her new Showtime show, "Fat Actress," (search) to begin filming this fall, Alley is by no means shirking the attention to her weight problem. But that's not to say she's happy with her appearance. Alley told People magazine: "The weird thing is, I don't like the way I look — and I like who I am. I like who I am better than...
  • Hollywood Backlash Continues

    07/20/2004 10:06:51 AM PDT · by walford · 64 replies · 3,362+ views
    Utopia Unmasked ^ | William R Alford
    Hollywood Backlash Continuesby William R Alford - July. 20, 2004 Certain entertainment industry figures are having a tough time going beyond their qualifications by engaging in political discourse. 1970s diva Linda Ronstadt was recently booed off the stage for casting filmmaker Michael Moore as a truth-spreading “patriot” and encouraging the audience to see Fahrenheit 9/11. Las Vegas’ Aladdin Hotel president Bill Timmins reportedly had Ronstadt summarily ejected from her quarters for having “spoiled a lovely evening for our guests” by needlessly causing “all bedlam” to break loose. [Note: there were no fires, looting, brawling, etc. – these were not...
  • Moore claims victory over 'Passion of Christ'

    07/02/2004 10:03:19 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 220 replies · 497+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | July 1, 04 | Worldnetdaily
    ASHLAND, Ore. – Whooping and hollering greeted Michael Moore's statement that his virulently anti-Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" beat out Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." "I think Jesus had something to do with that," said Moore during Monday's meeting at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore., part of a national event sponsored by Comparing the initial attendance stats for the two films – and accentuating the one or two measures by which, says Moore, "Fahrenheit" edged out "Passion" – Moore boasted: "I've been feeling for a month He's been very upset at the [selling of] that movie. So...
  • Mark Kennedy no fan of movie ad he's in

    06/04/2004 5:48:44 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 24 replies · 203+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | Friday, June 4, 2004 | BY TOM WEBB, Washington Correspondent
    A Minnesota lawmaker is coming soon to a theater near you — but already, U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy, R-Watertown, is giving the movie a big thumbs-down. The trailer for a controversial new film by liberal gadfly Michael Moore, called "Fahrenheit 9/11," contains a segment where Moore conducts ambush interviews with various members of Congress. Kennedy is among those Moore pursues to inquire, "Congressman, I'm trying to get members of Congress to get their kids to enlist in the Army to go over to Iraq." While the movie's preview — viewable at — shows Moore asking Kennedy the question, it...
  • Obesity set to become No 1 killer in US

    03/10/2004 6:24:05 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 40 replies · 467+ views
    FT ^ | 3/10/04 | Victoria Griffith
    Obesity and lack of exercise will soon overtake smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the US, scientists from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Tuesday. The research prompted the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC's parent, to announce a new national advertising campaign and increased research into obesity and related diseases. "Americans need to understand that [being] overweight and obesity are literally killing us," said Tommy Thompson, HHS secretary. Anti-obesity activists were sceptical that the initiative would make a significant difference. "The government took years to act as aggressively as it might...
  • Dr. John McDougall disses Atkins diet on Al Rantel show

    02/10/2004 7:58:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 80 replies · 462+ views
    dr john mcdougall ^ | 2-10-04 | dfu
    Al Rantel has on a great guest discussing the dangers of the Atkins Diet. As some of you read, Dr. Atkins died as an obese man. You might find Dr. John McDougall's website helpful. He suggests that the ideal diet is 10% fat, 10% protein, 80% carbohydrates. DR. MCDOUGALL WEBSITE
  • What Do Fat People Want?(Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!)

    01/14/2004 1:51:14 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 50 replies · 102,791+ views
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     What Do Fat People Want?  WE WANT fat children to grow up safe from ridicule and physical violence. Such hate crimes rob fat children of their self-esteem and their hope for the future. To this end, we want schools, social service agencies, and courts to recognize, and help alleviate, the socially condoned mistreatment of fat children.WE WANT to be healthy. We also want people to understand that being healthy does not necessarily mean being thin.WE WANT doctors who focus on our health and well-being, not on weight loss.WE WANT doctors to stop pushing dangerous treatments: diets, diet pills, liposuction,...
  • Parents watch as some of our children eat themselves to death

    12/11/2003 2:33:56 PM PST · by Holly_P · 82 replies · 697+ views
    The State ^ | 12/11/03 | Warren Bolton
    IT’S BEEN NEARLY 30 years since John died, and I still find it hard to believe sometimes. John was one of my best friends at A.C. Moore Elementary. He was well overweight for his age and height. He and I spent lots of time together at school and tried to make sure we were always on the same team when we had contests in class or during P.E. I remember one day I was teasing John and he chased me until I fell over a chair. He plopped on top of me and began choking me — or so he...
  • Junk food super-sizing Europeans (blames U.S. partly)

    11/18/2003 10:47:40 AM PST · by Tacos · 12 replies · 207+ views
    USA Today | Nov. 18, 2003 | Ellen Hale
    Every day, rain or shine, Luisa Bornia and her family gather from all corners of this ancient hilltop town for pranzo, the traditional midday Italian meal. Over homemade pasta, vegetables and wine, they hash out the latest issues, then leisurely chat while peeling apples and peaches for dessert. Not for them McDonald's, potato chips, packaged food or da portare via- takeout. "TV dinner? No way. We don't even own a microwave," says Bornia's lanky 19-year-old daughter Elisa. But if the ages-old Mediterranean diet is still the staple in Bornia's household, it is clearly disappearing from plates elsewhere in Italy. Long-touted...
  • Housing agency works to accommodate 772-pound tenant

    11/17/2003 9:53:58 AM PST · by mansion · 80 replies · 799+ views ^ | 11/17/03 | The Associated Press
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The city's public housing agency is trying to resolve a lengthy dispute by accommodating the needs of a 772-pound tenant immobilized by her weight. Carmen Bowen, 44, has been involved in a two-year dispute with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority over how much work must be done to help her move around her apartment. The agency is about to provide her with a handicapped-accessible apartment with extra space to allow an oversized wheelchair to turn. Bowen lives with her 19-year-old son and a caregiver. Still, Bowen filed a discrimination complaint, saying the agency took too long. Housing...
  • Breadmakers feel pain from Atkins diet

    11/08/2003 12:04:57 PM PST · by carlo3b · 216 replies · 2,567+ views ^ | Nov 8 2003 | DAVID SHARP, AP
      Breadmakers feel pain from Atkins diet By DAVID SHARPThe Associated Press11/8/2003, 1:18 p.m. ETPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some bakers around the country are seeing a similar drop in business: With millions of people trying the diet created by the late low-carb guru Dr. Robert Atkins, overall bread sales are flat or down slightly, while bread-bashing seems to be at an all-time high. A sign in Stephen Lanzalotta's bakery reads, "Senza il pane tutto diventa orfano." In Italian, that means, "Without bread everyone's an orphan." But fewer customers are buying his European-style breads and pastries these days — thanks to...