1. Blueneck

    Should morbid obesity be a qualifier for Disability?

    I have a cousin who is struggling with obesity. Big time. It's wrecking her joints (every pound of excess weight adds four pounds of stress to your joints), she's borderline diabetic, has high blood pressure and there is a history heart problems on both her parents side of her family. Her...
  2. Devil505

    Right Wingers answer to children's obesity in this country

    The real obesity problem in this country is due to to much gravity, not overeating with little exercise. President Trump will be signing an executive order reducing the law of gravity and firing Bob Mueller.
  3. bajisima

    Standing desks: A solution for childhood obesity?

    "Being told to “sit still” in the classroom may soon be a thing of the past. Schools in a growing number of jurisdictions are experimenting with the once-faddish, now commonplace tool of the modern office dweller: the standing desk." "For generations raised on the idea that in order to learn...
  4. bajisima

    More evidence chemicals linked to diabetes and obesity

    Very interesting.. "Evidence is starting to tie hormone-disrupting chemicals to obesity and diabetes, experts said Monday, adding that regulators and researchers need to take steps to reduce human exposure to them." "The chemicals, including bisphenol A and phthalates, are everywhere — and...
  5. B

    Do You Think Fast Food Restaurants Are Responsible For Child Obesity?

    Yes the saying "you are what you eat" does have something to do with the issue, that children are becoming so overweight, not only because kids are eating whatever they want at home but also because there is no actual structured outdoor/indoor exercise. I personally believe that the fast food...
  6. A

    The rate of obesity is higher among poor people.

    All we have noticed that American nation suffers from obesity severely. I would like to ask some questions here. Why is the rate of obesity higher among poor population? The opposite seems to be more expected and explainable. And what explains the differing rates of obesity among various...
  7. bajisima

    Diet soda drinkers more likely to have obesity issues

    It seems diet soda drinkers have triple the abdominal fat — that’s what researchers found among nearly 750 people over 65 who drank diet soda compared to people who did not drink diet soda, even when the researchers took into account diabetes, smoking, and exercise. Three thoughts as to why...
  8. bajisima

    Researchers find that flame retardant materials lead to obesity

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have discovered a link between fire retardant materials and obesity. "Researchers at the University of New Hampshire say that synthetic flame retardants used in couches and other furnishing and home electronics have been found to cause metabolic...
  9. P

    Obama Fights With Obesity in India

    In a joint radio appearance with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, President Barack Obama said there is a “worldwide epidemic of obesity” and that he looks forward to working with the government of India and non-governmental organizations on the “issue of obesity” in India. Obama...
  10. bajisima

    Is obesity a disabilty?

    Europes highest court has decided that obesity can be considered a disability in many circumstances. Should the US follow suit? Should being obese make it into the Americans with Disabilities Act? BBC News - Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU courts rule
  11. bajisima

    Antibiotics linked to obesity?

    According to new studies, children who have had several courses of antibiotics before age 2 are more likely to be obese. "The JAMA Pediatrics report found children who had had four or more courses by the age of two were at a 10% higher risk of being obese. But scientists warn this does not...
  12. EightiesRetroKid

    Why we is so fat in the south a regional obesity crisis in dixie

    In the south we have a culture that breeds eating and more eating but the fact is that if you live off a steady diet of barbecue, fried chicken, and biscuits and gravy it is not surprising that many of us are extremely overweight I weigh 340 pounds and I am preparing for lap band surgery to get...
  13. bajisima

    EU considering classifying obesity as a disability

    The EU is deciding whether to call their rising obesity epidemic a disability. "Audrey Williams, an employment discrimination expert at Eversheds law firm, said the judges would have to decide "whether obesity itself should trigger preferential rights, or should only impact where an...
  14. T

    Fat Shaming: Are You Doing Your Part To End Obesity?

    Americans have evolved into a herd of swag-bellied gluttons. A leading health academic has called for fat people to be ‘shamed and beat upon socially’ in order to halt the obesity crisis. In a controversial article, Daniel Callahan, the 82-year-old president emeritus of The Hastings Center a...
  15. meridian5455

    There's no such thing as healthy obesity

    Study: There's no such thing as healthy obesity ? The Chart - CNN.com Blogs I hear people all the time saying that they are overweight, but have no health issues otherwise. Apparently, this is not true, no matter what they tell themselves. Simply wishful thinking. You want to be healthy? Lose...
  16. R

    How Liberalism is like Obesity:

    #1. Obesity often comes about, when individuals do not get enough physical exercise. Liberalism (We can call it "Mental Obesity."), often comes about when individuals do not work their mental muscle enough. #2. The foods we eat can often lead to belly fat. Liberalism is the mental...
  17. S

    Can The Government PREVENT Obesity Or Should People Stop Being Gluttonous

    All the time you hear the NANNY STATE supporters cry about the OBESITY EPEDEMIC and MOOCHelle Obama is out there tampering with our school lunch programs yet everytime the media catches here and OBAMA out they be eating Cheeseburgers and greasy chicken can you say HIPPOCRITS Obesity is SIMPLE...
  18. Rasselas

    Childhood Obesity Down because of WIC?

    According to this article the recent small drop in the obesity rate for poor children in the US may be due to a smart change in government policy. The WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children) provides very narrowly tailored food assistance to poor children as well as pregnant and lactating...
  19. meridian5455

    Obesity is not a disease

    Opinion: Fat people say #IAmNotADisease - CNN.com In deciding last week to label one third of Americans -- fat people -- as diseased, the American Medical Association not only went against the advice of its own experts, they also failed to include anyone from fat community in that...
  20. bajisima

    AMA officially labels obesity as a disease

    The AMA officially is recognizing obesity as a disease. Not sure what to think about this. Sure obesity leads to disease but is it a disease? Will medications be required instead of healthy lifechoices? Seems we are always looking for the "magic pill" and I worry obese people will blame...