All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘fat’

Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Status Draws Ire, Petition

Last year, Facebook added the ability to supplement your normal status updates with emojis linked to certain feelings and activities. There are now hundreds of options. But a couple of the “feeling” emoji options are rubbing some activists the wrong way – and they want Facebook to remove them. A Change.org petition demanding Facebook remove the “feeling fat” emoji is …

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Rob Kardashian Is Fat, And He’s Embarrassed; Kanye West Reaches Out

In the season finale of hit reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the shocking reason behind Rob Kardashian’s absence at his sister’s wedding is finally revealed. The male Kardashian skipped out on sister Kim’s wedding to rapper Kanye West after reading rude comments about himself online. In the episode that aired yesterday, Scott Disick broke the news that …

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Kandi Burruss Shows Off Body After Fat Comments

The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars have been known for their continuous drama. However, when Kenya Moore made her latest comment on Kandi Burruss’ weight, Kandi decided to take it upon herself to prove that she has a sexy body, with a series of photos on Instagram. During the December 22 episode, the wives took a mini vacation to a …

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FDA: Trans Fats Unsafe, to be Banned in Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced its intention to classify trans fats known as partially hydrogenated oils as not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. The classification is set to go into effect after 60 days, after which the trans fats would be classified as “food additives” and could not be used in food. If …

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Jennifer Lawrence called Fat and told to Diet

Jennifer Lawrence has been staying busy lately with her work as the face of “The Hunger Games”, and then her starring role in “Silver Linings Playbook”. Recently, she had a chance to sit down with a rep from Harper’s Bazaar U.K. magazine and discuss what her acting career was like before her Oscar winning days. Lawrence said when she first …

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Shaming Doesn’t Help Obese People Lose Weight, Shows Study

Americans are now larger than ever, and predicted to become even larger over the next few decades. Along with the rise in obesity has come a rise in associated health problems and costs. Medical professionals across the U.S. are now searching for strategies to motivate weight loss in the population. According to a new study out this week, shaming patients …

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Fat Cells’ DNA Changes After Exercise, Shows Study

Everyone knows that exercise is good for human health, but a new study has shown that it can actually alter DNA expression in our bodies. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, looked at fat cells in the bodies of 23 “slightly overweight,” but otherwise healthy middle-aged men. Though the men had not previously exercised, they were put on …

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Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study

A long-term study of weight loss among Type 2 diabetics has just concluded, yielding interesting results that have been published in the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The 11-year trial looked at more than 5,000 patients with Type 2 diabetes. The study was done by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh as part of the …

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AMA: Obesity is a Disease, Remove Sugary Drinks From SNAP

The American Medical Association (AMA) this week held its annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The doctors attending the meeting have a large influence on the strategies medical professionals across the U.S. use to combat illnesses. Of the many topics taken up at the meeting, one simple change in wording could have a greater effect on Americans than any other topic. …

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Ricky Naputi: 900 lb. Man Gets New TLC Show

It’s well-known that a large number of Americans are overweight, and predictions seem to indicate that the issue will only get worse as time goes on. What isn’t as well-known is that the U.S. territory of Guam may be even worse. This week, cable TV channel TLC aired a documentary highlighting one man’s weight difficulties on the island of Guam. …

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Obesity Tied to More Rapid Cognitive Decline

A study published today in the journal Neruology has found that people who are both obese and metabolically abnormal can expect to have their metal capabilities degrade at a faster rate than those who don’t suffer similar health issues. The study, a Whitehall cohort study, looked at 6,401 adults between the ages of 39 and 63 years old. Those labeled …

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Fattest State in America Revealed by the CDC

It’s common knowledge that Americans are getting fatter, but the statistics paint a bleak picture of just how large we are, as well as how disparate different regions of the U.S. are in terms of the size of their people. This week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention released its latest map showing adult obesity rates in …

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