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

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

By Josh Wolford March 4, 2015

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 …

Study: Shaming Doesn't Help Obese People Lose Weight Study: Shaming Doesn't Help Obese People Lose Weight

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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 …

Fat Cells’ DNA Changes After Exercise, Shows Study 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 …

Weight Loss Doesn't Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics Weight Loss Doesn't Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics

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 …

AMA Calls Obesity a Disease at Annual Meeting AMA Calls Obesity a Disease at Annual Meeting

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 …

Ricky Naputi: 900 lb. Man Gets New TLC Show Ricky Naputi: 900 lb. Man Gets New TLC Show

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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 …

Obesity Tied to More Rapid Cognitive Decline 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 …

Fattest State in America Revealed by the CDC Fattest State in America Revealed by the CDC

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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. …

Mad Men Triggers @FatBettyFrancis Twitter Account Mad Men Triggers @FatBettyFrancis Twitter Account

The new season of Mad Men has the internet abuzz with parodies, promotions and all kinds of publicity on social media sites. The latest is a fake twitter Warning: Spoilers One of the major sub-plots to last weeks episode was …