Trouble Hearing Is Linked to Obesity in Women

Obesity causes a litany of problems and is associated with even more–including hearing loss. There’s a link between body mass index (BMI) and hearing loss in women. Read more…

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Why Car Crashes Are More Fatal to Obese Drivers

Health at any size certainly doesn’t make sense if obese people are more likely than slimmer people to die in a car accident. This is yet one more blow to the idea that any size body can be a healthy body. Read more…

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Why Obesity Bad for Tall People

Being obese in combination with being tall creates a potential fatal medical condition that isn’t as likely in a shorter but obese individual. Read more…

Obesity Health|

The Link Between Obesity and Being Religious: Chicken or Egg?

. How can religion lead to obesity? Or is it that fat people are drawn to organized religion? What’s truly going on here? The link between middle age obesity and religion has already been established. What researchers wanted to know is the cause-and-effect relationship between religious involvement and obesity. So researchers from Northwestern Medicine decided to find out. Read more…

Obesity & Exercise, Obesity Health|

Fat & Active? You’re Not As Healthy As Skinny Active

. Skinny active beats  fat active hands-down. Oddly, the comparison typically is sedentary-thin vs. fat-active. This isn’t a fair comparison; it’s an apples to oranges comparison. Read more…

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Is Obesity Selfish? Is Getting Fat Not Fair to Family?

. The war rages whether or not obesity is selfish. It’s like, “How can that mother allow herself to get that way? Her young kids will lose their mother early in life.” Have you heard it put that way before? Read more…

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Obesity & Fat: Why People Should Not Come in All Sizes

. How many times have you heard an overweight person, who’s been unable to lose the excess fat despite years of “trying everything,” insist that “people come in all sizes”? Read more…

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BMI (Body Mass Index), Waist Size, Predict Fatal Heart Disease

Though BMI (body mass index) and waist size are standard risk factors for heart disease, it has also been shown that these two factors can predict risk of fatal heart disease (as well as non-fatal). Read more…

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Why Obesity Is Never Healthy, Despite Latest Study Results

. The latest study now strongly hints that obesity may be healthy and that obese people live just as long as thinner people. Read more…

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Fat Acceptance vs. Thin Acceptance: Obesity Never Healthy

. Would your doctor rather you be fat or thin? Fat acceptance is wrong on so many levels. The fat acceptance movement needs to be reversed immediately. Obesity is never healthy. Read more…

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Why It’s Okay for Obese to Focus on Weight Loss

. A growing movement insists that it’s harmful for the overweight and obese to focus on weight loss, but here is why they are very wrong. Read more…

Obesity & Exercise, Obesity Health|

“Healthy and Fat” not Possible with Clogged Arteries

Don’t jump on the “fit and fat” bandwagon; all that extra weight clogs arteries. Is there really a such thing as being healthy at the same time as being obese, just because there are no Read more...

Heart Attack Risks, Heart Disease, Obesity Health|

Can Obesity Itself Cause Bleeding Belly Button?

“Obesity itself does not cause a bleeding belly button, but it may contribute,” says Kathryn Boling, MD, a board certified family medicine practitioner with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Boling explains, “The most Read more...

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Can a Binge Eater Eat Himself to Death? Yes, in Case of Rare Genetic Disorder

There is a genetic defect that is estimated to afflict one in 5,000 obese people. It is NOT called "binge eating disorder," even though those afflicted will binge-eat every chance they get. It’s believed that Read more...

Obesity Health, Prader-Willi Syndrome|

My 600 Pound Life: Pauline Is Another Penny

Penny from “My 600 Pound Life” now has a twin sister, Pauline, who’s in denial and refuses to take responsibility. The Feb. 18 airing of “My 600 Pound Life” was viewers’ first exposure to Pauline, Read more...

600 Pound Life, Obesity Health|

Black Women’s Obesity: Treadmill Desk Can Help

The amount of sitting time on the job by black women is linked to obesity risk; a risk factor that’s independent of how much exercise they get outside the workplace. This association is also found Read more...

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Being Thin vs. Fat and the Risk of Early Death

Being skinny may seem healthier than being fat, but research demonstrates that an underweight body is at considerable risk for early mortality, in a very similar way that obesity heightens the risk. The investigation was Read more...

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Fat Acceptance Doesn’t Include Knee Replacement Risk

Obesity is a major factor in the dramatic increase in knee replacement surgeries, making a bad case for “fit and fat.” A new demographic study is in that crushes the idea that a person can Read more...

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Having Knee Replacement Surgery? Lose Weight First

  If you have a total knee replacement surgery planned, you’d be doing yourself a huge favor by losing weight before having this procedure done. Weight loss prior to knee replacement surgery is definitely something Read more...

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Why Excess Fat Around Heart Is so Dangerous

Emory University School of Medicine cardiologists note that X-ray via CT can measure the size of the fat layer surrounding the heart. The fat layer around the heart is called epicardial adipose tissue. Knowing the size of Read more...

Heart Disease Causes, Obesity Health|
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