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Sedentary work and obesity: another view by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 07 Jun 2011 8:16am On May 26, the New York Times published a report of a new study on causes of obesity.  The study examined changing rates of physical activity in the workplace. Its conclusion?  Sedentary work is a major cause of rising rates of obesity in the United States. The shift translates to an average decline of 120 to 140 calories a day in physica ... Read on »
A more complex view of obesity by Attrice .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Nov 2009 7:16pm So a few posts ago I said I would share some of my thoughts on Dr Sharma’s etiological assessment of obesity. You can check out his handy-dandy chart below: This comes from the thought (outlined in the first link in the post) that the accumulation of excess fat is not in and of itself a disorder, but rather a sign that something is h ... Read on »
Is Obesity a Disease? The View From Where I Sit by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted Sun 23 Jun 2013 1:52pm by Barbara Berkeley, MD Last week, the AMA announced that they now considered obesity to be a disease.  This announcement set off the usual firestorm: swarms of posts and comments on the internet and elsewhere by highly opinionated people, each of whom was certain of his or her position.  There were those who were predictably outraged ("o ... Read on »
Health Briefs TV To Present View On Obesity Segment This Fall by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 30 Oct 2013 11:00pm The compelling health show will air a segment focusing on obesity and its affects this fall. The producers of Health Briefs TV announce they are working on a segment which will examine obesity and its affects on the human body. It will also review other health-related problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoarthritis – al ... Read on »
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy by Medline Plus Posted Thu 24 Jul 2014 1:00pm They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities , Obesity in Children , Parenting Read on »
Pregnancy and Obesity by Tina C. Naturopathic DoctorHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 26 Jul 2008 10:18am Pregnant women who are also obese have a significant increase in pregnancy and delivery complications over women who are not obese. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) or 30 or greater. Sadly, the stillbirth rate is tripled in obese women. Obesity is the number one concern in pregnant women; it has replaced smoking, which used to be the ... Read on »
Health News & Views: A Work Update! by ChelseaEatsTreats Posted Fri 02 May 2014 1:17pm Hi friends! Happy Friday! I actually don’t have a Favorite Things Friday post for you today, since most of my week was dreary, cold, wet, and not too exciting. However the weather finally cleared up yesterday and I was able to run in to Georgetown for another Barre3 class , which was really nice. Oh, hello! Check out t ... Read on »
Can Marijuana Cure Obesity? by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 12 Sep 2011 9:01am For those who remember the days when “the munchies” were a basic given if you indulged in a little pot-smoking, the news seems counter-intuitive. However, according to studies, new research appears to show that marijuana smokers may actually face lower risks for obesity than those who never inhale. The study cited was conducted by Fr ... Read on »
Similarities and differences between BED and anorexia by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Jun 2009 10:03pm For most people, anorexia nervosa and binge eating seem pretty much as opposite as you can get: one involves extreme food denial, and one involves extreme food consumption. There also appear to be preexisting biochemical differences between the two disorders. On the other hand, all types of eating disorders show a correlation with mood and anxiet ... Read on »
Obesity: comment is free by Maria Verivaki Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Jan 2014 12:00am There's a lot of discussion going on these days about the food people are 'forced' to eat in highly developed countries. My reading this week started off with a Guardian comment-is-free discussion of how obesity cannot just be controlled through personal responsibility alone  (written by an Australian contributor) - in other words, the state ... Read on »