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Beyond the obesity argument by Liz S. Facebook Posted Sun 28 Nov 2010 12:00am Much has been made about local and state governments stepping in to ban use or sale of some foods, drinks, or compounds in foods. The argument is that bans on items like trans fats in restaurants , sugary drinks and junk food in school vending machines or even fast food outlets within a certain radius of schools is in response to the gro ... Read on »
Germany Considers Obesity Tax by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 10:00am Marco Wanderwitz, a conservative member of parliament for the German state of Saxony, said it is unfair and unsustainable for the taxpayer to carry the entire cost of treating obesity-related illnesses in the public health system. “I think that it would be sensible if those who deliberately lead unhealthy lives would be held fina ... Read on »
Is the Obesity Epidemic Exaggerated? by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 09 Jul 2014 2:14am Obesity has reached epidemic proportions. People are fat and getting fatter, with no end in sight. Even kids are fat these days. Right? We’ve all seen the picture of the McDonald’s-eating toddler and heard the dire nightly news reports about growing obesity narrating back shots of anonymous overweight families trudging along with wedgies and sh ... Read on »
Gendering responsibility for child obesity by Social Psychology Eye Posted Fri 01 Oct 2010 6:27am The Daily Mail’s recent article ‘Has feminism killed the art of home cooking?’ serves as an example of the mediated discourses which hold feminist values and therefore women, as responsible for the so-called child obesity epidemic (WHO, 2010). The argument centers on three discourses – morality, science and gender. In contemporary societi ... Read on »
Obesity in the Workplace: A Sarcastic Rant by Rob Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Nov 2009 10:00pm These days, employers are starting to penalize their workers for lifestyle choices by charging higher health insurance premiums. Obesity seems to be the hot topic these days -- a condition which may or may not be the result of a lifestyle choice. For the sake of argument, let's assume that every obese person is fat because they choose to be th ... 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 »
You Ask, I Answer: Jules Hirsch/Rudolph Leibel Obesity Research by Andy B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 8:14pm I can't find [their studies]. I do have access to medical and nutrition journals - they are all online, and anyone can access them for about $8 per article - and I still can't find this report. Nothing from Hirsch and Leibel in 1950s or 1960s. I have just basic questions about the study - how big was the stud ... Read on »
Don’t call us fat or obese ... by John R. Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 3:18am Don’t call us fat or obese. Just leave us alone The spat over how British officialdom should refer to plump people overlooks the fact that it should be none of its business how much we weigh Obese, or not obese? That is the question. UK public health minister Anne Milton thinks it is time that people took personal responsibility for the ... Read on »
The Wonder Drug by Dr. Daisy S. Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Fri 21 Sep 2012 7:00am  You eat it every day.  Your kids eat it, too.  A lot.  In fact, you crave it, and the more you consume it, the more you want it.  It’s in almost everything, in one form or another.  It tastes good and makes you happy…for a moment.  That’s why it’s the wonder drug.  Sugar.  Sparkly and beautiful, yet oh so destructive. Americans are ... Read on »
following up: banning food for the obese by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm Yesterday I wrote about the Good Idea/Bad Idea legislation Mississippi was considering that would make it illegal to serve obese people food. Since I wrote about it, the news wires have been flooded with people picking up and reporting the story in wider circles, which means more details have come out (for example, it's a cosponsored bill , two R ... Read on »