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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 »
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 »
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 »
Guest post: Paul Ryan’s Views on Food Politics by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 18 Aug 2012 9:42am Daniel Green, a student at Cornell, asked whether I intended to write about Paul Ryan’s views on food politics.  He volunteered to put something together with his colleague, Dr. Margaret Yufera-Leitch.  Here are their thoughts: Few Americans had heard of Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) until last week when he was announced as Presidential-hopeful M ... Read on »
Killer at Large - Why Obesity is America's Greatest Threat - Movie Review by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 28 May 2009 10:17pm I just watched Killer at Large- Why Obesity is America's Greatest Threat. It was very eye opening even when I try so very hard to feed my family Real Food! Right away I watched in disbelief when a 12-year-old girl had liposuction, with her parents blessings! The girl is in and out throughout the movie, showing her weight loss and then the re-gain! ... Read on »
Kaiser Permanente Opens New Medical Center in Gaithersburg, MD With Dual Monitors So Patient Views Same Chart Information as Phy by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 19 Mar 2012 7:54pm This is a good size facility for sure and again as noted in the title here, patients can see the exact same information as the physician in real time whether it’s their chart or perhaps other educational information that would be relative.  There are 72 provider offices and over 350 physicians and staff members.  They are right with the dual sc ... Read on »
Bush: Obesity Problem Comes From 'Bad Diet' by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:32pm President George W. Bush STILL leading by example on fitness Regardless of what you think about his performance as the leader of the free world on an assortment of other issues, two-term President George W. Bush is a man who has led by example in regards to living a healthy lifestyle. He hovers around 190 pounds on his 5'11" fram ... Read on »
Chris Christie, Heavyweight: Political and Otherwise by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted Tue 28 Aug 2012 4:57pm by Barbara Berkeley, MD With New Jersey's Chris Christie giving tonight's keynote address at the Republican Convention, the topic of his weight is bound to resurface.  I thought this might be a good time to repost an earlier blog written last October when Christie was a looking like a potential candidate.  His new national prominence imme ... Read on »