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‘Louie’ Tackles the Media’s and Men’s Treatment of the ‘Fat Girl’

For those of you who missed it, here’s a must-see clip of Louis C.K. and Sarah Baker from his hit show “Louie” on the subject of size.

Posted on May 16, 2014 READ MORE



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Rest of World Gaining on American Obesity Rate

Although the United States has been riding the cutting edge of the global obesity trend for decades, other countries, including some in the developing world, are catching up. This is not progress.

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 READ MORE



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Is Your Alarm Clock Making You Fat?

Setting an alarm clock before you go to bed could be hazardous to your health, according to research that looks at the body’s internal clock.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 READ MORE



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Even More Good News About Chocolate

This could be a particularly rich example of how scientific study results can be read in seemingly contradictory ways, as what we have here is research that purports to find a possible link between consuming chocolate and staying thin.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 READ MORE



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Studies in Self-Compassion

“No pain, no gain” may have its limits as a personal mantra, according to researchers exploring the idea of self-compassion as a motivating attitude for everything from mood regulation to fitness and weight control—in other words, less stick, more carrot.

Posted on Mar 2, 2011 READ MORE



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Study: Working Moms Making Kids Fatter

Oh good, here’s another sciencey reason for working moms to fret. Researchers from three big U.S. universities teamed up to come to the dispiriting conclusion that there could well be a correlation between the amount of time mothers work and how much their kids weigh.

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 READ MORE



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Weight Problems Expanding in Europe

Sad but apparently true: Europeans are gaining on Americans. According to a newly released study, more than half of the adult European population is overweight, and their kids aren’t exactly fitness champs either.

Posted on Dec 7, 2010 READ MORE


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The Ultimate Diet Pill

Researchers have found a way to trigger a gene that causes the body to burn fat—without exercise. Mice tested with the wonder drug not only lost weight, but kept the pounds off while eating fatty foods. Needless to say, the same effect can be achieved through a healthy lifestyle, but who has the time?

Posted on Apr 30, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart on Bush's wieght-gain

Stewart to President: ?I Give Up.  You?re F—-ing Insane?

After Tony Snow announced the results of Bush?s recent physical, “The Daily Show? host seized the opportunity to mock the president?s weight gain. But when Bush, in a speech, began talking about eating crabs with the 1972 Miami Dolphins, Stewart decided that the president had, finally, gone off the deep end.

Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


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Christian Weight Loss Programs Booming

Apparently the programs’ emphasis on group support and, like Alcoholics Anonymous, deference to a higher power aid some people in losing weight. But a Yale diet expert is extremely skeptical. 

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


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