obesity

First Graders Are Body Shaming Each Other, According To A New Depressing Study

As if tiny humans don’t have enough sensory overload to stress them out, a recent study shows that children body shame each other as early as first grade.

Bronwyn Isaac |

Sugar Won’t Kill You, Please Stop Taking The Internet At Its Word

By the way, neither will bacon.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Sorry, Older Sisters: Science Says You Weigh More Than Your Siblings

A small price to pay for being the favorite, right??

Megan Reynolds |

Fatphobia: A Guide For The Disbeliever

This piece was crossposted with permission from KittyStryker.com.

First, a little bit about me. I’m an American who has lived on one coast or the other, who has spent…

Kitty Stryker |

My Love Of Coca-Cola And Its Decline In North America

I think it might be time for me to partake in a Coca-Cola addiction intervention, because apparently, many fellow North American addicts have kicked the habit. Now I’m just feeling…

Daley Quinn |

Obesity Is Now Recognized As A “Disease” By The American Medical Association

Lesley Kinzel from xoJane on how the American Medical Association classified obesity as a “disease” yesterday, but that really doesn’t mean a whole lot in a society with such…

Jessica Wakeman |

Fat Fetish Model Consumes 5,000 Calories A Day To Achieve Her Dream

Everyone has a dream. Snoop Lion wanted to be a pimp when he grew up. And 23-year-old Tammy Jung wants to hit 420 lbs. so she can be a high-roller…

Jessica Wakeman |

Kirstie Alley Continues Her Fat-Shaming Reign Of Terror

Kirstie Alley has good Photoshop skills, but questionable judgment when it comes to pointing out her weight issues. She posted this pic of her head Photoshopped onto a fat woman’s…

Jessica Wakeman |

Brazil’s Created Special Seating For Obese Olympics Fans

Excited to head to Brazil’s 2014 Olympic Summer Games? Well, if you’re obese, expect to pay a little bit more to enjoy the sports. Where standard-sized stadium seats start at…

Julie Gerstein |

Watch A Sneak Peek Of TLC’s Crime Documentary, “Half-Ton Killer?”

We need to talk about the upcoming TLC documentary, “Half-Ton Killer.” If you’ve seen TLC’s other “Half-Ton” docs (“Half-Ton Mom,” “Half-Ton Teen,” etc.), this is a different beast. Yes, Mayra…

Ami Angelowicz |

World’s Heaviest Woman Is Shedding The Pounds With The Sex Diet

Pauline Potter took the title of the Guinness Book World Record’s Fattest Woman at 728 pounds. She packed on the pounds after divorcing her husband Alex, binging on about 10,000…

Ami Angelowicz |

Obese People Should Get Counseling, Panel Advises

Earlier this week, a federal health advisory panel recommended that obese adults receive intensive counseling in order to address the mounting obesity epidemic in America. The U.S. Preventive Services Task…

Julie Gerstein |

865-Pound Teen Cut Out Of House In UK

Emergency workers who needed to take an obese teenager from her home to a hospital in Wales had to break through a wall of the residence to get her out…

The Huffington Post |

C-Section Births Tied To Obesity

Caesarian sections are on the rise in the United States, but a new study out yesterday indicates that the surgical birth method may have an unexpected consequence. It found that…

Newser |

Jamie Oliver Proves That Heaven Exists

Okay, okay, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was actually using this glorious table of junk food to prove a point about the dangers of obesity as he kicked off a healthy…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Facts About America’s Warped Body Ideals Are “Controversial” Somehow

Naked models usually gets mouths flapping. But the real reason people are gabbing about a photo spread in Plus Model Magazine is because each picture of plus-size model Katya Zharkova…

Jessica Wakeman |

Munchies, Shmunchies: Pot Smokers Are Less Likely To Be Obese

It must be all those pot brownies and long nights spent playing video games. According to a new study, pot smokers are less likely to be obese than their non-toking…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com |

“Maggie Goes On A Diet,” Children’s Diet Book, Criticized For Hurting Body Image

Add this to your fall reading list (or book burning pile): Maggie Goes On A Diet, a children’s book for elementary schoolers, about an obese 14-year-old girl named Maggie who…

Jessica Wakeman |

On Men Who Like Fat Chicks

“Guys Who Like Fat Chicks.”

I assumed the worst when I read that headline. Can you blame me? As I started to read the Village Voice article about men…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Black Women May Have Bigger “Healthy” Waist Size

The size of a “healthy” waist may be bigger for black women, according to a study in the journal Obesity. [Reuters]
Anti-abortion activists are gathering this weekend in Washington,…

Jessica Wakeman |
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