obesity - Page 2

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 | May 26, 2012 - 3:30 pm

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 | May 24, 2012 - 11:50 am

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 | March 6, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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 | January 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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 | September 8, 2011 - 5:20 pm

“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 | August 22, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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 | May 6, 2011 - 5:00 pm

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 | January 25, 2011 - 7:40 pm

What A 30,000 Calorie Holiday Meal Looks Like

No matter how much you ate over the holiday weekend, we’re betting it was not even close to the amount of food that Donna Simpson devoured. The New Jersey woman…

Julie Gerstein | December 28, 2010 - 3:50 pm

For Fat, Head to Mississippi

Aside from being one of the hardest states to spell, Mississippi is also the fattest state. At least according to the folks over at CalorieLab, who calculated the rankings based…

Julie Gerstein | November 12, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Surprise! Fat Guys Are Better In Bed

Size does matter — but not in the way you think! According to a new study from Erciyes University in Turkey, fat men are better in bed. The study reported…

Julie Gerstein | September 9, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Fat Woman Charged $5 Extra At A Georgia Nail Salon

Here’s some hard evidence that fat people are discriminated against: A nail salon charged $5 extra on a customer’s bill for a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 23, 2010 - 1:30 pm