Posts tagged "obesity"

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

A 600-Pound Woman Wants To Gain Weight

Meet Donna Simpson, a 600-pound woman who wants to gain weight. This 42-year-old woman, already the Guinness World Record holder for “World’s Fattest Mom,” is on a mission to bulk…

Ami Angelowicz | July 26, 2010 - 3:40 pm

How Obese Is Your State?

Once again, Mississippi is the fattest state in the Union. Seventy percent of residents are overweight and more than 33 percent of Mississippians are obese. Colorado was deemed the skinniest…

Annika Harris | July 14, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: Study Says Obese Women Have Less Sex, More Unwanted Pregnancies

Obese women with a body mass index over 30 have less sex and more unwanted pregnancies, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Obese women are less…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2010 - 8:00 pm

World’s Fattest Mother Wants To Become World’s Fattest Woman

Wouldn’t life be liberating if you never had to worry about what you ate for fear of packing on the pounds or destroying your health? For Donna Simpson of New…

Annika Harris | March 15, 2010 - 6:10 pm

Voters Prefer Male Politicians Tubby And Female Politicians Slim

Hey ladies, if you’re planning on running for office, a new study shows that you’d better hit the gym. But dudes, start packing in the burgers because apparently people prefer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 29, 2010 - 8:45 pm

No Fatties: College Won’t Let Obese Students Graduate

Essentially putting a “No Fatties” sign on the Admissions office, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has taken a rather radical step in addressing obesity. They’re requiring that every student with a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 1, 2009 - 7:10 pm

U.K. Hospital Won’t Deliver Overweight Women’s Babies

A hospital in the U.K. has some overweight mothers-to-be outraged. Weston General Hospital will refuse to deliver babies to pregnant women with a body mass index of 34 or more.

Ami Angelowicz | November 12, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Frisky Rant: Enough Already With The Reality TV Weight Loss Shows!

Just when I thought no one could exploit her struggle with weight any more than Carnie Wilson, Kirstie Alley is fat again and eager to capitalize on it. Rumor has…

Ami Angelowicz | November 5, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Fat Is Fabulous In Mauritania

Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey discussed beauty rituals and standards around the world on her talk show. I had no idea Iran was the “nose job capital of the world,” but I…

Annika Harris | September 8, 2009 - 7:40 pm

168-Pound 5-Year-Old Is Eating Herself To Death

Suman Khatun weights 168 pounds even though she’s only five years old and three and a half feet tall. Doctors suspect she suffers from a hormone imbalance, like a malfunctioning…

Annika Harris | September 3, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Is It Dangerous to Have a Skinny Fat Mindset?

In her Newsweek blog “Confessions of a Skinny Fat Person: Let the Fat Wars Begin,” Kate Dailey reveals her annoying skinny fat mindset about weight and its relationship to health.

Ami Angelowicz | August 27, 2009 - 2:49 pm

The Key To Your Waistline: Your Mother’s

Wondering who to blame for your battle with the scale? Your same-gender parent—in other words, your mom if you’re a chick and your dad if you’re a dude. A study…

Nikki Dowling | July 13, 2009 - 6:50 pm

Mean Or Hilarious?: Britney Calls Out ‘K-Fatter-line’ On His Weight Gain

America’s former sweetheart is apparently pretty mean! Britney Spears has reportedly been giving ex-hub Kevin Federline crap about turning into a fatty-bo-batty. She allegedly calls him “K-Fatter-line,” “fat housewife,” and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 6, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Overweight Moms Underestimate Child’s Weight

New research suggests that a mother’s ability to determine whether her child is overweight and at risk for physical health problems depends on her own weight. Overweight mothers seem to…

Annika Harris | July 1, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Doing The Math: What’s The Deal With Weight?

Two recent studies, a Canadian one and a Japanese one, have found that slightly overweight people live longer than healthy weight folks. The two separate groups of researchers said they…

Annika Harris | June 24, 2009 - 6:20 pm

Are These Fat Of The Land Ads Offensive Or Motivational?

You may have to look very closely to figure out what’s happening in this ad. Still clueless? Well, the biker is trudging up the hairy belly of an obese man,…

Annika Harris | June 24, 2009 - 10:00 am

Three Stupid Studies That Waste Money

Three new studies have come out over the weekend that do anything but blow my mind. In fact, they annoy and perplex me. I’m all for research, but not when…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 22, 2009 - 3:20 pm