Posts tagged "obesity"

Food For Thought: New Food Reality Show Wants To Shame Americans

“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and British chef Jamie Oliver have announced they’re teaming up for a big challenge. In their upcoming reality show that's expected to hit the airwaves next year, the dynamic duo plans to battle obesity in the U.S. Oliver is going to hit the “fattest cities” in an attempt to salvage…
By: Simcha / May 15, 2009

Does Teen Pregnancy Lead To Obesity?

Teenage mothers are at a greater risk of becoming obese than other women their age who don't get pregnant, according to a new study by health care provider Kaiser Permanente. "Our findings are potentially important because adolescence has been identified as one of the critical periods of development that set the stage for the onset…
By: Annika Harris / April 13, 2009

Overweight Women Hit A Glass Ceiling, Overweight Men Get Promoted

A larger waistline may enhance a man's chance of being promoted in the U.S., whereas overweight women have little prospects of being promoted, according to a study published recently. Researchers found that only 5 percent of male and female bosses at 1,000 leading companies in the U.S. were considered obese -- an average of 36…
By: Annika Harris / April 10, 2009

Quickies!: Natasha Richardson Is Brain Dead, Male Sexuality Explained

Sadly, Natasha Richardson is reportedly going to be taken off life support. [FOXNews] Christina Ricci and her "All's Faire In Love" co-star, Owen Benjamin, are engaged. He doesn't have much in the looks department, but at least they'll have tall children if this isn't a publicity stunt. [Perez Hilton] Guy Ritchie…
By: Annika Harris / March 17, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Fertility Treatment Discounts And Living In The Anthropologie Catalog

CVS is doing lots of cool things. Not only are they starting to offer higher-end cosmetics, as we told you yesterday, but they're also giving discounts of about 30 percent on fertility treatments to couples struggling with high medication costs because their insurance doesn't cover it. [Reuters] The ad Sofia Coppola…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 11, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Porn On TV, Pregnancy, And Dr. Drew

One of Sweden's state-run TV channels will be airing a trio of porn-tastic documentaries next week: "Inside Deep Throat," "Ron Jeremy, Porn Star," and "PopWhore." A very educational evening, indeed. [Variety] Women who are obese tend to miscarry more than normal weight women. [Medical News Today] Speaking…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 23, 2008

Obesity Can Cause Fertility Problems

There's been a dramatic increase in obesity in the U.S. over the past 20 years, and a new study from researchers in Scotland suggests obesity might be inhibiting men's fertility. Past studies have shown that this is the case with women, and this new study, which looked at sperm samples from 5,000 me…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 9, 2008

Wedding Weight Loss To The Extreme

We often hear about women trying to lose weight before their wedding, but here's a story about a man doing so, and it's not just a few extra pounds. Manuel Uribe, who has dropped 550 lbs. over the last two years, celebrates his 43rd birthday today, and his wish is to be able to walk…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 11, 2008
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