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Celebs

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 often asks him when the baby’s due. According to Celebitchy, BritBrit has insisted K-Fed lose the 85-or-so pounds he’s gained since they got married five… READ MORE »


News

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 have a tendency of underestimating their child’s weight, according to the findings of Dr. Petra Warschburger and Katja Kroller of the University of Potsdam in… READ MORE »


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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 expected both underweight and obese people to have many more health concerns than healthy weight people, but they were surprised that a few extra pounds… READ MORE »


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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, warning us that if we don’t “stay in shape,” we’ll end up a sedentary slob. That’s my take on the ad, anyway, not that I… READ MORE »


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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 my tax dollars are funding what seems to be the accumulation of useless information. After the jump, three studies we could have done without.

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What’s the antidote to a culture that tells women, in a multitude of ways, “thin is better?” Marianne Kirby, 31, and Gabrielle Gregg, 22, who were interviewed by ABC News, both have felt the pressure to be thin, but have become the faces of the “fat acceptance movement,” which seeks to assure women that your… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Couples that live together are twice as likely to become obese than those that live separately, according to new research. Although cohabitation does result in some health benefits, like decreased cigarette smoking and lower mortality, Penny Gordon-Larsen, associate professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina, found that married couples and those living together… READ MORE »


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“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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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 had dinner with Elle… READ MORE »


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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 directed for Miss Dior… READ MORE »


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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 of pregnancy, 20 percent of first time mothers… READ MORE »


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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 men and divided… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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