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 on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System database maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around 33.8 percent of Mississippi’s adult population is obese. The thinnest state is Colorado, where only 19.2 percent of the population is obese. Not surprisingly, the biggest pocket of “thin” states is in the Western half of the country. California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming all had less than 26 percent obesity. [Calorie Lab] Keep reading »
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 that men with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) were able to last exponentially longer in bed. Keep reading »
Here’s some hard evidence that fat people are discriminated against: A nail salon charged $5 extra on a customer’s bill for a manicure, pedicure and eyebrow arch at a nail salon because she’s obese. Michelle Fonville was paying her bill at Natural Nails in DeKalb County, Georgia, when she noticed an extra charge. The nail salon owner, Kim Tran, told her it was because she’s overweight and she was charging extra in case Fonville caused damage to the salon’s chairs she’d been sitting on. Bitch, please! Even if Fonville was too overweight for the salon chairs, you can’t just tack an extra charge on someone’s bill arbitrarily. (Otherwise we’d all be getting weird charges tacked onto our bills.) This incident sounds more like a case of “we’re charging you more to dissuade people like you not from coming back” to me.
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 up even more since the delivery of her daughter by 30 medical professionals. The SSBBW (super-size big beautiful woman) model’s goal is to get up to 1,000 pounds and be the face for the underground fat movement. She’s documenting her progress on her website, where she posts photos of her weight gain. You can also check out some pics of her modeling lingerie and find out about her sushi obsession. Umm … gluttonously despicable, radically subversive, or a heartwarming example self-acceptance? Discuss amongst yourselves. [Lemondrop]
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 state with more than 55 percent of Coloradans being overweight, and almost one in five being obese. How obese is your state? [CalorieLab] Keep reading »
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 likely to use oral contraceptives like birth control pills and more likely to use the “pullout method” … and, hence, get preggo. [CBSnews]
Uh-oh. The FDA is not so sure about flibanserin, the “female Viagra,” anymore. [Wall Street Journal]
Our friends at Jezebel.com gathered 27 menstruation scenes from movies. An awesome or eww tribute to menarche? [Jezebel]