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“A Closer, More Dispassionate Look at Obesity”, Saguy, A. (interviewed)
(November 1, 2013) - Source: Human Capital Blog (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) Excerpt: Human Capital Blog: You argue in your book that the focus on the "obesity epidemic" obscures a deeper, more important question: How has fatness come to be understood as a public health crisis at all? . . .

“Do extra pounds always equal extra risk?”, Marnell Jameson
October 12, 2009 Los Angeles Times Researchers say plenty of fat people are healthy, and plenty of thin people are unhealthy. Though many people connect poor health with excess weight, the two don't always go together. Even as most health experts say that fat fuels the onset of d . . .

“How the war on obesity went pear-shaped”, Basham, Patrick and Luik, John
March 15, 2011 - Source: Spiked-online.com Since the anti-obesity campaign is allegedly motivated by scientific findings, it would seem reasonable and prudent to make doubly sure that those claims are factual and trustworthy. Yet, we continue to find that the case against obesity is significant . . .

“Is Dieting Worth the Trouble?”, Tomiyama, A.J., Ahlstrom, B., Mann, T.
(2012, December 7) - The Huffington Post - Healthy Living Excerpt: Dieting. By now everyone accepts that this is a fundamental, if dreaded, foundation for weight loss and health. But a surprising recent development in dieting research indicates that, at least for cardiovascular disease -- . . .

“Is hypertension more benign when associated with obesity?”, Barrett-Connor, EL & Khaw, K
(1985) - Source: Circulation 72(1):  53-60. This study tested the hypothesis that blood pressure is less predictive of ischemic heart disease death in obese subjects than in non-obese subjects by examining the mortality experience of a population of 1727 men 50 to 79 years of age who have been . . .

“Long-term weight loss may be harmful to health”, Reuters
September 8, 2010 - Source: Reuters Long-term weight loss may release into the blood industrial pollutants linked to illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis, researchers said on Tuesday. These compounds are normally stored in fatty tissues, but when fat . . .

“References for: Uncommon knowledge about changes in body weight Part 1”, O'Hara, L.
These are references for a post added to the Health At Every Size® Blog on May 1, 2012.  Click for post. 1.  Gregg, J. and L. O'Hara, The Red Lotus Health Promotion Model: a new model for holistic,        ecological, salutogenic health promoti . . .

“References for: Uncommon knowledge about changes in body weight Part 2”, O'Hara, L.
References for a post added to the Health At Every Size® Blog on May 15, 2012.  Click for post. 1.    Ard, J.D., Unique Perspectives on the Obesogenic Environment. Journal of General Internal        Medicine, 2007. 22(7): p. 1068-1060. 2 . . .

“Supersize this: Some more susceptible to obesity than others.”, Douglas, K
(2007) - Source: New Scientist. January 27.Issue 2588 Swedish scientists decided to repeat Morgan Spurlock's famous month-long junk food binge under lab conditions. they were in for a big surprise. Read more Response to this article from a reader: Peter Janiszewski, Kingston, Ontario, Canada . . .

“The End of Obesity”, Munro, N.
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“The Obesity Paradox”, Brown, Harriet
June 16, 2010 - Source:  Huffington Post   By now, most people have heard about the so-called obesity paradox, the notion that mortality rates go down for people who are overweight or obese (and are highest at either end of the spectrum, where people are underweight or ve . . .

“There Is No Childhood Obesity Epidemic, so stop applauding Michelle Obama for reducing it!”, Campos, P.
(2014, February 27) - www.newrepublic.com "...In short, the imposition of arbitrary definitions on public health statistics provides a far more compelling explanation for both the panic over “childhood obesity,” and the sudden triumph in the war against it, than any policy-driven be . . .

“Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus”, Keith Devlin
July 4, 2009 - Source: npr.org Americans keep putting on the pounds — at least according to a report released this week from the Trust for America's Health. The study found that nearly two-thirds of states now have adult obesity rates above 25 percent. But you may want to take th . . .

“Uncommon knowledge about changes in body weight Part 1”, O'Hara, L.
The ‘common knowledge’ about body weight is that an increase or decrease in body weight is caused by a simple imbalance between the choices an individual makes regarding energy intake and energy expenditure, and that body weight is therefore ultimately within the conscious cont . . .

“Uncommon knowledge about changes in body weight Part 2”, O'Hara, L.
In Part 1 of this article I addressed some of the less well known contributors to increased body weight, including the strong role played by genetics, proteins and bacteria in the gut, and infections with bacteria and adenovirus. I also discussed factors such as inadequate sleep duration and . . .

“Weight Classes Aim to Balance Races”, Parker-Pope, Tara
October 4, 2010 - Source:  NYtimes.com At 245 pounds and 6 feet 3 inches, Jeffrey West knows he looks more like a football player than a runner. But that hasn’t stopped him from competing in nine marathons in the past three years. “When I go by, people s . . .

“Weight-loss Drug Raises Blood Pressure”, Siebenhofer A, et al
(2009) - Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  Long-term effects of weight-reducing drugs in hypertensive patients (issue 3). A new review of existing research confirms that a weight-loss drug raises blood pressure, posing a risk to obese patients who hope to reduce hypertensi . . .




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