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Are you the healthy kind of obese?

Written by The Sarcasmist on August 15, 2011 | Comments (54)

New research has shown that obesity doesn’t affect everyone the same way. An obese person could live a healthy life while another may suffer from severe medical problems. “Our study challenges the idea that all obese individuals need to lose weight,” said Dr. Jennifer Kuk, assistant professor in York University’s School of Kinesiology & Health ... Read More

If you die early, blame your parents not fast food

Written by The Sarcasmist on August 3, 2011 | Comments (6)

Most recent studies confirm the obvious, but the latest research on human longevity shows that a long life has much to do with genetics, and not all that much with behavior. The study was conducted by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, who questioned 477 very long lived Ashkenazi Jews. ... Read More

One in six fast-food customers achieves new level of common sense

Written by on July 27, 2011 | Comments (8)

A team of researchers decided to see if a law, enacted in New York in 2008, mandating calorie counts in certain restaurant chains, would actually make a difference in the consumption of calories by the city’s inhabitants.  They conducted surveys in 2007 and 2009 (before and after the implementation).  Once the data were scrutinized, evidence ... Read More

Big soda borrows from big tobacco

Written by The Sarcasmist on July 20, 2011 | Comments (8)

The American Beverage Association is under attack.  They’re mad as hell and…, well you know the saying.  But they’re not going to sue.  Nope.  They’re simply requesting a few documents which show the validity of the science behind the attacks.  You know.  The science that shows consuming too much sugar leads to obesity and myriad ... Read More

Coal smoke and pesticides bad for babies

Written by The Sarcasmist on July 18, 2011 | Comments (3)

A Chinese study has revealed that the exposure of pregnant women to coal smoke and pesticides makes it four times more likely that they will give birth to babies with serious birth defects. The researchers looked at the placenta of newborn babies and aborted fetuses that had brain and spinal cord defects and found that ... Read More

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