Category Archives: Obesity

‘Fat-hating culture’: Overweight people told to take advice from anorexics

‘Fat-hating culture’: Overweight people told to take advice from anorexics A new paper suggesting that anorexia might provide “insight” to those with obesity has exposed the extent of fat phobia in our community, experts say. The paper, Long-Term Weight Loss … Continue reading

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The ABC’s Ask the Doctor sends mixed messages about obesity

The ABC’s Ask the Doctor sends mixed messages about obesity … The first episode tackles Australia’s “obesity epidemic”, a term not everyone is comfortable with. For instance, fat activists (who challenge mainstream views of body size) and many sociologists reject both … Continue reading

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‘Exercise pill’ could deliver benefits of fitness in tablet form

‘Exercise pill’ could deliver benefits of fitness in tablet form Drug could transform lives of those who are unable to exercise because of obesity or serious physical disability, mouse study suggests. The study’s findings might also explain why runners, cyclists … Continue reading

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Trying to lose weight made me sick, miserable and fed up with the diet industry. So I stopped

Trying to lose weight made me sick, miserable and fed up with the diet industry. So I stopped I love this comment at the end of the article: “I’m tired. I’m tired of all this utter bollocks. The diet industry, … Continue reading

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When doctors fail to see past weight, other problems lurk

When doctors fail to see past weight, other problems lurk “Part of the problem, both patients and doctors say, is a reluctance to look beyond a fat person’s weight. Patty Nece, 58, went to an orthopedist because her hip was aching. … Continue reading

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Being Fat And Fit Won’t Save You From Diabetes: Study

Being Fat And Fit Won’t Save You From Diabetes: Study “Being physically active is not enough if you want to avoid type 2 diabetes. The odds of developing type 2 diabetes were even greater among people who were overweight or obese, … Continue reading

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Doctors need to be taught how to discuss their patients’ excess weight

Doctors need to be taught how to discuss their patients’ excess weight In my experience doctors aren’t the least bit shy to talk about their patient’s weight. Even if they haven’t actually weighed me, and so don’t have the slightest idea … Continue reading

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