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Fat and proud: Why body-positive activists say obesity can be healthy | New Scientist Sep 2018
"Growing calls for "fat acceptance" fly in the face of accepted medical advice, but studies show you can be overweight and healthy"
NewScientist  health  weight  obesity  fat  life-expectancy 
january 2019 by pierredv
Obesity expert: A better fat measure than BMI - health - 17 March 2011 - New Scientist
"It turned out that hip circumference and height were more correlated with percentage body fat than anything else, including waist circumference and weight. So we designed an equation that could take both of these into account. We call this the Body Adiposity Index. "
adiposity  fat  obesity  weight  NewScientist  BMI  BAI 
july 2014 by pierredv
Survival of the fattest: Why we're wrong about obesity - health - 05 May 2014 - New Scientist
Flegal et al: "the prevalence of obesity in the US has failed to increase in any significant way since at least 2008"; "the relationship between health and weight was U-shaped rather than linear" "Heart disease patients classified as lean had almost double the mortality rate of those ranked overweight and even obese." "a 2012 study of 64,000 Swedish people with heart disease, found that obese or overweight participants had a reduced risk of dying compared with those of normal weight" Problems with BMI: ignores where fat is accumulating; doesn't distinguish between fat and muscle; fails to account for healthy obese people and unhealthy thin people Alternatives: "At least five alternatives have been proposed, ranging from a subtler mathematical formula to a waist-to-height system that better reflects actual risk of disease."
NewScientist  obesity  health  aging  BMI 
july 2014 by pierredv
An evolutionary explanation for anorexia? APA 2004
"An evolutionary instinct that told members of migrating populations to move along when their food supply ran out may be a major contributor to modern anorexia nervosa, according to a new theory.
When food is scarce and starvation begins, most animals and people demonstrate intense hunger, low activity levels and a single-minded search for food. But, when starved, individuals with a genetic tendency toward anorexia feel sated, full of energy and unfazed by starvation--a set of symptoms described in the DSM-IV, says psychologist and Missoula, Mont. private practitioner Shan Guisinger, PhD, in an article published last year in Psychological Review (Vol. 110, No. 4)."
evolution  anorexia  obesity  health  diet 
july 2012 by pierredv
When you eat trumps what you eat in staying healthy - 23 May 2012 - New Scientist
tagline: Mice restricted to eating during an 8-hour period were healthier than mice that could snack throughout the day, even when they ate more fat
NewScientist  diet  obesity  health 
july 2012 by pierredv
Supersize Your Status | Brain Blogger
"Researchers at Northwestern University recently reported in the Journal of Consumer Research that people choose larger portion sizes because it makes them feel important."
psychology  brainblogger  obesity  status  health 
may 2012 by pierredv

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