Unable to drive, work or sleep through the night, a morbidly obese Saskatoon man wants to change his life. Luke Deitner, 21, weighs about 600 pounds. And he’s hoping to raise $30,000 for a surgery that could cut his girth … Continue Reading
By Maria Babbage TORONTO — Ontario’s governing Liberals are expected to announce legislation Monday that would require large chain restaurants to put calories and other nutritional information on their menus and menu boards. Health Minister Deb Matthews was coy about […]
Canadians will apparently walk miles to get Air Miles. A federally supported pilot study that offers Air Miles reward miles in exchange for visits to YMCAs in three provinces has exceeded expectations, organizers say. Overall, 63 per cent of people […]
Numerous animals, humans included, have adapted to living in cold climates by increasing their body size. And now, researchers have found that people living in colder regions have more obesity-related gut microbes than their warm-region counterparts. A…
Weakness for fast food and sugary cereals? Good news! Like everything else that’s gone wrong in your life, you can blame it on your childhood. In an unprecedented new study, researchers find the trusted mascots of youth — think Ronald […]
I’d like to clear up one misconception right from the start. The usual suspects are eating more and moving less, but the truth is, since 1980, it’s been all about eating more.” – Jill Eisen
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The modern bedroom is full of lights, from glowing computer monitors and clock radios to any number of blinking and glimmering electronic devices. Trouble is, chronic exposure to light at night leads to a host of health problems. Read more… &nbs…
We make exercise scary. I feel that we have failed at fostering a love for physical movement.
To clarify, when I say “we” I mean physical education teachers, personal trainers, fitness instructors, camp counselors, coaches and anyone else involv…
Windsor prof studies link between laws and obesity A professor emeritus at the University of Windsor is calling for “a national conversation” about fat-shaming. William Bogart, author of Regulating Obesity? says laws emphasizing weight loss rather than health contribute to … Continue Reading
Forget about fad diets and surgery. Researchers from ETH-Zurich have come up with a potential high-tech solution to the ongoing obesity epidemic: An implantable slimming aid that monitors fat in the blood. In response to elevated levels, it produces a …
“Breakfast loves Nutella,” according to makers of the chocolate hazelnut spread — but should you love Nutella? A Canadian physician who looked at the ingredients doesn’t think so. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an obesity specialist at the University of Ottawa, found […]
Canada’s obesity epidemic is creating new and unexpected problems for cancer specialists, from confusion over appropriate chemotherapy dosing, to problems radiating internal organs buried in excess fat. Obesity not only increases the risk of cancer, obese patients are also more […]
Close to 100 million Americans are obese, making the U.S. the fattest country in the developed world. But while the AMA recently declared obesity a disease, the country’s youth actually appear to be eating better and exercising more, according to a rep…
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we are often told, mostly because it helps us keep off the excess weight. But a new meta-analysis now shows that the science doesn’t actually back up this claim. Read more…
Over the last decade, we’ve discovered that the microbes that live in your guts can affect your body weight. Researchers can even make mice fatter or thinner by implanting them with gut microbes from obese or lean humans. Could this lead to microbe-ba…
When Alexandra Knoll landed a job that was actually related to her university education, she cried for an entire day. After spending months sending out resumes, working 50 to 60 hours a week at restaurant gigs, and struggling with anxiety […]
Obese people face nearly three-fold higher odds of dying from a flu infection and should be given priority access to flu shots, according to the authors of a new study challenging well-accepted assumptions about who is most at risk of […]
People are getting fatter because they lack willpower and eat lots of sugary, fatty foods. Right? Actually, according to many scientists, it’s wrong. The “obesity epidemic” is far more complicated than a snack attack. Especially when you consider humans aren’t the only sufferers — monkeys are getting fatter, too.
Obesity is a growing problem in North America and it looks like this health issue will continue to grow. There are many contributing factors to what’s referred to as an obesity epidemic, and some designers think that we can curb at least one contributing factor: poor urban planning. Not coincidentally, places with a higher proportion of obesity have low density planning.
What if we changed the low density planning to something more walkable and liveable?
Walking and biking, on the other hand, not only make us fit, but they also both improve mental health. Oxytocin—the same chemical released during (Read more…)
Well ain’t that something! The United States has passed the trophy for the fattest country in the world, and currently sits at only the tenth fattest country in the world, according to data provided by the World Health Organization. Leading […]
As if the arrival of board shorts and bikini season wasn’t enough, there’s new evidence about the negative effects of carrying extra poundage on the male body. Fortunately, science is also giving us some cool new tools to deal with […]