Obesity Update

All that's new in the world of fat. See previous posts here, here  and here. See the world's fattest man here.

  • The Obesity Prevention Act. It was introduced by Sen. Chris Dodd to address "a medical emergency of hurricane-like proportions." However, don't expect a hurricane-like response. Summary is here.
  • If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them. A new book, Health at Every Size, argues that (1) it is possible to be healthy no matter how fat you are and (2) weight loss as a goal is futile, unnecessary and counterproductive. See New York Times summary here.
  • Overweight patrons are less likely to use chopsticks. They also sit closer to the buffet, sit facing the buffet and chew each bite less often. Study is here [gated but with abstract].


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  1. Greg says:

    For the unskilled diner, chop sticks slow down the rate of food intake.

  2. Nancy says:

    Could this be why Sen. Dodd was unable to exercise proper oversight of the mortgage crisis?

    He was apparently spending his time thinking about people’s waistlines.