Obesity Update – 2009/4/14

"Good fat" burns calories. But the only safe way to activate brown fat is to stay chilly, right at the verge of shivering, for prolonged periods.

Mass. Schools will alert parents if their kids weigh too much. Just in case they haven't noticed.

Nanny experts call for penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. They expect a 10% drop in consumption.

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  1. Bret says:

    I can see the take home note now: “Your kid is fat.”
    That should get a response.

  2. Vicki says:

    I like the idea of good fat. I don’t think I like the shivering part very much, however.

  3. Bart says:

    It’s stored in the back and around the neck and the collar bone

    Expect to see an increase in the number of heavy women in cocktail dresses and overweight men in tank tops very soon.