There is a DIY community who administer Fecal Transplants to treat or cure digestive conditions, obesity, and allergies. webmd.com/digestive-disor…
Despite a diet of up to 7,000 calories per day and weighing up to 400 lbs, sumo wrestlers typically do not suffer from symptoms of obesity due to their intense workout regimens. Upon retirement, however, they must seriously cut calories or become at risk for cardiovascular disease. businessinsider.com/sumo-…
Egyptian pharaohs were often fat. They had high-sugar diets that were rich in bread, honey, beer, and wine. Examinations of various royal mummies show that many suffered from obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Hatshepsut, Egypt's most famous woman pharaoh, was obese and had tooth decay. drmcdougall.com/misc/2011…
Despite what Bugs Bunny cartoons tell us, carrots are like candy to rabbits and should only be fed as an occasional treat only to them; having too much can result in obesity animals.howstuffworks.com…
In Europe, Italians have the highest genetic diversity. They have extraordinary peculiarities that contribute to reducing the risk of kidney inflammation and skin cancers, and the risk of diabetes and obesity, favoring a longer lifespan. phys.org/news/2020-05-ear…
1990's most obese state (Mississippi) had at the time a lower rate of obesity than what the least obese state (Colorado) had by 2010. hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-…
Raccoons in Toronto, Canada have issues with obesity and diabetes dailyhive.com/toronto/tor…
Brown fat's primary role in the body is to burn off heat. It is often called good fat. White adipose tissue or white fat, on the other hand, is responsible for obesity and harder to burn off. It is commonly known as bad fat. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Stone‐age miniature obese female statuettes indicate the existence and cultural significance of obesity as long as 30,000 years ago. Health risks of obesity were noted by the physician Hippocrates (460–377 BCE), who wrote the earliest known anti‐obesity recommendations on diet and exercise. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
King Sancho I of Leon (now Spain) was so fat that he got deposed by his people. His grandmother Queen Toda of Pamplona had to request for physicians to treat his obesity, from Abd-ar-Rahman III, the Caliph of CΓ³rdoba. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tod…
In 2013 the American Medical Association (AMA) decided to recognize obesity as a complex, chronic disease that requires medical attention. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
A virus (Adv36) can cause obesity and might actually be one of the causes for current high obesity rates. obesityaction.org/communi…
Dog obesity is positively correlated with owner obesity. This effect is only seen in dogs and not cats. The study suggests that this correlation can be attributed to obese owners walking their dogs less. No explanation other than neutering is given for the variation in weight among cats. cambridge.org/core/journa…
Obesity can impact the size of your brain. newsroom.clevelandclinic.…
The 10 most obese countries in the world are all located in Oceania according to data collected during a World Health Organisation study in 2016 about the prevalence of obesity among adults. Nauru is the most obese. factsinstitute.com/rankin…
In 1772, a boy named Tarare was born with a peculiar deformity. He was able to eat anything without feeling full even after eating pounds of food. He died in 1792 from Tuberculosis, not obesity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Obesity is a rising problem for horses, just like for humans, partly due to a tendency for an owner with a horse of perfectly acceptable body condition to be criticized and accused of not feeding enough. veterinary-practice.com/a…
A 2018 study found strong evidence for the link between olfaction and obesity. That is, the sense of smell is negatively correlated with body weight. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates. curionic.com/blog/2018/8/…
Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates globalnews.ca/news/209938…
Today I learned about DNP,a chemical that causes rapid weight loss in humans.It was prescribed to 100,000 people in the 1930s in the US and then discontinued after 2 people used 10x the recommended dose and died.It's being studied as potential treatment for obesity,Alzheimer's,Parkinson's diseases and epilespy. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
To combat obesity, Chile passed a law that bans junk food ads aimed at children and prohibits the use of cartoon characters in their packaging nytimes.com/2018/02/07/he…
Liposuction, the most common cosmetic surgery in the U.S., is not an effective form of weight loss nor does it affect obesity related problems. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip…
The common characteristics of Prader-Willi syndrome include small hands and feet, abnormal growth and body composition (small stature, very low lean body mass, and early-onset childhood obesity), hypotonia (weak muscles) at birth, insatiable hunger, extreme obesity, and intellectual disability fpwr.org/about-prader-wil…
Loneliness is labeled an epidemic worthy of a public health intervention in USA. Loneliness and weak social connections are associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
Disney quietly cut ties with McDonalds in 2006 so as not to be associated with childhood obesity articles.latimes.com/2006…
Loneliness is unhealthy. Twice as deadly as obesity, and as deadly as smoking a pack a day. youtu.be/n3Xv_g3g-mA?t=31…
Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable cancers. Also topping the carts is poor diet, lack of exercise, and alcohol consumption. nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna…
Sperm counts have declined by 59% in males living in developed countries. No single reason has been established, though fertility scientists blame stress, obesity, chemical exposure, and smoking. npr.org/2017/07/31/539517…
Loneliness is a greater health risk than obesity. Loneliness increases the risk of premature death by 50% while obesity increases the risk by only 30%. sciencetimes.com/articles…
The Mediterranean region has the highest rate of childhood obesity in the world, surpassing other western nations like Germany, the US, and the UK www-m.cnn.com/2018/05/29/…
Loneliness has a greater chance of causing premature death than obesity. telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
After birth, babies who are breast-fed for more than three months are less likely to have obesity as adolescents compared with infants who are breast-fed for less than three months. health.harvard.edu/stayin…
The first weight-loss surgery was to the king of Leon, Spain during the 10th century. His morbid obesity made him lose the throne so his grandmother escorted him to Cordoba where a doctor sewed his lips shut, his food only coming from a straw. He lost half his weight and reclaimed the throne. sciencedirect.com/science…
The US state with the *lowest* rate of adult obesity still tips the scales at 22.6%. In thirteen states, one third or more of adults are obese. cbsnews.com/pictures/how-…
Short sleep duration is a major contributor to obesity with 89% increased risk in children, and a 55% increased risk in adults healthline.com/nutrition/…
Meth was originally an over the counter drug used to cure obesity and depression news.com.au/lifestyle/hea…
A recalled obesity drug, fenfluramine, had a remarkable effect on a boy with autism. Before taking fenfluramine, Joshua's I.Q. was so low it could not be measured. After, he was able to read and do maths at a 4th grade level. nytimes.com/1997/10/26/ny…
The cost of obesity is estimated at $2 trillion – equivalent to 2.8 per cent of the world’s economic output. irishtimes.com/business/w…
To combat obesity, Japan enforced an annual waist measurement check on people aged between 40 and 75, administered by employers and local government, with the goal of decreasing Japan's obesity rates by 25% by 2015. Failure to meet those goals resulted in a fine for the administrators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…
Paternal (father) obesity almost doubles the risk of a child developing autism spectrum disorders or Asperger's. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The current ongoing obesity epidemic since the 70's can be sufficiently be explained by the increased food energy supply. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Both ancient Greek and Egyptian medicine recognized obesity as a medical disorder. Hippocrates wrote that "corpulence is not only a disease itself, but the harbinger of others". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obe…
Dubai has a weight-loss contest called 'Your Child in Gold' where individual participants win one gram of gold for every one kilogram (~2.2lbs) lost, and double reward for families. The contest is aimed at combating early obesity and raise awareness on the disease. gulfnews.com/news/gulf/ua…
There are different cutoff points for BMI and abdominal obesity metrics among Asians. China and Japan define overweight as a BMI of 24 or higher and obesity a BMI of 28 or higher; in India, overweight is defined as a BMI of 23 or higher, and obesity, a BMI of 27 or higher hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-…
Obesity in the Pacific is a problem - More than 70% of citizens age 15 and over are obese. Pacific island nations and associated states make up the top seven on a 2007 list of heaviest countries, and eight of the top ten. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obe…
That, according to multiple sources, Alcohol kills about 2.5 million people annually and is considered more harmful than Tobacco, Harmful Water, Obesity, and all known Illegal substances ncadd.org/in-the-news/155…
Alfred Hitchcock had a tiny cameo in 39 of his films, usually as a passerby. He even appeared in "Lifeboat" (which takes place completely on a lifeboat) in a newspaper ad: he's the Before/After photos for the "Reduco Obesity Slayer" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
, started in 2013, Doubai government pays citizens in gold to lose weight in fight against obesity. nydailynews.com/life-styl…
Today I learned of the MOMO syndrome. It's a very rare genetic disorder characterised by macrosomia, obesity, macrocephaly and ocular abnormalities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOM…

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