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Total rethink needed on dieting: scientists

Everything you know about dieting is wrong, say US scientists who have devised a new formula for calculating calories and weight lossthat they hope will revolutionize the way people tackle obesity. Obesity rates have doubled worldwide in the past 30 years, coinciding with a growing food surplus, and the ensuing epidemic…

Calories count, but not where they come from: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sticking to diets with strict proportions of fat, carbs and protein may not be more effective for people who want to lose weight and fat mass than simply cutting back on calories, according to a new comparison of four diets. The results suggest that it…

Overweight people eat less often: study

(Reuters) – Overweight adults eat less often than people in the normal body weight range, but still take in more calories and are less active over the course of the day, according to a U.S. study. By contrast, normal weight adults, including those who had lost a lot of weight and kept it off,…

Sadistic snack waffles on parade

So there’s been a dust-up between a guest blogger named Monica at Feministe and fat activists (mostly on Twitter that I’ve seen), with Maia actually posting on it. I’m not interested in getting in the middle of it. I think both sides make good points. FAs are right that Monica…

Ad executives, please take your issues to the couch, not the TV set

Pam wrote on this earlier, but I can’t help but weigh in. Holy motherfucker, is Snickers running a commercial that’s, at best, mocking men for power-walking (which I wasn’t even aware until right now was supposed to be emasculating), and at worst, unsubtle celebration of violence against men perceived to…

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