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(Yahoo)   Scientists identify 84 possible causes of obesity. Also known as the complete menu at McDonald's   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, gut bacteria, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, menu, American Medical Association, obesity  
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2013-08-23 09:11:10 AM  
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EvilEgg: But this is completely counter to what the Fark scienticians tell me. How could such a learned group be wrong?

There are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamed of by Fark scienticians.
2013-08-23 08:31:37 AM  
3 votes:
anyone struggling with their weight that there may be more to shedding surplus pounds than simply cutting back on calories and putting in a few extra treadmill sessions.

But this is completely counter to what the Fark scienticians tell me.  How could such a learned group be wrong?

/I sound fat, because I am.
2013-08-23 10:50:34 AM  
2 votes:

Gaseous Anomaly: Resist the temptation to ever utter that phrase when discussing diets. The same thing NEVEr works for everyone.

That's valid. I guess I'm just encouraged by the fact that I was a "fat boy" from age 3 until 37. I thought I could never feel comfortable without a shirt on, but now I do. Maybe I really am a unique and special snowflake like my mom always promised.

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2013-08-23 10:38:06 AM  
2 votes:
I hate health articles that say "Sleep moar!" like it's that simple. Some of us have insomnia. You know what happens when I am cautioned about the health risks of not sleeping enough? It stresses me out and I can't sleep.
2013-08-23 09:12:10 AM  
2 votes:
"Dhurandhar likens obesity to other chronic diseases. Just as the term cancer covers the numerous conditions that occur when abnormal cells divide out of control, obesity may not be a single disease but rather, a group of diseases tied together by the symptom of too much body fat, he said. "

We should ask doctors throughout the developing world how they treated these diseases as they seem to have had a lot of success.
2013-08-23 03:33:42 PM  
1 vote:
thin privilege.
2013-08-23 10:30:53 AM  
1 vote:
I can see it now. An article would read something like this:

"The two sisters who were in a camping party in the mountains got separated from the group.  Within two days, a full search party was organized via foot, air and vehicles.  When all hope was almost diminished, the two sisters were found after 23 days.  They survived by drinking water from streams butsaid they had nothing to eat but a granola bar.  Courtney lost a total of 23 pounds, but her sister Bernice (since she has one or more of the 84 obesity diseases) actually gained 15 pounds."
2013-08-23 10:10:26 AM  
1 vote:

Lady J: Theaetetus: sigdiamond2000: Theaetetus: Lady J: tfa is going to annoy me too much to read

aside from a handful of people with rare conditions, the single cause of obesity is:
calories in > calories out

It's a good thing you were too annoyed to read the article, because it specifically called out people like you.

Not really:

"At the end of the day, we still have the law of energy balance to contend with," he said. "If you ingest more than you expend you are going to gain weight, period."

No, really. Next paragraph:
"We've focused almost all our resources on the so-called 'Big Two' of diet and exercise for more than 50 years and it hasn't helped," he said. "We will have to move beyond 'eat less and move more' if we want to make progress."

as someone else has already said... 'eat less move more' would work IF people did it

I bet you're an advocate for abstinence-only sex education, too.
2013-08-23 09:19:57 AM  
1 vote:
I've got the exercise thing down. My diet is fairly low carb, moderate fat. The problem must be a virus. And two family sized bottles of rum each week.
2013-08-23 09:15:19 AM  
1 vote:
I'm sure there will be a great deal of civil, reasoned debate in this thread. I look forward to reading it.
2013-08-23 09:12:11 AM  
1 vote:
Unless you have a medical problem, exercise is the answer to fat...doesn't matter what you eat, or drink as long as you get up off of your ass...
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