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(Omaha World Herald)   Vaccines, antibiotics, weight loss and insulin: a look at healthcare in the 20s... The 1920s   (omaha.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, Immune system, Alexander Fleming, Insulin, Penicillin, Infection, Bacteria, Sir Frederick G. Banting, 20th century's greatest medical discoveries  
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6 days ago  
We have come a long way since then.
 
6 days ago  
Isn't that Jane Hathaway from Beverly Hillbillies?
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6 days ago  

kdawg7736: We have come a long way since then.


The dollars are in the "cure" not the prevention.
 
6 days ago  
They kept in shape with all that 23 skidooing.
 
6 days ago  
Leonard Thompson, after getting the first insulin treatment:

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The first insulin pump:

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6 days ago  
(* Glares at the 1920s Karen Carpenterly. *)
 
6 days ago  
"... and remember you'll need to make some modest lifestyle changes in order to ensure the best efficacy and... where are you going?"
 
6 days ago  
They severely screwed up when they changed the dietary recommendations to suggesting everyone get the majority of their daily intake from carbs, in addition to everyone deciding that soda was an all day everyday beverage instead of a once in a while treat.

Find video showing crowds of people gathered for some event from several decades ago and count the percentage of morbidly obese people back then vs. now.

Woodstock's early-arriving crowds
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6 days ago  

BullBearMS: They severely screwed up when they changed the dietary recommendations to suggesting everyone get the majority of their daily intake from carbs, in addition to everyone deciding that soda was an all day everyday beverage instead of a once in a while treat.

Find video showing crowds of people gathered for some event from several decades ago and count the percentage of morbidly obese people back then vs. now.

[YouTube video: Woodstock's early-arriving crowds]


Duane Andreas and high fructose corn syrup. Thanks Reagan.
 
6 days ago  
Edward Mellanby discovers that lack of vitamin D in the diet causes rickets.
And a lack of intelligence causes a governor Ricketts.
 
6 days ago  
They're just like us - mostly a gaggle of morons saved from themselves by a handful of geniuses.
 
6 days ago  

BullBearMS: They severely screwed up when they changed the dietary recommendations to suggesting everyone get the majority of their daily intake from carbs, in addition to everyone deciding that soda was an all day everyday beverage instead of a once in a while treat.

Find video showing crowds of people gathered for some event from several decades ago and count the percentage of morbidly obese people back then vs. now.

[YouTube video: Woodstock's early-arriving crowds]


When I grew up, the standard for losing weight was "can you pinch an inch? (Of body fat).  That standard is laughable now.
 
6 days ago  

Sexy Jesus: BullBearMS: They severely screwed up when they changed the dietary recommendations to suggesting everyone get the majority of their daily intake from carbs, in addition to everyone deciding that soda was an all day everyday beverage instead of a once in a while treat.

Find video showing crowds of people gathered for some event from several decades ago and count the percentage of morbidly obese people back then vs. now.

[YouTube video: Woodstock's early-arriving crowds]

Duane Andreas and high fructose corn syrup. Thanks Reagan.


There have been 6 presidents, 3 Democrats and 3 Republicans, since Reagan. If presidents are to be held responsible for nutritional policy, the blame can be distributed evenly.
 
6 days ago  

BullBearMS: They severely screwed up when they changed the dietary recommendations to suggesting everyone get the majority of their daily intake from carbs, in addition to everyone deciding that soda was an all day everyday beverage instead of a once in a while treat.

Find video showing crowds of people gathered for some event from several decades ago and count the percentage of morbidly obese people back then vs. now.

[YouTube video: Woodstock's early-arriving crowds]


Restricting carbs is definitely one approach that works, and I'm living proof. That Woodstock photo, however, isn't necessarily evidence of worsening over the last 50 years since the attendees were quite young and obesity even today mostly afflicts people who are somewhat older.
 
6 days ago  

Sexy Jesus: BullBearMS: They severely screwed up when they changed the dietary recommendations to suggesting everyone get the majority of their daily intake from carbs, in addition to everyone deciding that soda was an all day everyday beverage instead of a once in a while treat.

Find video showing crowds of people gathered for some event from several decades ago and count the percentage of morbidly obese people back then vs. now.

[YouTube video: Woodstock's early-arriving crowds]

Duane Andreas and high fructose corn syrup. Thanks Reagan.


Yup.  Back then, the vast majority of what people ate was cooked from scratch at home.

Then that got replaced with factory food substitute with extra processed carbs and gallons of high fructose corn syrup.

The idea that we should drop the natural fats from our diet and replace them with carbs, sugar and chemically processed vegetable fat was nutritional malpractice.
 
6 days ago  

jjorsett: BullBearMS: They severely screwed up when they changed the dietary recommendations to suggesting everyone get the majority of their daily intake from carbs, in addition to everyone deciding that soda was an all day everyday beverage instead of a once in a while treat.

Find video showing crowds of people gathered for some event from several decades ago and count the percentage of morbidly obese people back then vs. now.

[YouTube video: Woodstock's early-arriving crowds]

Restricting carbs is definitely one approach that works, and I'm living proof. That Woodstock photo, however, isn't necessarily evidence of worsening over the last 50 years since the attendees were quite young and obesity even today mostly afflicts people who are somewhat older.


Even very young children have a high level of obesity today.

Per the CDC:

For children and adolescents aged 2-19 years:

The prevalence of obesity was 18.5%. About 13.7 million children and adolescents had obesity. Obesity prevalence was 13.9% among 2- to 5-year-olds,

18.4% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 20.6% among 12- to 19-year-olds.
 
6 days ago  
Some guy wanted a "fat tax" in 1925... How many people were fat back then? I'm constantly told high levels of obesity is a modern phenomenon.

/guessing the vibrating exercise belt did nothing
 
6 days ago  

BullBearMS: jjorsett: BullBearMS: They severely screwed up when they changed the dietary recommendations to suggesting everyone get the majority of their daily intake from carbs, in addition to everyone deciding that soda was an all day everyday beverage instead of a once in a while treat.

Find video showing crowds of people gathered for some event from several decades ago and count the percentage of morbidly obese people back then vs. now.

[YouTube video: Woodstock's early-arriving crowds]

Restricting carbs is definitely one approach that works, and I'm living proof. That Woodstock photo, however, isn't necessarily evidence of worsening over the last 50 years since the attendees were quite young and obesity even today mostly afflicts people who are somewhat older.

Even very young children have a high level of obesity today.

Per the CDC:

For children and adolescents aged 2-19 years:

The prevalence of obesity was 18.5%. About 13.7 million children and adolescents had obesity. Obesity prevalence was 13.9% among 2- to 5-year-olds,

18.4% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 20.6% among 12- to 19-year-olds.


It's a major reason why they went from judging children's appropriate weight by percentile charts to BMI charts. 2013's 50th percentile kid is not 1970's 50th percentile kid.
 
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