Fat-acceptance advocates say medical terms like "obesity" and "overweight" stigmatize fat people and should be eliminated from our vocabulary. They're putting public health at risk to promote a misguided ideology.
This concoction is a brew made by smooshing fresh coffee in a blender with grass-fed, unsalted butter and oil. It was invented by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey, who created the recipe after feeling energized from drinking tea with yak butter (seriously) while meditating in Nepal. Is Bulletproof just a bunch of bull? Angela Dowden, an award-winning nutrition and health writer, isn't terribly impressed.
Body fat is more than just a storage depot for our excess calories. Along with the production of hormones such as leptin, adipose tissue is also the source of microRNAs that help regulate metabolism. Lack of these miRNAs can lead to at least some of the metabolic problems often associated with obesity.
The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans have just been published, and there are some positive moves as well as some of the same-old recommendations that have yet to be shown to be effective. Dietary advice always brings a variety of dissent and assents, so we thought we'd add some of our own.
In an opinion column in today s New York Times, Drs. Dariush Mozaffarian of Tufts University and David S. Ludwig of Boston Children s Hospital describe the historical trajectory of official nutrition advice that has led to the demonization of dietary fat. Beginning with the 1980 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, an official goal has been to get Am
The science of the complex interaction between fat and carbohydrate intake and health outcomes is explained almost simply in Nina Teicholz Wall Street Journal Saturday Essay. Suffice it to say that the bacon leads to heart disease theory is on its last legs.
Numerous drugs have been tried in the fight against obesity some affect neurons in the brain, others act on the liver, and one (orlistat, sold as Xenical or Alli) acts to decrease the amount of fat absorbed from the intestinal tract.
Frank Bruni s column, appearing in the New York Times yesterday, highlights the real reason why Americans are overweight. He describes his experience walking through Costco, when an epiphany pierced the fog of my gluttony.
According to an article in today s New York Times, an important new weapon in the arsenal against obesity seems to be vastly underused.