An Egyptian woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, weighs about 1,100 pounds and is believed to be the world’s heaviest woman. She had not left her house in 25 years before a trip to Mumbai, India, for bariatric surgery.
Should teachers be able to police what goes in children’s packed lunch? When it comes to making children a pack lunch, most parents are full of healthy good intentions. Well, not necessarily because it seems some schools and nurseries are actually monitoring the healthy-levels of children’s packed lunches and sending notes home to parents who don’t meet strict nutritional standards.
Obesity expert, Dr Clare Llewellyn has revealed that though children who are overweight eat just 12 extra calories at mealtimes, that tiny amount adds up to an extra 5,500 calories every month, which leads to youngsters putting on weight up to 7% quicker than other children of the same age. Dr Llewellyn, a lecturer in behavioural obesity research at University College London, said that overweight children do not necessarily eat more often, or have more junk food, but likely pile on the pounds because the portions on their plates are too large.
The HCG diet involves taking supplements or injections of HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, combined with an extremely low calorie diet of just 500 calories. HCG is a hormone first produced by the embryo in the early stages of pregnancy and then the placenta during pregnancy to help nourish the womb.
Rubbish news of the day alert: new research suggests that the so-called obesity gene is not to blame for your inability to shift the pounds. When scientists revealed the existence of a ‘fat gene’ it provided some with a handy opportunity to attribute weight gain to their DNA. Because according to science the obesity gene is not tipping the scale against you in the battle of the bulge.
New research from Ohio State University has revealed a link between children’s bedtimes and obesity in later life. Researchers have been following 977 children born in 1991 over the last 25 years. Results showed that kids who went to bed before 8pm between the ages of three and five were less likely to become obese teenagers.
There is now a plate that absorbs excess grease from your food. Well, in excellent news of the day, there is now a plate that sucks up the excess calories from every meal by absorbing the grease. The pretty darned fantastic invention is the result of a collaboration between the Thai government’s health board and advertising agency BBDO Bangkok, who created the ‘AbsorbPlate’ in a bid to combat high rates of obesity in Thailand thanks to all the grease and oil that are part of a typical Thai diet.
In a TV interview on Monday night, personal trainer Michelle Bridges, who works with contestants on the Australian version of The Biggest Loser, was asked if she had an “agenda” when it comes to overweight men and women. What she said is causing a firestorm of negative feedback.