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.