Browsing All posts tagged under »obesity«

If you’re wealthy and healthy, are sugary drinks bad for you?

June 10, 2019

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Pretty much whenever a study is titled, “Does X food cause Y problem(s)” I click the study and use the browser’s search function for “BMI”. I’m not even going to read a study like that if it didn’t control for something such as obesity. – Suppose you want to see if drinking soda negatively impacts […]

The future of obesity treatment

June 3, 2019

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Obesity has proven to be one of the toughest diseases we’ve come across. In terms of widely known ailments, others I can think of on par with it are dementia, depression, chronic pain. These are ailments we’ve made essentially zero progress in treating. -> People who work in these domains may be sensitive to that comment, but I’m […]

Being obese and pregnant is worse than you think

April 2, 2018

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The CDC recently came out with, –Prevalence and Trends in Prepregnancy Normal Weight In the last ~five years, we’ve continued to increase the proportion of women who begin pregnancy at an unhealthy weight. 55% now start their pregnancy in a disadvantaged position. -> The point of this post is not to pick on women. Men are no […]

It’s all about portion control, right?

March 30, 2018

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You hear this all the time. “How do I lose weight?” “Just cut back on your portions.” And this works, oh, about one out of never times. Portion control is one of those things that sounds great but when put into practice consistently fails. But portion control works for you, you say. You lost X […]

Can going to space really save us from destroying the planet?

November 27, 2017

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CO2 is the proverbial bad boy of Earth. We demonize or deify it. At this point, if you’re lucid, you have to concede to both. You demonize it for its role in heating the planet. You deify it because without it we’d still be in the dark ages. It’s like Taylor Swift- “Ugh, she’s so […]

The source of ocean plastic: our obesity?

July 31, 2017

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I’m sitting on the beach with my girlfriend looking at the water. I say to her “I have this idea. You know that ocean plastic issue, particularly in the pacific? What if a drone could go through the water cleaning it up?” As seems to always be the case, whenever I have an idea for […]

Is an obese mom as bad as a drunk one?

June 7, 2017

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Our starting point: –Association Between Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Craniofacial Shape of Children at 12 Months These researchers recruited pregnant women in the first trimester. At 12 months they used 3-d imaging to see differences amongst their kid’s facial shape based on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. One symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome is changes in […]

How our out of shapeness is impacting the Grand Canyon

May 15, 2017

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When making the United States cross country drive you decide between going the northern or southern route. Usually because you’re debating Rocky Mountains or Grand Canyon. When I made the move from New Jersey to California I came close to going the northern route. “I mean, the Grand Canyon is like a big hole in the […]