‘Lesbians are twice as likely as heterosexual women to be overweight or obese, which puts them at greater risk for obesity-related health problems and death, US researchers said.
The report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, is one of the first large studies to look at obesity among lesbians.
Ulrike Boehmer of the Boston University School of Public Health and colleagues looked at a 2002 national survey of almost 6000 women, and found that lesbians were 2.69 times more likely to be overweight and 2.47 times more likely to be obese.’
‘As a rule, processed foods are more “energy dense” than fresh foods: they contain less water and fiber but more added fat and sugar, which makes them both less filling and more fattening. These particular calories also happen to be the least healthful ones in the marketplace, which is why we call the foods that contain them “junk.” Drewnowski concluded that the rules of the food game in America are organized in such a way that if you are eating on a budget, the most rational economic strategy is to eat badly — and get fat.’
‘Crematoria are struggling to deal with spiralling rates of obesity.
Expanding waistlines are forcing many councils to spend thousands widening their furnaces, the Local Government Association has warned.
In some cases grieving relatives have to travel hundreds of miles to find crematoria that can accommodate over-sized coffins.
Standard coffins range from 16-20 inches, but coffins up to 40 inches are becoming increasingly common.’
‘Ellen Massey always counted being struck by a baseball or a bat at Shea Stadium among the hazards of being a Mets fan, but she never thought a 300-pound man would come crashing down the stands — and onto her.
That’s what the Manhattan resident, 58, said happened on Monday, Opening Day at Shea.
Shortly after the seventh-inning stretch, she said, a man dressed in a green Army-type jacket tumbled from higher seats and onto her back, knocking the wind out of her and, ultimately, causing serious injury. [..]
“We were sitting and watching the ball game,” he said. “And in a split-second a rather large person, a man, came sort of tumbling down upon us and basically landed on my aunt’s head and neck.”‘
‘a fat girl with a chubby vagina
She has a piggy- faced cunt.‘
also: piggy penis whack.
‘Our obesity crisis has forced the ambulance service to introduce super-sized vehicles to squeeze in overweight patients.
The workload for these heavy-duty ambulances has more than doubled in the past three years.
And specially designed air ambulances are also soon to be introduced.
NSW Ambulance was the first in Australia to introduce the ambulances, which cost nearly $100,000 more than a regular vehicle, in 1999.
Now two more multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) have been added and the weight-carrying capacity of stretchers increased from 180kg to 220kg.’
‘Weight loss surgery could lead to a condition which can result in memory loss, according to US research.
The syndrome – Wernicke encephalopathy – affects the nervous system and brain, and can lead to confusion and the inability to co-ordinate movement.
The study, published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, says the syndrome is caused by a lack of vitamin B1, or thiamine.
Frequent vomiting after surgery can lead to the syndrome, the study found.’
‘A 39-year-old woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth this week after going to an emergency room with a stomachache.
April Barnum of Garden Grove gave birth to a full-term, 7-pound, 7-ounce boy by Caesarian section at University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, hospital officials said.
The 420-pound woman said her size kept her and others from realizing she was carrying the baby.
“Usually you can tell if you’re pregnant, but with me, I couldn’t tell,” Barnum said Thursday, a day after the birth. “If he kicked, I didn’t feel him kicking.”‘
‘An obese 26-year-old man in northeastern China died after a “marathon” online gaming session over the Lunar New Year holiday, state media said on Wednesday.
The 150-kg (330-lb) man from Jinzhou, in Liaoning province, collapsed on Saturday, the last day of the holiday, after spending “almost all” of the seven-day break playing online games, the China Daily said, citing his parents.
Xu Yan, a local teacher, said the “dull life” during the holiday prompted many people to turn to computer games for entertainment.’
‘Chain restaurants in the United States are promoting dangerous “X-treme Eating”, a US watchdog has said.
They are serving up “ever-more harmful new creations,” says the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
It says that some individual dishes can exceed 2,000 calories, more than the recommended daily intake for women. [..]
“Rather than compete to make their products healthier, restaurant chains are competing with each other to make their appetizers, main courses, and desserts bigger, badder, and cheesier than ever before,” a CPSI statement said.’
‘Authorities are considering taking an 8-year-old boy who weighs 218 pounds into protective custody unless his mother improves his diet, officials said Monday.
Social service officials will meet with family members Tuesday to discuss the health of Connor McCreaddie, who weighs more than three times the average for his age. [..]
An unidentified health official was quoted as telling The Sunday Times that taking custody of Connor would be a last resort, but said the family had repeatedly failed to attend appointments with nurses, nutritionists and social workers.’
Follow up to: Human Slingshot
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`Britain’s GW Pharmaceuticals Plc said Tuesday it plans to start human trials of an experimental treatment for obesity derived from cannabis. [..]
“The cannabis plant has 70 different cannabinoids in it, and each has a different effect on the body,” GW Managing Director Justin Gover told Reuters.
“Some can stimulate your appetite, and some in the same plant can suppress your appetite. It is amazing both scientifically and commercially,” he said in a telephone interview.’
`Chilean artist Marco Evaristti presented his friends with his newest creation on Thursday night: Meatballs cooked with fat from his own body, extracted by liposuction.
‘Ladies and gentleman, bon appetit and may God bless,’ said Evaristti, a glass in his hand, to his dining companions seated around a table at the Animal Gallery in Chile’s capital, Santiago.
On the plates in front of them was a serving of agnolotti pasta and in the middle, a meatball made with the fat that Evaristti had removed from his body last last year.
‘You are not a cannibal if you eat art,’ he added. He described it as a criticism of the plastic surgery market.’
Also, images of people eating the meatballs.
An amusing little web comic.
`A 280-pound man who tried to break into a craft and hobby store by crawling in through a cooling duct got stuck and died, authorities said.
The Missoula County coroner’s office identified the man as Kenneth Ellingson, 37, of Missoula, and said the cause of death was positional asphyxiation. [..]
Authorities said the 6-foot-tall, 280 pound man got stuck in an L-shaped portion of the duct probably around 3 a.m. or 4 a.m.’
Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.
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Apparently she’s falls into the “super super morbidly obese” category, based one her body mass index of more than 100.
Lucky Texas is a big state. 🙂
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I don’t know if there should be a comma in there or not. “If you see her, run” is just as valid a title. 🙂
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`A Lithuanian held on suspicion of theft in an Arctic Norway jail slipped out of custody – literally – by stripping naked, smearing himself with vegetable oil and sliding through the prison bars, police said Wednesday.
“He slipped through the bars on Christmas Eve,” said Svein-Erik Jacobsen, operation leader for the Oest-Finnmark Police District. The unusual escape made national news in Norway on Wednesday.
Another Lithuanian, held as an accomplice in the same cell, also used the technique to try to slip out of a window of the Vadsoe Jail, but failed, apparently because he was too big. The men had managed to bend the bars slightly to gain more space.’
`An overweight woman who got stuck in a South African cave trapped 22 fellow tourists for more than 10 hours and had to be prised free with liquid paraffin.
The woman became trapped in the Tunnel of Love obstacle in the Cango Caves in Western Cape on New Year’s Day.
The caves’ manager said the woman had been warned she might not be suitable but she insisted on trying. [..]
No drilling equipment was needed and the woman was eventually freed with a pulley and paraffin used to grease the surface at about 2320.’
‘Fat mental women goes wakko with cat food’
It’s actually a bit weirder than you might expect from this description. 🙂 Just a bit.
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Revi persees: Rip your ass open
Haista vittu: Fuck you (lit. Smell the cunt)
Pyöriä kuin puolukka pillussa: Roll like cowberry in a pussy
Kolmannen asteen turbomuna: Turbodick of a third degree
Nännipihan talonmies: Nippleyard’s janitor
Heitä homo voltti!: Screw you, faggot! (lit. do a somersault, fag)
Katiska: Fish trap (Used to describe an ugly person)
Revin perseesi irti ja syötän sen sinulle: I’ll rip your ass off and feed it to you.
Voi, Vitunlihakeitto!: Oh, soup-made-out-of-the-flesh-of-cunt!
Paras osa sinusta valui lihavan äitisi sisäreittä pitkin: The best part of you ran down your fat mother’s inner thigh
`Here, then, is a list of every known individual who has staked a claim to a weight of 900 pounds or more, in descending order of magnitude.’