Obesity Panacea

Peter Janiszewski

I’m sure everyone remembers the recent headlines of the 42-year old woman in New Jersey, Donna Simpson, who is attempting to become the fattest women on earth. While she currently weighs ~600lbs she is hoping to crack 1000lbs eventually. Apparently her boyfriend is supporting the initiative, although her little child is too young to voice…

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and…

Given that I have put myself out of commission due to a musculoskeletal injury I acquired over the weekend, I thought a discussion of joint injuries and such would be most appropriate in my Robaxocet induced state. Just last week Travis discussed the issue of injuries associated with exercise among obese individuals. In that post,…

Given that today is April 2nd, directly following April Fool’s, it seems like an ideal time to bring up the treadmill bike – a odd piece of exercise equipment which appears to be legit, but could very well be a hoax. So what is a treadmill bike? It’s rather self-explanatory, really – “a treadmill on…

Nope, not even close, although I doubt it will stop big food from marketing Activia yogurt and others as a solution for expanded waistlines. According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. Over the past few years there has been…

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and…

Is Jesus Making You Overeat?

Well, in fairness, Jesus’ twelve Apostles should also share in the blame. An incredibly quirky and yet fascinating study was just published in the International Journal of Obesity which investigated the size of the food and plates that have been depicted in paintings of Jesus’ Last Supper over the last 1000 years. The trend of…

That’s right – contrary to what many religiously believe, it is the inability to grow more fat during times of energy surpluss, rather than the excess of fat which appears to directly contribute to the metabolic consequence often associated with obesity. A recent article in the New Scientist shines some light on this issue; Obesity…

The current recommendations from major health organizations stipulate that if an individual has a BMI in the obese range (>30 kg/m2), they should be counseled to lose at least 5-10% of their body weight. This advice appears to make some sense given that increasing body weight is generally associated with heightened risk of various diseases,…

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and…