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By now, readers of Obesity Panacea have hopefully learned that excess weight is not directly predictive of health risk, and that excess fat mass is not in itself unhealthy. Recall that approximately 30% of individuals who are classified as obese by their body weight turn out to be metabolically healthy, and in fact seem not…

 Image by Jespahjoy. Just before moving to our new home here on Scienceblogs, I asked our readers for ideas on what types of content they would like to see here on Obesity Panacea.  One topic that came up several times was the issue of injuries.  I’m not sure why we haven’t discussed injuries in the…

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…

Exercise and Body Weight

Image by atomicjeep I came across a very interesting article in the Ottawa Citizen this weekend, unpleasantly titled “For Canada’s obese, exercise alone isn’t going to cut it“. The crux of the article is this – exercise will not help you lose weight. Every few months it seems that this issue pops up, including a…