It seems like the news media is really in a frenzy over the evils of being overweight, and I have to say that the continuing FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) campaign doesn't do much to increase my motivation to lose weight. Now that I've reached the point of saturation with all this negative news, I find myself just not caring all that much.
Here's this week's round up:
- Excess Fat Around Your Heart May Be Dangerous - Researchers are finding that excess fat around your heart may give you a higher risk for heart attack than having a high BMI. (AJC.com)
- Death Row Inmate Argues He Is Too Fat to Be Executed - An Ohio man is arguing that because he is so fat, he is too heavy to be humanely executed. (AFP)
- There Are Few Old Fat People - It seems there are fat people and there are old people, but there are few old fat people. (The Methuselah Foundation)
- Flying Fat - Airlines do not have a standard policy as to whether or not obese passengers should have to pay for a second seat when flying. As a result, there is considerable controversy -- and lawsuits -- from both the overweight passengers, and the normal-weighted folks who sit next to them. (Wired Blog Network)
- Which Restaurants Are Making Your Kids Fat? - It seems that some restaurants out there are putting together kids' meals upwards of 900 calories. This article offers a scary look at some of the worst offenders. (The Consumerist)
- All Americans Will Be Fat By 2048 - According to a new study, if the trend of the past thirty years continues, every American adult will be overweight. (WOAI.com)