Economic and Psychological Implications of the Obesity Epidemic
- New Orleans earns fat-cat label. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;05/15/97, Vol. 156 Issue 10, p1373
Cites an article published in the April 1997 issue of `American Medical News' which lists the cities in the United States with the highest and lowest rates of adult obesity.
- Should fewer calories be in your future? // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Aug98, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p8
Reports that in the United States, the government has lowered the overweight guidelines. Information on the Body Mass Index (BMI); What some fear as a result of these guidelines; Comments from David Allison, doctor and obesity researcher; How the guidelines affect BMI; In-depth look at...
- A weekly weigh-in. // Current Health 2;Mar1991, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p16
Reports that people should weigh themselves once a week at the same time of day. Weight fluctuations.
- Why you're fat--and I'm not. Gilchrist, Elizabeth // Cosmopolitan;Mar1993, Vol. 214 Issue 3, p44
Presents the author's experience of having lunch with a friend who is overweight. Overweight woman blames her weight on not having a fast metabolism like her friend; Author watches what she eats; Friend has cheesecake for dessert; Details.
- Fat is a black women's issue. Powers, R. // Essence (Essence);Oct89, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p75
Recounts the experiences of the author, a college junior, as an overweight black woman, which she calls a black women's issue.
- The dangerous burden of obesity. // FDA Consumer;Nov86, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p16
Being overweight is not only unfashionable, it can pose serious health hazards as well, from bone and joint disorders to an increased risk of heart disease and premature death. Perhaps the greatest suffering is due to its psychological effects--poor self image. Obesity's rile in diabetes;...
- Carbo overload. Hansen, Gale // Harper's Bazaar;Jan95, Issue 3398, p40
Reports that a biological imbalance may be the cause of 75 percentage of the nation's overweight, according to researchers at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine. High insulin levels combined with low blood sugar causing strong cravings for carbohydrates.
- `Fat attack' overwhelming U.S.--34% are obese, medical bill tops $100 billion. Herman, Phyllis // Health News & Review;Spring95, p1
Reports on the prevalence of obesity among Americans. Deaths caused by obesity-related problems; Percentage of fat in the body; Impact of sedentary lifestyle.
- Most Americans are overweight: Survey. // Jet;11/04/96, Vol. 90 Issue 25, p24
Relates the finding of a survey indicating that most people in the United States are overweight. The survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics in 1996; The use of body mass index (BMI) as a measurement; Further findings of the study.
- Why so many Americans are overweight. // Jet;06/22/98, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p54
Presents the findings from a study conducted on overweight people in the United States. Why many Americans are overweight; Comments from Dr. Denise Bruner, president-elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.