Yeah We’re Fat, But We Still Want Our Junk Food

Posted on 01/4/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAmericans know that obesity is a health crisis, that junk food is far too prevalent and that we can’t get ourselves off the couch to exercise, but, hey! Don’t you dare try and force us to eat better through government regulation. That’s basically the finding of a new Associated Press poll, which reveals we’re concerned about the country’s growing waistlines, though deeply divided on exactly what — if anything — the government should do about it. Thanks to a multitude …

Wait, Now They Tell Us Being Overweight Is OK?

Posted on 01/3/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthJust in time for those New Year’s resolutions about diet comes this surprising news: While being obese is still bad for your health, new research suggests that those who are moderately overweight have a lower risk of dying than normal-weight people do. The study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is a big one — an analysis of 100 international studies that included about 3 million adults. The authors were researchers with the National Center for Health …

I Don’t Want to Have Sex With My Overweight Wife

Posted on 11/20/2012 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

Home & Family | RelationshipsQ: I’m a man who has been married for 34 years. I love my soulmate, but I don’t have it in me anymore to make love to her when she’s overweight and has been for some time. I just can’t do it anymore. And now I feel depressed with no romance. I have no desire for sex anymore and I know my wife is aware. I love her and feel as  if there is nothing left but to wait until …

1 in 3 men too fat to see their you know what

Posted on 11/9/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMen, when you take off your clothes and look down, can you see your, um, manhood? If you can’t, you’re too fat. That’s the crude but effective test a British health-advocacy group says can let men know they have too much dangerous belly fat. The campaign is dubbed The Big Check and is based on the group’s  survey of 1,000 British men ages 35 through 60 that found that one in three couldn’t see their genitals because the view was …

Australian Boomers Fatter, Sicker Than Parents (Just Like American Boomers)

Posted on 09/28/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAustralians — they’re just like us! And that’s not such a good thing … A new study from Aussie professor Graeme Hugo finds the proportion of Australian boomers with three or more chronic conditions is a whopping 700 percent greater than in the previous generation. And much like their American counterparts, Australian between ages 53 and 62 are more than twice as likely to be obese as their parents were at that age.

The Obesity Paradox: Fat And Fit Trumps Thin and Unfit

Posted on 09/18/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf obesity is so bad for our health, why do studies show that overweight and moderately obese patients with certain chronic diseases often live longer and do better than normal-weight or thin patients with the same illnesses? That was the question posed by the New York Times  in a story that looked at what researchers have called the obesity paradox. As writer Harriet Brown reported: “One study found that heavier dialysis patients had a lower chance of dying than those …