Saturday, May 26, 2012

1 In 3 Is Obese — Even The Homeless

Source: CNN

Two out of three homeless individuals were either overweight or obese. The study found that 32.6% were normal weight and that 1.6% was underweight.

“Although underweight has been traditionally associated with homelessness, this study suggests that obesity may have replaced underweight as the new malnutrition of the homeless,” the authors wrote.

The researchers found that 5.6% of this population were morbidly obese, meaning they had BMIs greater than 40. A 250-pound man who stands at 5 feet and 7 inches would have a BMI of 40. A BMI over 25 is considered overweight; a BMI over 30 is obese. In further analyses, homeless women (42.8%) were more likely to be obese than homeless men (29.7%).

“Our results are in line with [the] hunger-obesity paradox,” said Montgomery. “People feel hungry. The body’s response is the higher calories, you store them and become obese, and you still feel hungry. It’s a circular problem.”

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Sen. Paul Offers Amendment to Rein in FDA Abuses

Could it be that 85% of the U.S. Senate supports total FDA tyranny, armed raids of grocers because they sell raw milk, trespassing on farms and destroying organic food without a warrent? I can understand why many might disagree with some of what Rand Paul wrote about his bill, but this shouldn't be a difficult bill to pass. What am I missing?

Source: Senator Rand Paul

Rand Paul introduced an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration User Fee Reauthorization bill, which would curb the Food and Drug Associations overreach and abuse of power. Sen. Paul's amendment, No. 2143, would disarm the FDA, put an end to raids on natural food stores and Amish farmers, and stop FDA censorship of truthful claims of dietary supplements.

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