Obesity

11:55am

Sat July 27, 2013
The Two-Way

New Zealand Cites Obesity In Denying Chef's Work Visa

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 12:05 pm

Chef Albert Buitenhuis has been declared too fat to live in New Zealand, a country with one of the highest obesity rates in the developed world.

Immigration officials recently informed South African Buitenhuis that his work visa would not be renewed because, at 286 pounds, he falls short of what Wellington deems "an acceptable standard of health."

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3:15pm

Fri July 26, 2013
Shots - Health News

Hating On Fat People Just Makes Them Fatter

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 3:48 pm

The roots of obesity are complex and include genetics and other factors beyond individual choice, research shows.
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Don't try to pretend your gibes and judgments of the overweight people in your life are for their own good. Florida researchers have evidence that discriminating against fat people only makes them fatter.

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3:12am

Fri July 19, 2013
Business

In Dubai, Weight Loss Is Worth Gold

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 5:06 am

If you want people to slim down, why not reward them with gold? That's the tack being taken in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For every kilogram lost, the government will pay out a gram of gold.

11:22am

Wed July 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

Weight Loss Is Worth Gold In Dubai

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 8:43 am

Lose pounds and gain grams of gold in Dubai.
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If you want people to slim down, why not reward them with gold? That's the tack being taken in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Alarmed at ballooning waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering to give citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram lost by Aug. 16, according to news reports.

That's about $41 for a little over two pounds of pudge, based on today's market rate.

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1:20pm

Fri June 28, 2013
Shots - Health News

After Midnight, Night Owls Gorge, Piling On The Calories

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 11:38 am

Late nights lead people to eat more.
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Now we know what you're doing when you're staying up late. You're eating 553 calories.

That's the equivalent of a Big Mac, and also about one-quarter of the recommended daily caloric intake for an adult.

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