This is a collection of health news and related links for plus-size women. Please bear in mind that many, even most of such studies are the following
1)Funded by corporations that make a great deal of money from the diet industry. 2)Inconclusive. 3)Find correlation, yes, but not causation. A triangle may be prone to cancer, but a square also being a geometric shape does NOT mean it is also prone to cancer. 4)Exaggerated and panic-inducing. The “obesity epidemic” exists in part because people never previously considered “obese” have been re-classified under an arbitrary definition of “fat.”
For more insight and understanding into this, please read Junkfood Science from the beginning.
It appears that cancers dependent on estrogen are more likely to kill overweight women.
Over 50? Don’t hit the couch, you’re not out of the game yet – people over 50 years old suffer from fewer chronic diseases.
This study about calorie restriction is about rhesus monkeys, not humans.
Women over 50 who successfully lost weight cut out the sugar, ate at home, didn’t eat the fried food – and increased their fruit and veggie intake. While anti-diet, I have made the decision to cut sugar. The first three days off it are hell, but after that, I feel a lot better in general. In other news, I’m starting a campaign to beg Starbuck’s to make sugar free pumpkin spice lattes available.