THIS FAT OLD LADY’S FAT FRIDAY – GIVE ME ENOUGH DATA I CAN PROVE ANYTHING – EVEN IF IT’S JUST PLAIN WEIRD

Okay.  There’s a new “study” that says there is an association between exposure to artificial light at night (ALAN) while sleeping and obesity. Sleeping with Night Light Associated with Weight Gain WTF? So, after reading an article about this study, I find the abstract. Abstract on Artificial Light at Night Exposure and Weight Gain And…

THIS FAT OLD LADY’S FAT FRIDAY – IT’S CALLED EVOLUTION FOLKS

Fat people are more prone to heart attacks. Fat people have a better survival rate for heart attacks. A recent study shows that fat people have a decreased risk of in-hospital death following acute myocardial infarction (a heart attack), despite having other conditions like hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Association between BMI and…

THIS FAT OLD LADY IS SWEET ENOUGH ALL BY HERSELF

A recent “study” is all over the news this week. http://www.pulseheadlines.com/artificial-sweeteners-lose-weight-linked-overweight-diabetes/65287/ “Artificial Sweeteners Makes you Fatter” (Okay, I’m paraphrasing … but that’s the gist of it.) So I look at the abstract for the study (because no, I’m not shelling out money to read the whole thing, which I probably wouldn’t understand anyhow): http://www.cmaj.ca/content/189/28/E929.abstract And…

MY FAT ASS IS STILL FAT AND APT TO BE AROUND A WHILE LONGER

“Total and annual percent change in age-standardized death rates and years of potential life lost before age 75 years for all causes combined and for heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, unintentional injuries, and diabetes mellitus.” http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2466136 YAY! Between 1969 and 2013, for All causes of death there was a 42.9% reduction.…