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Race, obesity, and risk for prostate cancer

By using data from the prospective SELECT trial (the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial, conducted between 2001 and 2011), researchers have been able to suggest that obesity is strongly associated with increased risk for prostate cancer diagnosis among African American males compared to non-Hispanic whites. 472 more words


How to explain the world at a cocktail party

Want a cool expression to toss out at a dinner party the next time you find yourself in such a socially-elite situation? I’ve got one for you. 342 more words

Fundamental Explainers

Increased risk of dementia in middle aged people who are skinny

A new study suggests that men and women who are too skinny in their middle age could face a heightened risk of developing dementia in later life, while obese people might have a better chance at staving it off. 295 more words


Our Biggest Enemy

In this battle we are waging against our scales and our selves, we have many enemies. Genetics, habits, the foul fiends who run Cinnabon*, Southern Baptist hostesses, any and all purveyors of all things pizza, television and its henchman Netflix, comfy couches, overcrowded schedules…the list goes on and on.   718 more words

Weight Loss

Morbidly Obese

Ragen Chastain on her blog Dances with Fat recently had a post about coming out as fat.

I don’t feel the need to come out as fat or fat and happy personally. 883 more words

Fat Acceptance