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News, The Snitch Science Finds Link Between Marijuana and Binge Eating

Science Finds Link Between Marijuana and Binge Eating

As far as epidemics go, childhood obesity may inspire more giggles than fear. But unlike SARS or swine flu, (remember that, when we were all gonna die?) it's no joke. Some 20 percent of kids today are fat.Genetics plays a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Fat Activists Oppose Atlanta's Anti-Obesity Campaign

S.F. Fat Activists Oppose Atlanta's Anti-Obesity Campaign

A San Francisco fat activist has helped raise more than $12,000 to launch a campaign to counter the public shaming of obese children. What set all this off: Currently in Atlanta, the second most obese city in the nation, Strong…
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Dining, SFoodie New Obesity Prevention Tactic: Take Two Chard Leaves and Call Me in the Morning

New Obesity Prevention Tactic: Take Two Chard Leaves and Call Me in the Morning

According to an article this morning in the Bay Citizen, a group of pediatricians at Oakland's Highland Hospital have begun testing out a new tactic for reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes in children: writing prescriptions for fruits and…
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Dining, SFoodie Blame McD's for Making Poor People Obese? Not So Fast

Blame McD's for Making Poor People Obese? Not So Fast

There's an assumption in food-policy circles that obesity rates are high among the poor because they eat so much fast food. It's an assumption that led the LA City Council to ban the construction of new fast-food restaurants in low-income…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Smokers Are Skinnier Than Everyone Else

Marijuana Smokers Are Skinnier Than Everyone Else

Forget marijuana -- medical or otherwise -- as a performance-enhancer for such accolades as "winner" of the Chubby Bunny competition. Consider the magic plant, instead, as a partner in weight loss. That's right, pard: the antimunchies. Or at least the…
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News, The Snitch 5 Reasons Californians Aren't as Fat as the Rest of America

5 Reasons Californians Aren't as Fat as the Rest of America

So much for bucking stereotypes. It appears that much-loved European canard about overweight Americans is, well... increasingly true. An annual obesity report has found that only one U.S. state -- Colorado -- has an obesity rate under 20 percent. (In…
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Dining, SFoodie Eating with Family Makes You Skinnier, Eating Sugar Makes You Fatter

Eating with Family Makes You Skinnier, Eating Sugar Makes You Fatter

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. Family meals matter. HealthDay reports on a new meta-analysis study that found children who ate with their families tended to be less…
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News, The Snitch Soda Tax: Will it Fizz Out?

Soda Tax: Will it Fizz Out?

The truth: Soda is incredibly unhealthy -- and limiting the amount one drinks is one of the quickest ways to lose weight. The truth: It is unlikely that two-thirds of California's elected representatives will agree to impose new taxes upon…
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Dining, SFoodie Banning Happy Meals Might Be a Good Idea, But Some of the Data Is Shady

Banning Happy Meals Might Be a Good Idea, But Some of the Data Is Shady

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. City Supervisors are continuing to weigh legislation banning toys from fast-food meals existing as thinly veiled fat and corn syrup bombs. But as reported Joe Eskenazi points out today at SFoodie's sister news blog,…
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News, The Snitch Local Researchers Discover Use for PE Classes

Local Researchers Discover Use for PE Classes

A purpose for elementary school PE classes beyond dodgeball-related trauma and providing employment to sadistic instructors who unironically wear tracksuits was announced this month by researchers at U.C. San Francisco and U.C. Berkeley. A study published in this month's edition…
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Dining, SFoodie Mystery Solved: Why Don't The French Gets As Fat As Americans?

Mystery Solved: Why Don't The French Gets As Fat As Americans?

Oh, so that's why: a new Cornell study seems to answer the eternal question over why the French, despite their notoriously rich butter-and-cream-heavy cuisine, are able to maintain their trim figures while Americans continue to balloon to ever-widening proportions:…
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Attention Porkies: No More Food For You!

I know we have an obesity problem in the U.S., but this is just crazy: a Mississippi lawmaker offered up a bill that would require restaurants to ban fat people. The man who proposed the measure says he never expected…
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Dining, SFoodie Breaking News: Fast Food Makes People Fat

Breaking News: Fast Food Makes People Fat

Sometimes it's just too fucking easy. I'm not even going to try sarcasm here: "American researchers have found evidence to support the notion that fast food restaurants could be a contributing factor to the rising levels of obesity in…
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