Can Black Women have a bigger waist and still be healthy?

Do not read this headline and think it is okay to be heavy. This study has some serious problems in it. In essence it is singling black women out and saying it okay for you to be a bit fatter before you are at risk for diabetes and heart disease which I totally disagree with. Shouts to Amy Norton for this article that should be read by everybody:

via Reuters

“We do not want to make too many practical implications at this point,” Katzmarzyk told Reuters Health in an email.

He also stressed that the findings do not mean that African-American women with a BMI below 33 or a waistline under 38 inches have “no risk” of obesity-related health problems.

“What the study does show is that there is a strong relationship between obesity and risk factors in white and African-American men and women,” Katzmarzyk said. “This relationship is robust in all groups, so no one is immune from the effects of obesity.”

As it stands, men are considered to have abdominal obesity when their waistline tops 40 inches; for women, the threshold is 35 inches. Abdominal obesity, in turn, raises a person’s risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Another way to look at the weight-health question is through body mass index (BMI) — a measure of weight in relation to height. People with a BMI of 30 or higher are considered obese, and they generally have a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease than thinner people.

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Still Wanna Eat Fast Food? Here’s Another Reason to Leave It Alone

This should be the final straw in terms of people beginning to stop eating fast food in droves across this country. If high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity is not enough then this bit of information will not stop you from your Big Mac, but I will post it for the few that will take heed and stop eating the junk in fast food restaurants.

via Fit Perez

Perfluoroalkyls are a hazardous class of stable, synthetic chemicals.

University of Toronto researchers have found that toxicperfluoroalkyls can be found on the surface of many fast food wrappers and subsequently are leaking into your food. Perfluoroalkyls are used to coat the wrapper to keep grease from leaking out of the product, but it has been found coating people’s blood after being ingested.

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WiFi Technology To Be Inserted Into Bodies Of High Risk Heart Attack Patients

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[Source: Times]

OfCom, a communications regulatory body out of the UK is reporting that WiFi technology will soon be inserted into the bodies of high-risk heart attack and diabetes patients. At the threat of a heart attack or if a patient doesn’t take their medication the WiFi device will alert the necessary authorities who will respond as seen fit to assist the patient. This technology is at the forefront of what the new health industry will ultimately look like, with doctors monitoring and assisting their patients remotely.

The same report, titled Tomorrow’s Wireless World which will be released tomorrow also is reporting that car manufacturers are utilizing advanced GPS technology that will enable vehicle’s to communicate with one another. If the vehicles became dangerously close to one another the brakes would automatically be activated or if the vehicles were to collide then authorities would be alerted automatically. Paramedics who arrive at the scene will be armed with a small computer that will communicate with a device embedded within the driver’s watch that alerts the paramedic to the driver’s medical history. The technology is still in its testing phase. No word yet on when it will be available, how much it will cost or who will manufacture it. We will keep you updated with further developments. CLICK [HERE] for the full story.
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