Big Fat Lies (page 11)

New Yorkers Say No

The bureaucrats may have decided to affirm (or expand) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s portion-size prohibition for restaurant, stadium, movie theater, and food cart sodas…
Posted August 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

The Myth of the Green Locavore

You want to eat only “local” food? Go for it. Just don’t tell us about how you’re saving Mother Earth. You’re not. USA Today tells us that you’ll be…
Posted August 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Is the Key to Long Life Self-Imposed Famine?

People have long yearned for a “fountain of youth” that would provide endless life. All who have sought it have failed, but that doesn’t stop people from…
Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Why Olympic Athletes Are Only Gaining Weight From the Medals Around Their Necks

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps must be fat. His teammate Ryan Lochte? Morbidly obese. At least that’s what one might think if we took a slew of questionable studies as…
Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Cartoon: Not Exactly the Olympics

The Olympic Games are underway in London, and that has people thinking about the role of physical activity on health and body weight. And with new evidence that physical inactivity…
Posted July 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Hold the Snob’s Nobel Nomination

One man stands against the medical establishment. Apparently, one man knows the truth about milk. (He also likes cheese, but that’s okay.) He’s not the medical gadfly…
Posted July 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Cartoon: The Wages of Office Jobs

The British medical journal The Lancet is running a series on the positive impact of physical activity on public health, which we covered yesterday. Researchers found that up to 5…
Posted July 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Power of Physical Activity Reaffirmed

In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games in London, the U.K. medical journal The Lancet is running a series of papers on physical activity and public health.
Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hot Dog Eating Contest to Be Protested By PETA Pals

We’ve been beating up on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg a lot lately, but he’s suddenly looking more like a cool babysitter than a nagging nanny.  But…
Posted July 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm

A Radical Expansion of “Public Health”

We’ve examined in the past how the portfolio of issues handled by “public health” bureaucrats has expanded from infectious diseases — over which we have no control —…
Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm