Friday, May 16, 2008

Fat is an environmental issue (NTRI; WTW)

From New Scientist:

Obese people consume 18% more food energy than lean people, researchers have calculated.

"It's just due to being fatter," says Phil Edwards of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Edwards and his colleague Phil Roberts say that the way to reduce calorie demands is simple – more exercise....MORE

Au contraire says the American Physiological Association:

Mouse Study: When It Comes To Living Longer, It’s Better To Go Hungry Than Go Running...

Weighing in on this cutting edge research with the financial angle, on April 16th Lehman Brothers initiated Weight Watchers rated at Equal Weight, and Nutrisystems at Underweight.