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Dr_Robison_HAES_20 - New Haven Connecticut 3/08 Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president barred from attending an honors

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New Haven, Connecticut, 3/08 Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended after buying a bag of from a classmate Skittles .” Mississippi Legislature, 2/08 Any food establishment that operates primarily in an enclosed facility and has 5 or more seats shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese .” THE “WAR ON OBESITY” Separating Rhetoric From Reality Jonathan I Robison PhD, MS. “Obesity has replaced vitamin deficiency diseases as the #1 nutrition problem in the United States today” NEW YORK TIMES “Overweight: America’s #1 Health Problem” NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH “Normal Americans are now so heavy that their weight is inducing excessive mortality”
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“For the rest of the decade, these dire warnings continued unabated. Scientists were unequivocal. Overweight shortened life. Dieting and weight reduction lengthened it.” ‘Pleasingly plump’ was not just unfashionable, it was deadly.” Seid, Never Too Thin AND TODAY… “When you look at obesity, what I call the terror within, a threat that is every bit as real to America as weapons of mass destruction. ...” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona THE OBSESSION u Unique Confluence of Social, Economic u Diet-Pharmaceutical-Industrial Complex u Fashion, Cosmetic, Fitness, Media u Medical Establishment PUBLIC HEALTH CALAMITY? The Premise u Overweight leads to premature death u Overweight increases risk for disease u Weight loss improves health / longevity BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) u Overweight = 25-29 u Obese = 30 or greater CDC (weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) LATEST BMI GUIDELINES All adults with a BMI of 25 or higher are considered at risk: 64% of adult population 100 million Americans
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BMI TREATMENT GUIDELINES u Below 25 - u 25 - 29.9 - diet, exercise, b.mod. u > 30 - above plus drugs u > 40 - above plus surgery BODY MASS INDEX u Does not predict percent body fat u Does not predict fitness u Does not predict blood pressure u Does not predict mortality or morbidity Kline, HWJ, Jan/Feb, 2001 BODY MASS INDEX u Does not account for gender u Does not account for ethnicity u Does not account for age u Does not account for muscle mass NAME BMI WEIGHT STATUS George W. Bush 26.3 Overweight Will Smith 27 Overweight Yao Ming 27.7 Overweight George Clooney 29 Overweight Johnny Depp 29.8 Overweight
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2008 for the course HNF 150 taught by Professor Thurston during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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Dr_Robison_HAES_20 - New Haven Connecticut 3/08 Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president barred from attending an honors

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