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A Truly Effective Diet Pill [comic]

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Well, There Goes My Bonus! [comic]

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10 Month Old Weighs 44 Pounds

SpreadIt reports –

A 10 month old baby who already weighs twenty kilos (44 pounds) has physicians wondering, while the international media has dubbed him “michelin baby”.

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Are You Fat? In Japan It’s Illegal

sumoGlobalPost reports –

TOKYO, Japan — In Japan, being thin isn’t just the price you pay for fashion or social acceptance. It’s the law. Concerned about rising rates of both in a graying nation, Japanese lawmakers last year set a maximum waistline size for anyone age 40 and older: 85 centimeters (33.5 inches) for men and 90 centimeters (35.4 inches) for women. Under Japan’s health care coverage, companies administer check-ups to employees once a year. Those who fail to meet the waistline requirement must undergo counseling. If companies do not reduce the number of overweight employees by 10 percent by 2012 and 25 percent by 2015, they could be required to pay more money into a health care program for the elderly. An estimated 56 million Japanese will have their waists measured this year.

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Scary Study – Obesity Causes Brain Damage

rosieLiveScience reports –

A new study finds obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight individuals. Their brains look 16 years older than the brains of lean individuals, researchers said today. Those classified as overweight have 4 percent less brain tissue and their brains appear to have aged prematurely by 8 years.

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‘Fat Ass’ Seats Installed In Brazilian Subway

faseatAccording to Metro.co.uk the Sao Paulo, Brazil subway has installed heavy duty, extra wide seats for fat passengers.

A sign above each seat shows a cartoon of a roly-poly passenger saying “Priority chair for obese people.”

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