Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Describing NFL Obesity in Terms of Crushing Stigma

January 18, 2019 — “An insidious scourge that has nothing to do with with head trauma is ravaging retired N.F.L. players,” says Ken Belson in the New York Times. It’s a sensational opening and a catastrophizing angle on NFL obesity. But unfortunately, Belson offers more sensation than insight. Plus an unhealthy, heaping dose of stigma. “Huge Men Unable to […]

NFL Obesity

October 12, 2014 — Obesity might just rival traumatic brain injury as a health concern for retired NFL players. NFL players are sometimes cited as examples of weakness in BMI as a tool for identifying obesity. In a 2005 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers concluded that the BMI of most NFL players (56%) […]