Posts Tagged ‘obesity risk’

Genes and Dietary Destiny

June 16, 2022 — Genes are not destiny. We tire of people who cling to this one side of the false nature versus nurture dichotomy. They’re stuck on the fallacy of thinking that genetic and environmental influences on health must sum to 100 percent. One or the other must be dominant, they seemingly assume. But the truth is that […]

Data Check: Whole-Fat or Low-Fat Milk?

January 4, 2020 — Research, nutrition, and politics. It’s a formula for seemingly unending debates. Now, a recent analysis of data on whole-fat and low-fat milk is adding fuel to the fire. Even before this, dairy farmers were agitating to end the ban on whole-fat milk in schools. Now, this new data adds one more reason to suspect that […]

Church Feeds the Soul, But What About the Waist?

August 25, 2019 — For African American men, a new study tells us frequent church attendance predicts double the risk of obesity. That’s versus men who seldom attend. But in these data, researchers found no such link for women. Health in Faith-Based Settings Keisha Bentley‑Edwards used data from the National Survey of American Life. It’s a fascinating study with […]

Stress, not Doughnuts, Explains Police Obesity Risk

April 29, 2013 — Simplistic — and false — notions of obesity as a lifestyle disease might lead one to think that occupational obesity risk for police officers is simply a function of what police officers eat and their physical activity. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find studies that suggest a more complex picture. Recent studies suggest that […]