Tag Archives: obesity

CDC May Add The Obese To Vaccine Prioritization List

The Washington Post reports: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisers will meet tomorrow to discuss who should get coronavirus vaccines first. One population they may consider prioritizing: Americans who are obese — a major risk factor for severe covid-19 that some experts say has gone under-recognized. “Obesity was ignored for the longest time and overweight was completely ignored,” said …

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Trump Claims He Won’t Respond To Pelosi’s “Morbidly Obese” Comment: “I Think She’s A Waste Of My Time”

The Guardian reports: Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill after the Senate Republican lunch, Trump said of Pelosi, “I don’t respond to her. I think she’s a waste of my time.” Pelosi was asked yesterday about Trump using the anti-malaria drug, which he has touted as a potential coronavirus treatment despite little evidence to support that claim. “He’s our president, …

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Trump Claims He’ll Undergo Physical In Next 90 Days

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday said he plans to return to Walter Reed Medical Center to complete his annual physical within the next 90 days. “I’m going probably over the next 90 days,” Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina, quipping that he hasn’t made it back because “I’m …

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Trump Visits Walter Reed Hospital For Alleged Physical

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday began portions of his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said. “Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of his routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed,” press secretary Stephanie Grisham said …

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Trump Mocks Overweight Cultist At NH Rally [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: During a 2020 reelection rally in New Hampshire, President Donald Trump mistook one of his large adult supporters for (actually thin) protesters being escorted out and then mocked his appearance: “That guy has a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising!” Breaking away from the rally as the protesters were led out, Fox News’ Martha MacCallum could be …

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Trump’s Physical Results: Very Good Overall But Obese

CNN reports: President Donald Trump, 72, is in “very good health overall,” according to results from his physical examination, which were released on Thursday. At his physical exam last year, the 6-foot-3-inch Trump weighed 239 pounds, according to his doctor. Trump, who has a common form of heart disease, embarked on a mission last year to lose some weight. Now, …

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WH Issues Alleged Results Of Trump’s Physical: In Very Good Health And Will Remain So Past His Presidency

Yahoo News reports: President Donald Trump, who delights in confounding health experts with his junk food cravings and disinclination to exercise, underwent an annual medical checkup Friday. The Marine One helicopter returned him to the White House from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburb of Bethesda after a full four hours of prodding, poking and …

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Trump Swaps Steaks For Fish In Weight Loss Attempt

CNN reports: Dietitians have been consulted in the White House kitchens. Steak has been swapped out for Dover sole, his favored fish. And hamburger buns have been discarded — or at least the tops have. President Donald Trump, who embarked upon a mission to shed 10 to 15 pounds in January, has acknowledged in private that he needs to lose …

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Dieting Trump Trades Big Macs For Salads (Allegedly)

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump has traded cheeseburgers for salads in the presidential diet — at least some of the time. The president whose trademark campaign-trail dinner consisted of two McDonald’s Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake is cutting back on doctor’s orders to drop a few pounds, according to three people familiar with the matter. Less red …

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Trump Arrives At Hospital For First Physical Exam

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s personal physician once claimed he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” but there’s a good deal of evidence casting doubt on that idea. Trump, who will undergo his first presidential physical exam Friday, is older than all previous presidents when they first took office. He is also the heaviest president …

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Trump To Undergo First Physical Of Presidency

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical on Jan. 12. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the date Thursday. The White House had previously said Trump would have the physical early in the year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Sanders has said the results will be released after the …

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Rosie O’Donnell Reveals Weight Surgery

Speaking at a Chicago event for the American Heart Association, Rosie O’Donnell yesterday revealed that she has had weight loss surgery. O’Donnell had a Vertical Gastric Sleeve, a procedure that removes part of the stomach, in July 2013, one year after her heart attack. Rosie reportedly said that she has lost 40 pounds since the surgery, going from 230 pounds …

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NYC Obesity Rates By Borough

From a survey released last week by the city, we see what some argue is the primary benefit of living without a car. Staten Island shares top place in the citywide obesity record with the Bronx. The percent is lower in Brooklyn, where 27 percent of the population was reported as obese, followed by Queens, with 22 percent. The smallest …

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Richard Simmons On Fox News

On Wednesday night, Richard Simmons delivered what is probably one of the most awkward interviews in Fox News history, telling squirming host Neil Cavuto, “You look so handsome tonight, I can hardly keep from climbing over this desk.” Simmons goes on to declare that the Obamas have rejected him. Right wing sites such as Breitbart are calling him a hero. …

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Bad News For Mexicoke Fans

Via the New York Post: “Mexicoke,” the Mexican version of Coca-Cola that’s become a cult favorite north of the border may go the way of New Coke thanks to a Bloomberg-style “fat tax.” Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, has indicated it may drop a key ingredient, cane sugar, after Mexico’s congress last week passed a …

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NEW YORK CITY: Appeals Court Squashes Mayor Bloomberg’s Big Soda Ban

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NEW JERSEY: Gov. Chris Christie Had Secret Weight Loss Surgery In February

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today told the New York Post that he underwent secret weight loss surgery in February. The Garden State governor agreed to the operation at the urging of family and friends after turning 50 last September. He told The Post he was thinking of his four kids and how it was time to start improving his …

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Animated Map Shows Obesity Trends

More at Slate. (Via JMG reader Win)

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Quinn “Taunts” Bloomberg On Soda Ban

Yesterday a state judge blocked Michael Bloomberg’s ban on “large sugary drinks,” which was to have gone into effect today.  Openly gay 2013 mayoral candidate and current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn celebrated on CNN by swigging from a large Diet Coke during her interview with Piers Morgan. Because she has totally not been Bloomberg’s enforcer for the last 12 …

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Judge Blocks NYC’s Big Gulp Ban

New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks was to go into effect tomorrow, but today a state judge blocked the city from enforcing the new law. The city is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations,” wrote New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, blocking the rules one day before they would have taken effect. …

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