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A Dance with Monkeys

    Interesting

     

    At the end, the article refers to science that suggests that obesity may have (in part) infectious origins. There is plenty of science demonstrating that obesity travels in social networks. Maybe it is because it is truly contagious...


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      Interesting

       

      At the end, the article refers to science that suggests that obesity may have (in part) infectious origins. There is plenty of science demonstrating that obesity travels in social networks. Maybe it is because it is truly contagious...

       

      The key social network paper shows that obesity travels through social connections without direct contact - (ie, friends of friends who are not your friends can influence your weight) and that it travels through direct contacts without geographic proximity (ie, friends and family who live in a different city).  Also, geographic proximity without social connection wasn't related to obesity (having a fat neighbor doesn't make you fat if you're not friends).  This doesn't refute the infectious theory, but it doesn't support it either.  

        Interesting

         

        At the end, the article refers to science that suggests that obesity may have (in part) infectious origins. There is plenty of science demonstrating that obesity travels in social networks. Maybe it is because it is truly contagious...

         

        Loved this delightful gem:

         

        A growing number of doctors are treating C. difficile with fecal transplants: Stool from a healthy donor is delivered like a suppository to an infected patient.

        It should be mathematical, but it's not.

          Also interesting.

           

          Light:

           

          Looking across the species divide and seeing weight gain in a broader context forces us to consider factors beyond the “diet and exercise” dogma. Even without an assist from 32-ounce sodas, the yellow-bellied marmots in the Rockies, blue whales off the coast of California and country rats in Maryland have gotten steadily chubbier in recent years. The explanation might lie in the disruption of circadian rhythms. Of the global dynamics controlling our biological clocks — including temperature, eating, sleeping and even socializing — no “zeitgeber” is more influential than light.

           

          And the microbiome:

           

          They found that obese humans had a higher proportion of Firmicutes in their intestines. Lean humans had more Bacteroidetes. As the obese humans lost weight over the course of a year, their microbiomes started looking more like those of lean individuals — with Bacteroidetes outnumbering Firmicutes.

          It should be mathematical, but it's not.


          A Dance with Monkeys

            The key social network paper shows that obesity travels through social connections without direct contact - (ie, friends of friends who are not your friends can influence your weight) and that it travels through direct contacts without geographic proximity (ie, friends and family who live in a different city).  Also, geographic proximity without social connection wasn't related to obesity (having a fat neighbor doesn't make you fat if you're not friends).  This doesn't refute the infectious theory, but it doesn't support it either.  

             

            Right. It is a complicated and con founded variable. but it probably merits further study. it may be that proximal connections have a different type of influence the distal connections.
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              It was started by a dude in prison?

               

                Just ran across Vintage Weight Gain Ads

                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                  Just ran across Vintage Weight Gain Ads

                   

                  I like the "Skinny Girls Don't Have Oomph!" one.

                  HF #8206

                   

                    Just ran across Vintage Weight Gain Ads

                     Those seem quite obviously to be using skinny or thin as synonyms for small-breasted, with a particular kind of weight gain being sold. 


                    Needs more cowbell!

                       Those seem quite obviously to be using skinny or thin as synonyms for small-breasted, with a particular kind of weight gain being sold. 

                       

                      Hmmm...it's always the first place I gain and last place I lose.  I'm clearly living in the wrong era. Undecided

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        ...with a particular kind of weight gain being sold. 

                         

                        Oomph!

                        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.