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Posted By Worker Bee On March 7, 2007 @ 8:33 pm In Research Analysis,Weight Loss | No Comments

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites:

Take two and see us in the morning.

Basically Meaningless Index

Science Daily reports that the BMI is a bad idea [7]. We’ve been saying that [8] for some time. And it’s not like we’re alone in this – a lot of health experts have been expressing frustration with reliance on the BMI. Some problems: the BMI does not take bone density, muscle mass or fat percentages into account. And it’s generous to a seriously scary degree. For example, a woman who is 5’7″ and 150 pounds is just as healthy, lean, and fit as a woman who is 5’7″ and 120 pounds, if you follow the metrics of the BMI. Hmm…

Thanks to Float [9] for the photo!

Love Your Liver

…by losing weight. Obesity, more than anything else, affects your health. Obesity sets you up for diabetes, heart disease, depression, and stroke.

And That’s Fit [10] reports: obesity is hard on your liver, making dangerous drug reactions more likely. In other words, being obese not only increases your risk for other diseases, but it increases your risk for having serious problems with the drugs needed to treat those diseases.

There are a lot of ways to lose weight, but among the simplest, most effective of methods is simply cutting out the sugar (soda, snacks, pastries and prepared foods).

This is Shinyai [11]‘s photo of sea toad liver. Now you know!

Seriously, Just Take Some Omega-3’s, Would Ya?

Good fats are good for your brain: more evidence [12]. Fish everywhere do not rejoice.

Flickr fish pic [13]

State of the Union

Guess how many states reveal preventable medical mix-ups [14]? 20? 30? 40? No, unfortunately, only two. All together now: transparency, transparency, transparency!

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[9] Float: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/209555

[10] That’s Fit: http://www.thatsfit.com/2007/03/06/some-drugs-could-turn-toxic-in-obese-patients/

[11] Shinyai: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shinyai/

[12] more evidence: http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/omega-3s-boost-grey-matter-12736.html

[13] Flickr fish pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/krwcra/413356815/

[14] preventable medical mix-ups: http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070307/LOCAL18/703070420/-1/ZONES04

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