In today’s Episode, Dave & I will be Ranting on & critiquing the BIGGEST LOSER TV show.
Dave did an excellent post on the Biggest Loser (here). Read that one if you want a bit more info on the topic.
Obesity is defined as too much body weight for the person’s height. It uses body mass index (BMI), which is a ratio calculated:
A lot of evidence suggests that body weight is the worst measure for health compared with that of waist circumference. In fact, the Harvard School of Public Health have a great explanation of the benefits of waist circumference here.
The Metabolic Syndrome is defined as a cluster of co-morbidities, all of which increase the risk that humans might become insulin-resistant (type 2 diabetes). I defined that in more detail in a previous post here.
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Links referred to during this episode:
Success rates of the Biggest Loser (here).
Evidence that a calorie is NOT a calorie (here).
Evidence for exercise for prevention of weight gain (here) (subscription required).
Low carbohydrate diet for metabolic disease management (here).