March 15, 2010

12,000 Calories per Day

1 Woman Aims for Obesity Record

A woman who is listed in the Guinness book of world records as the fattest woman to give birth at 520 pounds is now aiming to become the world's fattest woman within 2 years. Donna Simpson told a stringer for a British tabloid photo agency that she wants to go from her current 600 pounds to 1,000 pounds by eating 12,000 calories per day. Ms. Simpson is something of a celebrity in the fat fetish and "feederism" world under the name "Treasure Bomshell," and the 1,000-pound goal seems to be a publicity stunt for her pay fetish Web site (NSFW). She also has a MySpace page. Photos show Ms. Simpson riding an electric shopping cart buying junk food with her young daughter.

More at Daily Telegraph | Posted 8 years ago by Mark

Previously: World's Fattest Man Loses Big

Tags: Donna Simpson, Treasure Bombshell, Feederism, Fat Fetish, Famous for being Fat

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Bad Numbers, More Heart Attacks

2 Could Stock Market Woes Hurt Health?

Researchers at Duke say that while the Nasdaq stock exchange was declining in value during the recession, the rate of heart attacks was going up. They looked at the period between January 2008 and July 2009, when markets were particularly volatile and found what they called a "strong trend" between the number on the stock exchange and the number of heart attacks. But when the numbers were adjusted to account for seasonal trends -- more people have heart attacks during the winter months -- they correlation went away. Still, the team says it wants to conduct a larger study to explore the relationships between the economy and heart problems.

More at Business Week | Posted 8 years ago by Sarah E. White

Tags: Economy and Health, Heart Attacks, Coronary Health, Stock Market

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Move To The Music

3 Babies are Born to Dance

Babies respond to rhythm and innately love to dance, according to a new British study. Researchers tested the responses of 120 babies, ages 5 months to two years, and found that the infants were much more physically responsive to music than they were to speech. Throughout the experiments, babies sat on a parent’s lap while the parent stayed still so as not to affect the outcome of the experiment. Parents also wore headphones to block out the sound of the music. Babies moved their heads, arms, legs and bodies in time to the beat of the various types of music that played, indicating that it is the beat, and not the melody, that makes babies react. In addition, researchers found that the more synchronized babies’ movements were to the beat of the music, the more the babies smiled.

More at MSNBC.com | Posted 8 years ago by Melody Lesser

Tags: Parents, Babies, Kids, Dance, Dancing, Music

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