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Mocking the obese should be "illegal," but mocking anti-vaxxers considered media sport

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) The trouble with regulating behavior is that the social change artists who want to lord over what people think, say and do are never satisfied. And, they are hypocritical.

Case in point: A British "obesity expert" and researcher, Dr. Sarah Jackson, has a rather authoritarian solution for anyone who jokes about fat people: Put them in jail.

Jackson is basing her stance on the belief that poking fun about obesity should be on the same level as racism or discrimination.

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GMO soybean oil causes obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, but propagandists say it's 'healthier' than non-GMO soybean oil

By Devon: (NaturalNews) Of all the seed oil produced in the US, 90 percent comes from soybeans. The shelf life and temperature stability of soybean oil is increased through the process of hydrogenation, which also generates unhealthy trans fats in the oil.

Common food additives alter gut microbes, causing inflammation, colitis, obesity and diabetes

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) A class of food additives used in nearly all processed foods may be partially to blame for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease, and may also lead to obesity and diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from Cornell University, Emory University, Georgia State University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and published in the journal Nature on February 25.

The study was funded by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and the National Institutes of Health.

How obesity and malnutrition is a national security issue

By Edwards: (NaturalNews) According to Lt. Gen. Hertling, of the U.S. Army, our national health has become a serious threat to national security, a threat that will escalate to a severe threat within the next 20-30 years. When Hertling was placed in charge of initial training in the Army, he discovered the poor health of our Army recruits resulted in the Army hemorrhaging money due to injuries.

EU court declares being obese a disability; employers must now pay for workers' poor health choices

By Benson: (NaturalNews) Fat people now have their own protected class in Europe, where the bloc's top court has ruled being obese to be a disability. This landmark decision, according to reports, could eventually mean that employers will have to provide more support for their overweight workers in the form of care or compensation, sloughing the burden of some people's poor health choices onto the continent's economic engine.

Leafy green vegetables improve heart function and reduce diabetes and obesity risk

By Lilley:(NaturalNews) Three independent studies have linked leafy green vegetables to reduced health risks associated with obesity, diabetes and heart complications, reinforcing the benefits of consuming a diet rich in such foods.

In particular, the scientists involved in these University of Southampton and Cambridge studies point to nitrate as a key factor that makes these vegetables so effective.

Being obese can cause you to die 8 years earlier, with the last 20 years in miserable health

By Huff:(NaturalNews) Everybody knows that being obese greatly reduces one's quality of life and makes it much more difficult to maintain a normal, healthy existence. But a new study out of Canada has scientifically quantified the obesity health toll as shaving up to eight years off of a person's life, with several decades of relative misery leading up to this early death.

Whey protein lowers diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in obese adults

Whey protein may reduce obese adults' risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research and funded by the Nordic Centre of Excellence and the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

Surprise finding: Fiber prevents obesity and diabetes by producing glucose in intestines

For the first time, scientists may have uncovered the mechanism by which fiber helps prevent obesity and diabetes, in a study conducted by a French-Swedish research team and published in the journal Cell in January 2014. Notably, the findings point to a key role played by intestinal flora, the microorganisms that naturally inhabit the human gut.

Anyone surprised? Processed food makes people fat and lazy, study suggests

Although there is a popular perception that lazy people are more likely to eat convenient but unhealthy foods, a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Physiology and Behavior on April 10 suggests that it may be the other way around: A diet high in processed, sugary foods may actually make people lazier.