Espionage is most recent means to fight obesity

by Beatrice Credi - 2017.03.17

The latest state-of-the-art spyware technology to fight obesity. This is the last, desperate attempt of the U.S. government to contain the damage of what has already been deemed a plague. This last year has seen American families invaded by every conceivable, next generation gadget with the hope of achieving one primary aim: to understand the eating habits of families throughout America. A few examples. Smartwatches with wireless sensors that reveal the speed with which the “eaters” consume their meals; cameras that film nightly raids on the fridge; microphones that record conversations in the kitchen; and phone apps that monitor the stress and mood of participants in real-time. Because, as the researchers involved in this first-of-a-kind project tell us, there is nothing that has more impact on food intake than the cultural and personal dynamics that take place within the family home. The data collected have just been presented at the annual conference of the American Psychosomatic Society and represent a base upon which public health experts can build programs for fighting obesity.

  • Here’s what she said to her daughter who called her “fat”

    “Come here and let’s talk about it. You just called me fat, but the truth of the matter is, I’m not fat. We all have fat. You too. Fat is necessary to protect our bones and muscles, and to produce energy. It’s just that some have a bit more than Read More.

  • Explosion in number of obesity-related illnesses

    Explosion of obesity-related illnesses. In 2015, 2 billion people in the world, adults and children, had to face health problems, more or less serious, related to being overweight. At least, this is the snapshot that has emerged from a super-study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that analyzed Read More.

  • Giving vegetables seductive names to struggle against obesity

    Labelling fruit and vegetables dishes with seductive names to convince children and adults to eat them. This is what suggest researchers at Stanford University after carrying out an experiment, for six months, in some university cafeterias. Here, each day, a vegetable dish was labelled up in different ways, from the Read More.

  • The Mediterranean Diet is a perfect antidote to anorexia

    Contrary to what many men think, women have a healthy relationship with food. At least, that is what is revealed in a recent survey undertaken by Doxa, one of Italy’s and Europe’s leading market research firms. The survey dismantled many popular beliefs regarding Italian women’s attitudes about their diets and Read More.

  • Model shows off her cellulite for Desigual

    A famous model posed in a bikini without photoshop, showing off her curves and cellulite, for the new Desigual beachwear collection. She is Charlie Howard, in the past has suffered from eating disorders and now she has become famous for having left her agency when they demanded she lose weight Read More.

  • Spoon-fed babies risk obesity

    Don't want obese adults, let your children eat with their hands. These are the claims by the paediatric nutritionist Amy Brown in her latest book Why starting solids matters, based on a study conducted by the author on a sample of children. The study shows that compared to spoon-fed children those Read More.