A few notes on things I ran across on the web.
Note 0: Fat asthmatics may need weight-based dosing. Suddenly I don’t feel guilty that I sometimes need 3 inhaler puffs instead of 2.
Note 1: “The Drink-8-Glasses-of-Water-a-Day is a myth” story has hit Fark. Maybe doctors will get it soon?
Note 3: And exercise myths? There’s a zillion, starting with how physically fit == healthy. “[P]eople not considered “healthy” can live well through exercise and exercise can help them manage chronic diseases they may have.”
Note 4: This PDF on http://www.obesitymyths.com* shows how the lowering of the “overweight” boundary in 98 moved over 20% of Americans from the “normal” BMI classification to the “overweight” classification.
Yes, I made a post about why I choose not to have gastric bypass. Yes, I understand that some readers have had gastric bypass or are losing weight in other ways and are happy with it. No, I am not digging comments that link to weight-loss sites and blogs out of the spamtrap.
*Obesitymyths.com is run by the Center for Consumer Freedom, so I take much of their info with a grain of salt.