• Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Chuck Davis Guilty of $3.3 Million Diabetes and Childhood Obesity Product Investment Scam

    Scum of the Earth Alert! An Irvine man has been convicted of running a scam that raised about $3.3 million from people who thought they were investing in products that would treat childhood obesity and Type II diabetes.

  • Film

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Study Shows Stoners Are Skinnier Than You Thought

    It's a known fact that marijuana gives you the munchies, which is why it's a great medication for AIDS patients and people experiencing loss of appetite because of chemotherapy. In the eyes of critics, like Joel Hay, who penned an anti-marijuana editorial in yesterday's OC Register, "Pipe Dreams and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    New York Board of Health Bans Large-Format Sodas, Cures Obesity

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of the City of New York would like you to know that the obesity crisis has reached its end, thanks to the genius of his Board of Health.You see, the chief driver behind obesity is extra-large sugary sodas, not lack of exercise and portions that could feed entire provinces ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2012

    Obesity Prevention Through the Life Span: Reflections of the Past and Visions for the Future

    Kinesiology and Health Science Building, Room 199, Cal State Fullerton

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    HBO's The Weight of the Nation Scales Santa Ana's Obesity Problem

    Santa Ana gets a closeup in tonight's HBO documentary The Weight of the Nation.Not that Santa Ana's chamber of commerce is trumpeting the appearance. The documentary is about the obesity epidemic in the United States.

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    UC Irvine Research Shows This is Your Brain Off Marijuana so Fat Can Burn

    ​Anyone who has seen Michael Blieden's seminal Super High Me knows that his Morgan Spurlock (comedian Doug Benson) lost weight while off pot for 30 days and gained back mucho poundage smoking the herb daily for the following month. Keep that in mind while checking out UC Irvine pharmacology profes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Fat NFL Players at High Risk of Brain Injuries, Says Newport Beach Head Examiner

    ​This is Navel Gazing but we also stare at heads, particularly the ones enveloping the brains of NFL players examined by Dr. Daniel G. Amen, the Newport Beach psychiatrist and brain-imaging researcher who strongly advocates better rules and helmets to protect noggins.But Amen's latest research als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Fatty Foods Can Cause Brain Damage

    ​Put down that Twinkie; it may be doing damage to your brain. Two new studies published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggest that high-fat diets and obesity alters how the hypothalamus functions.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    OC Kids Are 3% Less Fat, But Childhood Obesity Lingers in California

    ​Way to go, Orange County kids. You've lost a bit of chub. Have a small, whole-grain snack. A study released today by UCLA and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that the state's overall rate of overweight and obese children fell by 1 percent from 2005 to 2010, with the ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Study: The Middle Class Consumes More Fast Food Than Lower-Income Folks

    ​Surely after headlines about fast food bans in lower-income neighborhoods, you've heard the argument that poorer people consume the most fast food and are more likely to become obese. Correlations have been made that rates of obesity goes up when income goes down.A recently published study from U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Study: Hungry People Want More Junk Food

    ​ It always tickles me when a new scientific study confirms what we already regard as a truism. This time an experiment by Yale University and University of Southern California reveals that when you're hungry, you tend to crave more junk and high-fat foods. To reach this conclusion, they took nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Report: Junk Food Companies Using Product Placement Instead of Commercials

    I loved the first Austin Powers movie--still do. Hilarious, witty, fresh. I hated the sequel--still funny, but even then in 1999 (before my great Political Revelation of Groucho Marxism), the amount of product placement was unbearable. Maybe I have to see it again to see if it was intentional or sat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Allergan Seeks to Expand Fatty Pool for Lap-Bands

    ​Allergan Inc., which is already rolling in it thanks to remedies such as Botox, Latisse and Natrelle breast implants, aims to roll in even more of it by increasing the fatty pool for its Lap-Band weight-loss devices.The Irvine-based pharmaceutical company wants the government to decrease the mini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Tweets From the Park!

    ​Happy New Year! Welcome to Tweets From the Park! We round up the best, funniest and most irreverent tweets from the Disneyland Resort for your reading pleasure. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly!xEllexFatallex: There's a crisis Disneyland is out of wheelchairs. Hey fat ass walk!

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Irvine Resident Charged With $2.4 Million Childhood Obesity Scam

    Kids are going to have to lose weight the old-fashion way.​True, childhood obesity is certainly a problem, but Charles Davis, despite what he may have told potential investors, does not have the answer. He was more than willing, however, to take $2.4 million from those who believed he did.On Monda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    The Government's Conspiracy to Make You Eat More Cheese

    ​While warning against fat consumption, the U.S. government pushes cheese sales, resulting in a sudden dairy consumption highhh for Americans.Got cheese? When Domino's Pizza was down for the count last year, an organization called Dairy Management came flying to the rescue. Since then, Domino's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Tweets From the Park!

    ​Welcome to Tweets From the Park!, where we round up the best, funniest and most irreverent tweets from Disneyland Resort for your reading pleasure. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly! Le_Meister: On my way home from disneyland. Fucking drunk out of my. Mind.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Tweets From the Park!

    Flickr user Pasukaru76​It's Tweets from the Park, where we round up the week's funniest and most eyebrow raisin' tweets from Disneyland Resort. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly!complaydating: And if that's stil not enough for you I once had sex at Disneyland,and I'm dying to do it some place crazi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Tweets From the Park!

    Flickr user Foxtongue"1968 Cinderella's StepFamily at Disneyland"​Time for Tweets From the Park, where we gather the funniest, weirdest, grossest and most interesting tweets from Disneyland Resort for your reading pleasure. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly!captainboof: far and away the best thing I ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 17, 2009
  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    Go for Broke

    Greg Giraldo

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2008

    Santa Ana Popeyes' Tuesday $1.29 Two-Piece Deal

    Call it a reverse knee-jerk response, but when I saw this story about L.A.'s City Council's ban on new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles to combat obesity and the highest incidence of diabetes in the county, it made this blogger realize that he hasn't sunk his teeth into some Popeyes Chicke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Ayn Rand Institute Warns: The Obesity Police Are Coming!

    Mississippi lawmakers have proposed a bill that would revoke the business license of any restaurant that serves food to fat people. The statewide measure, House Bill 282, would prohibit eateries from serving food to "any person who is obese based on criteria prescribed by the state health departmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2006

    Your Little Round Belly (Bacteria edition)

    Stumbling out of a holiday food haze? Feeling fat? Wondering what separates you and your good intentions about your waistline from those who seem perpetually and effortlessly svelte? Well, maybe-- just maybe-- it's less your inability to resist Christmas cookies and your little used gym membersh ... More >>

  • Features

    August 25, 2005

    Fat Like Me

    A pigs-eye view of the Happiest Place on Earth