American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study
The average American's waistline has expanded over the past decade, adding about one inch (2.5 centimeters) of belly fat.
Australia morgue refuses bodies as 'too fat'
An Australian funeral director had to store the body of a 200-kilogramme (441-pound) man in her car overnight after a morgue refused it for being too big, reports said.
'Arm-lift' surgery gains appeal in US
Plastic surgery to remove fat and excess skin on the upper arms has gained appeal in the United States, where the procedure has exploded in popularity since the year 2000.
Fat studies conference challenges supersize stereotypes
Cat Pause proudly describes herself as "fat", can live with euphemisms like "curvy", "chunky" or "chubby", but baulks at what she believes are value-laden labels such as "overweight" or "obese".