Fat Fiction Fat, lies and measuring tape

10Mar/112

Scientists in ridiculous conclusion shocker

Hard at work...

Who funds dumb science? Who decided to fund a study correlating lack of activity and education with obesity, and thought that'd be a good idea? Eh? And sure, dress it up with dry, academic language but the heart of message is still the same. Fat people are lazy and stupid. Nice one, what next? Caveating complements with references to weight? Hell, howabout we just assume everyone fat can't tie their shoelaces together and couldn't be bothered if they tried? In fact, next time you see someone fat, why don't you break into a spontaneous round of applause seeing as they managed to get dressed and leave the house all of their own accord?

The study (referenced here with some edited highlights) highlights a real problem - over 1 in 10 people have diabetes in certain US states. 1 in 10 for crying out loud. And then, highlighting the ignorance of the researchers, they show that this is correlated with poor levels of education. And activity. Well really. What a surprise.

You'd hope that scientists realise correlation isn't causation. Just because Charlie Sheen appears like he's been up all night on  marching powder, it doesn't mean Martin Sheen's credit cards all have white edges. Nor does it mean all people who view Columbia as a brand rather than a country are all multi-millionaire film actors. And so it is with obesity. It's so mind-numbingly simple, it's frustrating that it's not common knowledge.

  • Refined food makes people fat and lethargic

It is that simple. That bloody simple. Refined foods drive obesity and cause inactivity, so hoping that 'increasing levels of activity' by sticking in a couple of flights of stairs into the local library is like doling out dietary advice to patients on the hospital trollies being wheeled into gastric-bypass surgery.

Obesity and all it's related diseases starts and ends in the food chain. If you've got the money and education to figure out processed foods drive obesity and disease, they more power to you. If not, you're screwed. It really is that simple.

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  1. I just found your blog and am really enjoying the info that you provide. I can’t wait to see the results of your medical checkup because I’m on a similar journey right now. Obesity that I can’t seem to shake no matter how hard I try or do the things they say we’re supposed to do and now gallstones. The surgeon told me flat out that I WILL be back, but that’s like waving a red flag in front of me. I’ll be damned if I’m going to let them cut out such an important organ. I intend to heal myself. Anyway, keep up the good work.

    • Nancy, you tell ‘em. In all honesty, I don’t know what to expect when I get the scan done, but here’s the thing – I really haven’t had one single gallstone attack since. I stopped taking Rowachol a while back too. My guess is still there but smaller maybe? Either way, I’m glad I didn’t rush into hospital to get sorted – will let you know.
      Best of luck with the stones and weight loss. And here’s to hoping you never see that surgeon again!


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