Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Grab BS: Is demonizing obesity discriminatory? (36) RE: BS: Is demonizing obesity discriminatory? 03 May 04

I read the Guardian article which claimed fat people were no more likely to die than thin people. And it's rubbish.

Fat sedentary people may have similar mortality rates to thin people who exercise. However, this is at the cost of vastly increased resources in medical support as, one by one, the organs of fat people cease working. Sure, modern medicine can keep you living with diabetes, renal failure, liver damage, clogged arteries, etc. But the cost is incredible.

In any case, the article is simply wrong as regards heart attacks and strokes - obesity *does* cause increased occurrence of both of these.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.