Daily Archives: January 22, 2009

obesity: culprit or symptom?

A post last week at Diet Blog asked the question Can We Blame Obesity for Chronic Illnesses?

The article that triggered this blog post was found on the Reuters website. The gist of the Reuters article is that more American’s are suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. 

And of course, there’s the token “obesity is causing this” declaration. 

The rise in Americans with multiple chronic illnesses comes as obesity and sedentary lifestyles have grown more common. Obesity contributes to many chronic ailments including diabetes.

Yeah, let’s blame obesity! Obesity is at fault for all America’s ills!. Boo obesity! Boo fatties! You’re costing us a shitload of money every year! Boo! Boo! Rubbish! Muck! Filth! Boo!

Boo!

Is anyone else tired of hearing this? 

Could science please pull it’s head out of it’s ass and try looking at this from a different perspective? Continue reading

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