I am sick and tired of writing articles about obesity

It’s been a big week for obesity researchers et al.

This week we learned that America blows $147 billion a year on medical treatments related to obesity.

And we also learned that the CDC has developed America’s Official Obesity Solution.

And finally, we learned that thinnies hate fatties. And that fatties have lawyers writing books about how obesity isn’t a medical problem and that all of this anti-obesity talk is discrimination.

Oops.

Maybe I shouldn’t have said fatties.

(please don’t sue me…please don’t sue me…please don’t sue me…please don’t sue me…)

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But before I go and start my long weekend of sun & fun, I have one more uplifting piece of obesity research for you.

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Rates Of Severe Childhood Obesity Have Tripled

ScienceDaily (July 30, 2009) — Rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled in the last 25 years, putting many children at risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to a report in Academic Pediatrics.

“Children are not only becoming obese, but becoming severely obese, which impacts their overall health,” said Joseph Skelton, M.D., lead author and director of the Brenner FIT (Families in Training) Program. “These findings reinforce the fact that medically-based programs to treat obesity are needed throughout the United States and insurance companies should be encouraged to cover this care.”

ed. Aaaarrggghhh! Insurance companies

If you want the rest of the Science Daily article, click here

But, if you, like me, are sick of this endless week of depressing obesity news… here are the highlights:

  • There are 2.7 million severely obese children in America
  • 1/3 of those kids have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or high insulin levels.
  • These risk factors make it likely that they will soon be dealing with diabetes, heart attack and/or stroke.

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4 comments

  1. “And that fatties have lawyers writing books about how obesity isn’t a medical problem and that all of this anti-obesity talk is discrimination.”

    OK….so I guess we can save $147 million? If it’s not a medical problem, it shouldn’t be covered!

  2. “thinnies hate fatties?”

    Shucks, I’m a fatty, and I hate being fat.

    It makes it impossible for me to comfortably walk up stairs, or down stairs, or even on a level surface. In fact, it leaves me out of breath with any little exertion.

    I am slowly getting rid of the excess weight with a very low-carb diet. So far, so good.

  3. Jim:

    Your inner “thinny” hates your outer “fatty”. 😉 I have been there and done that, going from 230+ @ 29% to 195% @ 6%. Your inner “thinny” will prevail! Best to you!

    — Philip

  4. all I can say is SMH, i am saddened by how skinny little twigs think that it so easy to lose the weight. And half the time the “fat” people look better then the twigs and have a better personality. And yes ive been there struggeling with weight which im at a good weight now,my heighest weight was 215. People made extremely rude comments to me, which didnt make anything any better it just makes you even more depressed and not want to try losing the weight or even worse become anemic,depend on pills for weight loss, surgery etc. FOR ALL THOSE SKINNY MINNYS THAT HATE FATTYS THEY NEED TO PACK ON A COUPLE OF POUNDS AND WALK IN OUR SHOES.

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