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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 06:55 PM

4. Not as major as you think

A study of older women demonstrated that the fatties lived longer. That's probably not true for men, but it's true for women. Skinny women over 50 die sooner, on average.

Besides, the pattern the map in the OP shows a classic pattern of an infectious disease, not a moral failing as the temporarily thin would have us believe.

The anti fat moralists have slowed research into all the root causes of obesity. Their way--starvation down to an ideal weight--doesn't work. Over 90% of people gain the weight back within 5 years, often with more on top of it.

I hope science tunes out the moralists and knuckles down to find out what's really going on out there. Blaming it on a sedentary lifestyle doesn't explain it, nor does blaming fast food or sugary soft drinks. Something else is at work out there.

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southernyankeebelle Apr 2013 #1
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