Thursday, July 26, 2007

Being fat is CONTAGIOUS! More fearmongering!

[Fat] is contagous
More ludicrous b.s. from the fat researchers: Now they're saying that the 'o' word is contagious! In other words, they now have an excuse to round us up and toss us in fat camps until we starve off the fat.

"They said data on more than 12,000 people suggested the risk was increased by 57% if a friend was [fat], by 40% if a sibling was and 37% if a spouse was.

They argued this showed social factors, such as the body sizes of other people, were important in developing [fatness].

Experts said the New England Journal of Medicine study was not conclusive as other hidden factors could be to blame."

Is there any end to the hysteria and fearmongering? And how do these "scientists" come up with stuff like this and take themselves seriously?

Another fantastic quote from the article:
People come to think that it is OK to be bigger since those around them are bigger
Professor Nicholas Christakis

Yes, how dare people think that it's not a crime to take up space. I don't think there is any more I can add to this. The fat-hate speaks for itself.

(Yes, I do replace the o-word with the f-word, because I find it offensive.)

1 comment:

jess said...

I initially read that as "people think it's okay to be a blogger since those around them are bloggers," and whaddya know, that's actually true! Perhaps someone should look into this blogging contagion!