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Half Of Adults 'Will Be Obese By 2030'

Discussion in 'Diabetes News' started by bowell, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. bowell

    bowell · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting this.

    I see the words above are a quote from the BBC story.

    I also note this one along the same lines (from Sky news)...
    I agree that Government policy needs to move away from protecting the vested interests of food manufacturers towards representation of the voting public BUT until there is clear agreement as to what exactly constitutes "unhealthy food" I can only guess at the ramifications of a policy that could potentially worsen the problem.

    The low-fat dogma was pushed through while many eminent scientists were still in hot debate as to its advisability (and they still are)... let's be **** sure before we let politicians tell people what they should and should not be eating.
     
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    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully (And after 18 years on Optislim) I'll be in the 50% that are NOT! :lol:

    HEAR HEAR!

    Our country should do what the US should have done yeras ago.

    Take responsibility for the advice they are pedling!
     
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    Speaking of the USA... flashback to 1977, courtesy of a clip from "Fat Head"

    [youtube]xbFQc2kxm9c[/youtube]
     
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    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I MUST download and watch Fat Head...
     
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    Thought that there already was half population obese, judging by the amount they go on about type 2's.
     
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    Its probably about right I am gaining about half a stone a year and now I am 7 stone So in 20 years I will be 17 stone :lol: But I will be 88 so will I care :shock:
    CAROL
     
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    88 - two fat ladies! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Viv 8)
     
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    More worrying than the fact of the rise in obesity is the change in the weight distribution. According to: http://www.weightymatters.ca/2011/08/wh ... folks.html more people are gaining waist/abdomen weight which has more medical health issues than hip/thigh weight.

    MTT
     
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    http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=233431
    1.5 billion adults worldwide are overweight and a further 0.5 billion are obese; 170 million children are classed as either overweight or obese. In many countries, obesity claims between 2% and 6 % of health-care costs and has surpassed tobacco as the largest preventable cause of disease in regions such as the USA and the state of Western Australia. Encouraging reports emerging from countries like Australia, Sweden, France and elsewhere state that obesity rates in children are levelling off or falling.
     
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