Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Diet of Baloney

"Second, while exposure to other diseases seems independent of individual choices, obesity appears to be completely dependent on individual lifestyle choices. This is untrue. Convincing epidemiological research demonstrates that factors beyond individual behaviour – factors such as race, poverty, neighbourhood, national region and even personal contacts – can influence obesity risk by influencing access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity, and cultures of diet and exercise. So, obesity is more complex than the simple choice to go for a walk or to ‘eat dessert’…

When they ask where America fell off, this paragraph should do nicely for an explanation. We are not responsible--educated people KNOW we're not responsible. If you believe poverty, neighborhood, national region, and personal contacts are "dependent on lifestyle choices" you are an ignorant fool and probably one a them Teabaggers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

go to ghetto myspace and see if you can find any clues as to an obesity epidemic, esp. among certain women