Ten times more children and teens obese today than 40 years ago
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Ten times more children and teens obese today than 40 years ago

By anonymous following x   2017 Oct 10, 4:39pm 1,639 views   74 comments   watch   quote     share    


The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975.

A further 213 million children and adolescents were overweight in 2016, finds a new study published Tuesday in the Lancet.

Looking at the broader picture, this equated to roughly 5.6% of girls and 7.8% of boys being obese last year.

Most countries within the Pacific Islands, including the Cook Islands and Nauru, had the highest rates globally, with more than 30% of their youth ages 5 to 19 estimated to be obese.

The United States and some countries in the Caribbean, such as Puerto Rico, as well as the Middle East, including Kuwait and Qatar, came next with levels of obesity above 20% for the same age group, according to the new data, visualized by the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration.

"Over the past four decades, obesity rates in children and adolescents have soared globally, and continue to do so in low- and middle-income countries," said Majid Ezzati, professor of global environmental health at Imperial College London in the UK, who led the research.

"More recently, they have plateaued in higher-income countries, although obesity levels remain unacceptably high," he said.

Over the same time period, the rise in obesity has particularly accelerated in East and South Asia.

"We now have children who are gaining weight when they are 5 years old," unlike children at the same age two generations ago, Ezzati told CNN.

In the largest study of its kind, more than 1,000 researchers collaborated to analyze weight and height data for almost 130 million people, including more than 31 million people 5 to 19 years old, to identify obesity trends from 1975 to 2016.

"Rates of child and adolescent obesity are accelerating in East, South and Southeast Asia, and continue to increase in other low and middle-income regions," said James Bentham, a statistician at the University of Kent, who co-authored the paper.

Obesity in adults is defined using a person's body mass index, the ratio between weight and height. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is classified as a healthy weight, 25 to 29.9 considered overweight and 30 and over obese. Cut-offs are lower among children and adolescents and vary based on age.

"While average BMI among children and adolescents has recently plateaued in Europe and North America, this is not an excuse for complacency as more than one in five young people in the U,S. and one in 10 in the UK are obese," he said.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/10/health/child-adolescent-obesity-global-increase/index.html
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35   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 20, 2:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

They shit like a horse, no toilet needed.

Strategist says
They must shit like a horse, and plug up the toilet.
Not being sarcastic, just curious
36   jvolstad   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 20, 3:42pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Lupe in the toilet

37   RC2006   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 20, 4:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

People that get that fat should be left to die.
38   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 21, 1:31pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Strategist says
I keep wondering. Do the massively obese need some kind of special toilet? They must shit like a horse, and plug up the toilet.
Not being sarcastic, just curious.


Actually, the food they eat does not lend itself to good digestion, so most of the shit is probably never going to see the light of day.
39   beershrine   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 21, 4:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Two words

SODA POP
40   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 11:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

beershrine says
Two words

SODA POP


Soda pop has some complex second and third order effects on people who drink it. For one thing, it mechanically stretches the stomach to it's limits ALL THE TIME even if diet soda, the stomach is always under pressure to grow larger.

Chip are all amazingly high in calories and you can eat an unlimited amount of them without ever feeling satisfied like you had some real food! Thousands of calories and you still feel no satisfaction of hunger!!!

Doritos and Cheetos type snacks are particularly high in fat as well as the usual starch, salt, and carcinogenic chemicals.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-disturbing-side-effects-of-soda.html
Soda’s Bittersweet Side Effects
If you’ve been reading health magazines and websites for any length of time, you’ve read a litany of reasons why soda is bad for you. It’s nothing but sugar water. It’s devoid of any nutritional value. It leads to obesity and diabetes. But we’ve dug up nine other disturbing facts about what soda does to your body, besides packing on the pounds, that don’t get much attention in broader discussions about soda and its impact on your health.

Weird Fat in Weird Places
In the latest bad news for the soda industry, Danish researchers discovered that drinking non-diet soda leads to dramatic increases in fat buildup around your liver and your skeletal muscles, both of which can contribute to insulin resistance and diabetes. The study revealed that people who drank a regular soda every day for six months saw a 132 to 142 percent increase in liver fat, a 117 to 221 percent jump in skeletal fat, and about a 30 percent increase in both triglyceride blood fats and other organ fat. Their consumption also led to an 11 percent increase in cholesterol, compared with the people who drank other beverages such as water or milk.

Diet-Soda Belly
It’s not surprising that drinking all the sugar in sodas would cause weight gain, but what is surprising is that even diet soda will pack on the pounds: Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center monitored 475 adults for 10 years, and found that those who drank diet soda had a 70 percent increase in waist circumference over the 10-year study, compared with those who didn’t drink any soda. Those who drank more than two diet sodas per day saw a 500 percent waist expansion! A separate study the same researchers conducted on mice suggested that it was the aspartame, which raised blood glucose levels, that caused the weight gain; when your liver encounters too much glucose, the excess is converted to body fat.

Diet Soda = Diabetes Soda

Caramel Cancer-Causers
In 2011, the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the artificial caramel coloring used to make Coke, Pepsi, and other colas brown. The reason: Two contaminants in the coloring, 2-methylimidazole and 4-methylimidazole, have been found to cause cancer in animals, a threat the group says is unnecessary, considering that the coloring is purely cosmetic. According to California’s strict Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer, just 16 micrograms per person per day of 4-methylimidazole is enough to pose a cancer threat, and most popular brown colas, both diet and regular, contain 200 micrograms per 20-ounce bottle.

Accelerated Aging
Diet or regular, all colas contain phosphates, or phosphoric acid, a weak acid that gives colas their tangy flavor and improves their shelf life. Although it exists in many whole foods, such as meat, dairy, and nuts, too much phosphoric acid can lead to heart and kidney problems, muscle loss, and osteoporosis, and one study suggests it could trigger accelerated aging. The study, published in a 2010 issue of the FASEB Journal, found that the excessive phosphate levels found in sodas caused lab rats to die a full five weeks earlier than the rats whose diets had more normal phosphate levels–a disturbing trend considering that soda manufacturers have been increasing the levels of phosphoric acid in their products over the past few decades.

Water Pollution
The artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas don’t break down in our bodies, nor do wastewater-treatment plants catch them before they enter waterways, researchers have found. In 2009, Swiss scientists tested water samples from wastewater-treatment plants, rivers and lakes in Switzerland and detected levels of acesulfame K, sucralose, and saccharin, all of which are, or have been, used in diet sodas. A recent test of 19 municipal water supplies in the U.S. revealed the presence of sucralose in every one. It’s not clear yet what these low levels are doing to people, but past research has found that sucralose in rivers and lakes interferes with some organisms’ feeding habits.

Mountain Dew Mind
Dentists have a name for the condition they see in kids who drink too much Mountain Dew. They wind up with a “Mountain Dew Mouth,” full of cavities caused by the drink’s excessive sugar levels. “Mountain Dew Mind” may be the next medical condition that gets named after the stuff. An ingredient called brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, added to prevent the flavoring from separating from the drink, is an industrial chemical used as a flame retardant in plastics. Also found in other citrus-based soft drinks and sports drinks, the chemical has been known to cause memory loss and nerve disorders when consumed in large quantities. Researchers also suspect that, like brominated flame retardants used in furniture foam, the chemical builds up in body fat, possibly causing behavioral problems, infertility, and lesions on heart muscles over time.

It’s not just the soda that’s causing all the problems. Nearly all aluminum soda cans are lined with an epoxy resin called bisphenol A (BPA), used to keep the acids in soda from reacting with the metal. BPA is known to interfere with hormones, and has been linked to everything from infertility to obesity and diabetes and some forms of reproductive cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have pegged soda cans, along with restaurant, school, and fast-food meals, as a major source of exposure to the chemical. And while Pepsi and Coke are currently locked in a battle to see which company can be the first to develop a 100 percent plant-based-plastic bottle–which they’re touting as “BPA free”–neither company is willing to switch to BPA-free aluminum cans.


Dead Birds
Before you switch from cans to bottles, though, take a look at the photographs of Chris Jordan, an environmentalist and photographer who visited the Midway Atoll area in 2009. It’s close to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a mass of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean where things like soda caps (which often aren’t recycled) and plastic fish netting float just beneath the surface of the water. Birds, sea turtles, and other wildlife mistake the debris for food and eat large quantities of the plastic, which they are unable to digest. Ultimately, the plastic causes them to starve to death. It’s estimated that thousands of animals die this way every year.

Unknown Side Effects of GMOs
Take a look at the ingredients list for any soda and chances are most of those ingredients are derived from corn. As much as 88 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. is genetically modified to resist toxic pesticides or engineered to create pesticides within the plant itself. Thanks to lax government safety regulations, and tight corporate control over who gets to test these proprietary seeds, there are no human studies that can prove or disprove whether these crops are safe. Independent scientists have found that, in animals, genetically modified crops, or GMOs, are linked to digestive tract damage, accelerated aging, and even infertility. By drinking soda, you’re taking part in the biggest science experiment on the planet.
43   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 11:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Many investors and speculators put money into the junk food industry because it always returns a profit.

Think of the misery and death these products cause.

You need to do better than to wish death on the poor people who seem to be the ones who somehow end up eating the poor food choices.

Capitalists cast blame and curse the victims of their deadly slave traps because these people do not have a voice to fight back against the injustice and the blood money keeps flowing. --yeah really this is happening in so many different ways.

Open eyes!
44   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 11:57am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Once that full feeling of the soda leaves the victim, the potato chips are gone and result in increased cravings.

You could consume thousands of calories and get nothing in terms of feeling any fuller as soon as the soda leaves you.

This situation is a diabolical trap and it is enslaving and killing too many people. Of course the truth is played down like boring nerd type stuff that you don't want to know.



45   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 12:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

The way they play down the truth makes you think maybe you don't need or want to know about it. To explain why this truth is so important you have to contradict years and years of exposure to commercials and billboards showing you beautiful actors of their crap acting insanely delighted to consume these things.

Again, it's diabolical. The world of alternative facts. JUST LIKE OUR FUCKING JUNK POLITICS FOX AND ALL THE REST OF THEM SHIT DOWN OUR THROATS EVERYWHERE YOU GO.

46   komputodo   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 22, 12:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

10 times seem low....when I was in school, I don't remember more than a handful of fat fucks.....
47   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 12:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

But hey, fuck those fat bastards, haha, let them die, 'cause I'm immune to every lie that kills hahaha.

You fucking dumb ass pricks!
48   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 22, 12:07pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

jazz_music says
But hey, fuck those fat bastards, haha, let them die, 'cause I'm immune to every lie that kills hahaha.

You fucking dumb ass pricks!

49   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 12:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Yes yes yes, you fucking dumb ass pricks with all the information you have access to are getting dumber by the hour, more retarded, more enslaved, and closer to an early and humiliating death.
50   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 12:28pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

EAT CHILI PEPPERS!

The fresher the better!
51   Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 22, 3:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

jazz_music says
Many investors and speculators put money into the junk food industry because it always returns a profit.

Think of the misery and death these products cause.

You need to do better than to wish death on the poor people who seem to be the ones who somehow end up eating the poor food choices.

Capitalists cast blame and curse the victims of their deadly slave traps because these people do not have a voice to fight back against the injustice and the blood money keeps flowing. --yeah really this is happening in so many different ways.

Open eyes!


Oh yeah, those mean capitalists sold junk food to the poor at gunpoint. The poor just had no choice but to buy a ton of junk food. All they wanted to buy were apples and oranges.
52   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 22, 4:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Strategist says
Oh yeah, those mean capitalists sold junk food to the poor at gunpoint. The poor just had no choice but to buy a ton of junk food. All they wanted to buy were apples and oranges.

You say that as if some apes couldn't be tricked into eating something that taste good - and pay for it.
And as if it's ok morally to do it.
54   Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 22, 4:26pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Heraclitusstudent says
Strategist says
Oh yeah, those mean capitalists sold junk food to the poor at gunpoint. The poor just had no choice but to buy a ton of junk food. All they wanted to buy were apples and oranges.

You say that as if some apes couldn't be tricked into eating something that taste good - and pay for it.
And as if it's ok morally to do it.


You have to take responsibility for your own actions. Same goes for alcohol, smoking, drugs, fast food, excessive shopping, and hundreds of other vices.
I would personally support high taxes on all of above, but that's about it.
55   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 5:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Strategist says
Oh yeah, those mean capitalists sold junk food to the poor at gunpoint. The poor just had no choice but to buy a ton of junk food. All they wanted to buy were apples and oranges.


MANIPULATING AVAILABLE CHOICES is the biggest racket. Yet another absurd statement on your part failing to portray the opposing position. You guys only mock yourselves but you don't think anybody can see it.

The reality is that poor people eat poor food, they have poor access to good food and many are poorly informed too and live under generational poverty because poverty is a fucking trap. Fucking homeless people wind up paying outrageous prices for just about everything they need ESPECIALLY their meager housing. --but even you fucking knew that too, EVERYBODY knows that. You want to argue over whether or not shit is brown? --I don't have any time for you.

Working 2 or 3 crap jobs the poor end up eating cheap and convenient food too much, the portions are typically unhealthful for competitive reasons too. Less access to personal transportation really screws up people's available choices too. And the pricey stores of course are not located in the poorer areas, more like "Food For Less" stores and "Savalot."

Good food is on the pricey side, higher end neighborhoods tend to be very aware of healthy choices for some reason and they tend to prepare better food too and is best prepared at home but when you're working your ass off for poot and going to Trump U, because they needed hope and believed the fat prick, poor typically do not choose to spend their time cooking and cleaning up often enough.

But you knew that and chose to say something absurd.
56   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 5:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Booger says
https://www.reddit.com/r/fatpeoplestories/


I'm trying to get more skillful at using Reddit because the users don't seem so daft about lying, crying and straw manning about fantasy nonexistent liberals and then not even know what it means to be liberal. --if I wanted that I would simply tune in to the same crap propaganda they do, everybody knows where that shit comes from.
57   Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 22, 6:23pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

jazz_music says
The reality is that poor people eat poor food, they have poor access to good food and many are poorly informed too and live under generational poverty because poverty is a fucking trap.

Total nonsense. I shop at Walmart and see the obese poor stock up on junk food and sodas, when there are fresh fruits and vegetables on sale. Are there people who are so stupid, they do not know an apple is good for you? Maybe if they did not drop out from school they would have learnt something useful. And what about the parents? don't they teach anything good to their children like hygiene, good morals and eating habits?

jazz_music says
Fucking homeless people wind up paying outrageous prices for just about everything they need ESPECIALLY their meager housing.

Maybe they should not shop at 7-11 for their booze. And what housing do they pay outrageous prices for... if they are fucking homeless? Did the cost of cardboard boxes suddenly shoot up?

jazz_music says
Working 2 or 3 crap jobs the poor end up eating cheap and convenient food too much, the portions are typically unhealthful for competitive reasons too. Less access to personal transportation really screws up people's available choices too. And the pricey stores of course are not located in the poorer areas, more like "Food For Less" stores and "Savalot."

If they work 2 or 3 jobs why are they homeless? How can "Food for less" be pricey, when it says "food for less" I've shopped there in the past, it's not pricey. Try Walmart, it's even cheaper.

jazz_music says
Good food is on the pricey side, higher end neighborhoods tend to be very aware of healthy choices for some reason and they tend to prepare better food too and is best prepared at home but when you're working your ass off for poot and going to Trump U, because they needed hope and believed the fat prick, poor typically do not choose to spend their time cooking and cleaning up often enough.

Good food is NOT pricey. It's cheaper. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables will save you money.

To sum up your BS, you are telling us:
The homeless work 2 or 3 jobs
No one told them what healthy foods are
Shop at "Food for less" which is too expensive, and they never see healthy fruits and vegetables there.
Sign up for Trump U, paying tens of thousands of dollars, to learn how to flip homes. Yet they are homeless.

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58   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 6:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Strategist says
You have to take responsibility for your own actions. Same goes for alcohol, smoking,


Those are good examples.

I watch 1950's B&W episodes they have on this one cable channel. The really great ones like Alfred Hitchcock, Perry Mason, 77 Sunset Strip, Peter Gunn AND EVERY SINGLE SCENE of every single episode portrays tobacco and alcohol consumption as a normal and even preferred mode of social interaction among fashionable people.

It's just astounding the influence tobacco and alcohol had on television and everything back then. They show every desirable person/model in every enviable situation using their poison as if it were the ticket to heaven on earth.

After Americans got the class action suits going the heavy advertising promotions went overseas, again exploiting any weaknesses they encounter, and now, for example, you have first graders in Indonesia addicted to smoking cigarettes.

Then there are the cheesy sales models they use
59   Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 22, 6:32pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

jazz_music says
It's just astounding the influence tobacco and alcohol had on television and everything back then. They show every desirable person/model in every enviable situation using their poison as if it were the ticket to heaven on earth.

I would tax cigarette prices so much that the poor cannot afford it. You still have to take responsibility for your own actions.

jazz_music says
After Americans got the class action suits going the heavy advertising promotions went overseas, again exploiting any weaknesses they encounter, and now, for example, you have first graders in Indonesia addicted to smoking cigarettes.

Yes, very stupid parents. We should outlaw stupidity.
60   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 22, 7:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

jazz_music says
every single episode portrays tobacco and alcohol consumption as a normal and even preferred mode of social interaction among fashionable people.
Those shows were an accurate portrayal of American life (and probably European as well) then. I have a photograph taken in the Heidelberg Room of the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas in 1948 where my parents were celebrating their 25th anniversary--there are four people in the frame, my parents and a younger couple at another table--both the man and woman at the other table and my father are smoking--he would die of lung cancer in ten years at only 59. Probably 75% of the people in that restaurant were smoking, too. I sat in a Cadillac showroom in 1963 talking to a lady probably about 50 while she awaited delivery of the brand new Coupe de Ville on the showroom floor. I asked her how often she traded and she said "honey, whenever the ashtrays get full!". I could only imagine what her trade-ins smelled like and wondered how many more years she would trade in her Cadillacs.
61   Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 22, 7:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Sniper says
jazz_music says
Good food is on the pricey side,


Have you ever been behind a EBT shopper and see what they're buying for "food" on your dime?? It's total crap and processed food. It's THEIR choice to buy that crap.

They could by real fresh food and cook for less than half the price and make their EBT amount last a lot longer. Will they do that? Hell no?


Hey, can you blame them? Potato chips and soda taste a lot better than apples, salad and juice. Besides, they don't have time to cook. They are too busy catching up with the soaps, and it's really hard to cook when you had too much beer.
Sniper, you are so insensitive to the losers. Why can't you be more like Jazz?
62   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 9:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

P N Dr Lo R says
Those shows were an accurate portrayal of American life (and probably European as well) then.


I remember flying on TWA with ashtrays built right into the arm rests on the end seats. Stewardesses even sold these little packs that held about 5 cigarettes each. You remember those Lockheed L-1049 Constellation? Incredible! And there was free booze on flights too, or practically free.



But no, every single thing you see in a movie happens for a reason. There was huge ubiquitous money subsidizing those product placements, i.e. alcohol and tobacco, into EVERY SINGLE scene possible. "Please to meet you, can I get you a drink?" "Got a light? ... bla bla bla"

This was PSYOPS. Every conceivable premise to inject the product into the action where you have a sophisticated leading man image, like young Ephram Zimbalist Jr. ... he was the number one "Joe Cool" of the late 1950's and early 1960's. Watch him light his pipe up as he looks so dashing and sets to work solving the amazingly difficult criminal plot.

Lawsuits made them cut all that shit out too somewhere around 1965.

Now we got rampant political outrage and hate instead of alcoholics and lung cancer. Media is still controlling our minds, worse in fact now that we must become mobilized to overcome the corruption that assures the increasing inequality. This particular shit storm is not going to go on like this for very much longer.

63   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 23, 3:11am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Hey Blurty - I saw the hash tag "fatfucks" , you been watching the POTUS too ?

Man, he's putting on the pounds, those pics of him on the links yesterday were not flattering at all. (an hour after he said he had a full slate of things to work on)

His ass looked as wide as the space between Babe the Blue Ox's horns - 48 axe handles wide to be exact.

Think Donnie Dotard has any problem with "junk food" or is he just eating for more than one ?
64   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 30, 11:44am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-57-percent-kids-track-obesity-35-study-220411704.html

In US, 57 percent of kids on track for obesity by 35: study

More than 57 percent of children in the United States will be obese by age 35 if current trends in weight gain and poor eating habits continue, researchers warned Wednesday.

The risk of obesity is high even among children whose present weight is normal, said the report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

"Only those children with a current healthy weight have less than a 50 percent chance of becoming obese by the age of 35 years," said the study, led by researchers at Harvard University.

Some 36.5 percent of the US adult population is now considered obese, a condition federal health officials define as having a body mass index of 30 or higher.

The study was based on a simulation model that predicted future trends based on height and weight data from five nationally representative studies of more than 41,000 children and adults.

"Obesity will be a significant problem for most children in the US as they grow older," it said.

"Of the children predicted to have obesity as adults, half will develop it as children."

Weight gain in a child's early years is particularly hard to reverse in adulthood.

Researchers found that among obese toddlers aged two, three out of four will also be obese as adults.

Children with severe obesity -- which affects 4.5 million children in the United States -- face only a one in five chance of being normal weight adults.

Racial and ethnic disparities in weight are already apparent by age two, with black and Hispanics more likely to have obesity than whites -- yet another trend that persists into adulthood.
65   Philistine   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 30, 11:58am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

zzyzzx says

Racial and ethnic disparities in weight are already apparent by age two, with black and Hispanics more likely to have obesity than whites -- yet another trend that persists into adulthood.

Mother Nature is raycisss!!
66   anon_8cbf0   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 1, 10:10am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

jazz_music says
Strategist says
You have to take responsibility for your own actions. Same goes for alcohol, smoking,


Those are good examples.

I watch 1950's B&W episodes they have on this one cable channel. The really great ones like Alfred Hitchcock, Perry Mason, 77 Sunset Strip, Peter Gunn AND EVERY SINGLE SCENE of every single episode portrays tobacco and alcohol consumption as a normal and even preferred mode of social interaction among fashionable people.

It's just astounding the influence tobacco and alcohol had on television and everything back then. They show every desirable person/model in every enviable situation using their poison as if it were the ticket to heaven on earth.

After Americans got the class action suits going the heavy advertising promotions went overseas, again exploiting any weaknesses they encounter, and now, for example, you have first graders in ...


You may look into the past but right now on television we are subjected to the drug industries successful effort to hook every one on a dozen medical prescriptions.
look around we are being poisoned by the pharmaceutical companies.

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