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Old 07-13-2009, 04:10 PM   #12
alyscat
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Default Re: Swine Flu Kills Obese People: Is U.S. Primed for a Pandemic Catastrophe?

I'm willing to bet that you will find that MOST things are more deadly for severely obese people. It comes with the territory.

That said, I know most people would like to blame the obese for their "predictament" - I think there's a good lot to be said for the chemicals (MSG, among others) in our foods, the genetically altered foods, and things like high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners that make people hungrier. The food industry WANTS us to consume more - and does things to encourage it.

I know people who work out like fiends, watch what they eat, and still don't lose weight. For someone who doesn't have that [genetic? karnic?] situation going on in their life to sit in judgment of someone who does is.... wrong, IMHO.

(And don't get me started on my rant about MDs who frequently know less about nutrition and weight than the average secretary)
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