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Old 04-30-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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"The additional medical spending due to obesity is double previous estimates and exceeds even those of smoking, a new study shows. . . These concerns come stem from the fact that the percentage of obese Americans- which is qualified as those with a Body Mass Index of 30 or higher- has tripled since 1960, coming in at 34 per cent. The incidence of extreme or ‘morbid’ obesity (BMI above 40) has risen sixfold, to 6 per cent."

Read more: Stronger car brakes, special toilets and even plus sized wheelchairs: The rising cost of America's expanding waistline | Mail Online
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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Now it's "carried by eight"
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Some people are fat. Get over it before your concern empowers those who would restrict YOUR right to eat whatever you want and do whatever you want.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I still think that there is something physiological going on with all the chemicals in foods. I don't think it's just a matter of "put down the donut and get some exercise." Did anyone see the piece on 60 Minutes last night about the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) $1 billion budget. The Director of the NIDA Nora Volkow (interestingly Trotsky's granddaughter), who is studying the neurological effects of dopamine and addiction, groups food in with hard drugs and alcohol, as they have the same dopamine effect on the brain for some people.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Get rid of ALL the HFCS in foods & being in front of TVs & Computers 24/7 you will have Healthier People!
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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wait, so now someone is blaming the plus sized people for needing better brakes on cars? sorry but for the most part the stock brake package on most cars is garbage, always has been, and unless things change, always will be. but you dont think that perhaps maybe cars these days need much better brakes because the cars themselves are much heavier than they need to be what with all the garbage the government and the people demand get installed in cars these days?
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:48 AM
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Location: 85379^85268
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I think that it has to do with the growth hormones given to animals to fatten them up.

When we eat the meat of these medicated animals, we are ingesting the same growth hormones.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Get rid of ALL the HFCS in foods & being in front of TVs & Computers 24/7 you will have Healthier People!
Unfortunately for work I need to be by a phone and a computer all day. If I had the scratch I would get a treadmill desk and just walk all day while working but unfortunately that's not happening anytime soon. Make it a deduction and than your talking.

I am not obese though I am also not skinny. I am at the "healthy" weight for my height but I am storing a few extra lbs strictly around the belly. Probably from drinking so I don't see that going away anytime soon
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Actually cars are Lighter today than 50 yrs ago! Most of the new tech is tiny chips body is plastic & motors & tranies Alum!
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Sounds like a good argument to get the government out of the health care business.

Only when individuals have to suffer the consequences of their behaviour will they make better lifestyle choices ( and if they dont, its only on them)
I suppose the o.p. thinks the government should herd us all to the same feed trough?

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