Talk About Persecution!

It is absolutely amazing the things these people will say to push their agenda. To guarantee that anyone with a weight over the desired anorexic level will not feel good about themselves, some UK researchers are now giving overweight and obese people a “real” reason to hate themselves. Talk about scare tactics and bullying. IF you won’t do as we say, we’ll shame, guilt and force you into submitting to our lifestyle.

It is absolutely disgusting what is going on these days, and even more disgusting that most people just sit there and take it!!!

From ABC Science I bring you a guilt trip even your mother wouldn’t dream of using:

Obesity contributes to global warming, too


obese person

Policies that reduce obesity could also reduce greenhouse emissions, the researchers argue (Source: Toby Melville/Reuters)

Obese and overweight people require more fuel to transport them and the food they eat, and a literally swelling global population will make this source of greenhouse emissions worse, say UK researchers.

Dr Phil Edwards and Dr Ian Roberts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine argue their point in this week’s issue of The Lancet.

“We are all becoming heavier and it is a global responsibility,” Edwards says. “Obesity is a key part of the big picture.”

At least 400 million adults worldwide are obese. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese by 2015.

~snip~

The researchers found that obese people require 1,680 daily calories to sustain normal energy and another 1,280 calories to maintain daily activities, 18% more than someone with a stable BMI.

Because thinner people eat less and are more likely to walk than rely on cars, a slimmer population would lower demand for fuel for transportation and for agriculture, says Edwards.

This would take the pressure off food and energy supplies and reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture and transport, he says.

© 2008 ABC

Read the FULL STORY here.

But wait…..according to the Lancet (mentioned above) it’s NOT about global warming or fat at all, it IS about trying to force everyone to stop driving their cars, which will in turn cause a drop in obesity, fuel prices, food prices and reduce global warming.

OK, from the Lancet mentioned in that piece (I’m pasting the whole thing here as you need to sign up to actually read it, and if you are like me, I just hate when others link me to a site that won’t let me read unless I register – and I don’t care if registration is free or not, it sucks):

ElsevierLancet.com

The Lancet, Current Issue, Volume 371, Number 9625, 17 May 2008

The Lancet 2008; 371:1661

DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60716-3Correspondence

Transport policy is food policy

Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts

We endorse the call for fair and sustainable solutions to tackle the causes of global food insecurity (April 26, p 1389),1 but argue for greater recognition of the importance of reducing the demand for transportation fuel in resolving the struggle for energy between people and cars.

Petrol tanks and stomachs were competing well before biofuels were proposed to tackle climate change. Motorised transport is more than 95% oil-dependent and accounts for almost half of world oil use.2 Because oil is a key agricultural input, demand for transportation fuel affects food prices. Increased car use also contributes to rising food prices by promoting obesity which, for the reasons outlined below, increases the global demand for food.

We estimate that a population of 1 billion people with a stable mean body-mass index (BMI) of 24·5 kg/m2 consumes an average 6·5 MJ of food energy per person per day to maintain basal metabolic rate, and a further 4 MJ per person per day for activities of daily living. An obese population of 1 billion people with a stable mean BMI of 29·0 kg/m23 would require an average 7 MJ of food energy per person per day to maintain basal metabolic rate, and 5·4 MJ per person per day for activities of daily living (calculations available from the authors). Compared with the normal weight population, the obese population consumes 18% more food energy. Additionally, more transportation fuel energy will be used to transport the increased mass of the obese population, which will increase even further if, as is likely, the overweight people in response to their increased body mass choose to walk less and drive more.

Urban transport policies that promote walking and cycling would reduce food prices by reducing the global demand for oil, and promotion of a normal distribution of BMI would reduce the global demand for, and thus the price of, food. Decreased car use would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thus the need for biofuels, and increased physical activity levels, would reduce injury risk and air pollution, improving population health.

Transport policy is food policy and the importance of sustainable transport must not be overlooked.

We declare that we have no conflict of interest.

References

1. The Lancet. Finding long-term solutions to the world food crisis. Lancet 2008; 371: 1389. Full Text | Full-Text PDF (35 KB) | CrossRef

2. Woodcock J, Banister D, Edwards P, Prentice A, Roberts I. Energy and transport. Lancet 2007; 370: 1078-1088. Abstract | Full Text | Full-Text PDF (197 KB) | CrossRef

3. Swinburn B, Egger G. The runaway weight gain train: too many accelerators not enough brakes. BMJ 2004; 329: 736-739.

Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Limited. All rights reserved.

If you wish to see it yourself click HERE.

Personally I want to know how increased physical activity levels decreases the risk of injury. Because it seems to me that it is those who are the most active that are always pulling something, breaking something or injuring themselves. So THAT particular statement needs to be explained to me.

So, here you have todays daily dose of fear and guilt all wrapped up in one neat package. How do you plan on dealing with it?

Me? I do believe I’ll pick up some ice cream, cookies and potato chips on my home tonight to munch on while I veg out on the couch watching TV!

Yeah, that sounds like a good plan!

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~ by swfreedomlover on May 16, 2008.

4 Responses to “Talk About Persecution!”

  1. OMG! Junk science has yet another excuse to open their mouths and say whatever they feel like! And what the hell are those numbers supposed to mean to the average person??? MJ? OK, so I understand BMI, but MJ? What is that, mega jewels? Sheeit!

    Nanny, nanny go away,
    We don’t need you here today!
    What you think and what you say,
    Just don’t make the world today!

  2. “Obese and overweight people require more fuel to transport them and the food they eat”

    Like the stores would ship less food if people weren’t obese?

  3. “Personally I want to know how increased physical activity levels decreases the risk of injury.”

    Well, it has to do with stabilizer muscles. The weaker those muscles are the more your joints and tendons and ligaments move in directions you they shouldn’t like sideways.

    You also must remember physical activity isn’t just sky diving or going 10 rounds in the OCTAGON with a 300 pound man. It also includes light jogging, walking, using the stairs, light weight lifting, aerobics. I’ve been walking all my life and i still haven’t suffered any injuries from it. Maybe our definitions of walking are different?

  4. Actually our definitions are the same. And I don’t recall limiting physical activity to sky-diving or sports. When these people talk of increased physical activity I am aware they are also referring to walking, jogging (how does one do that “lightly”?), stairs, etc.

    I’ve been walking all my life (55 years so far) also, and unlike you, I have managed to injure myself doing so. I grew up living in an apartment on the top floor of a 5-story walk-up. I also lived in a similar situation from 2000 to 2004. I’ve fallen and injured both my knees to the point that stairs are painful…..going down is more painful than going up. I also can no longer kneel even on pillows/pads/etc, as the pressure on my bent knee is excrutiating. I’ve also sprained my ankles. Interestingly enough is I did these things while wearing sensible shoes and I didn’t just trip.

    My knees and ankles are to the point where every step I take is done with full awareness to be sure I’m stepping properly and not about to go down in the middle of street (as almost happened once).

    People fall down stairs also, and that itself is not too rare either.

    So, yes, the simple things CAN indeed cause injuries too.

    And we’re not even talking about the joint damage that jogging alone can cause in later years.

    I’m not saying that we don’t need to be active and moving to keep our bodies working…………..I’m just asking where the guarantees are that doing that will decrease injuries? There are no guarantees, yet they try to promote that being active will keep you healthy and injury free! It’s the deception I’m questioning here. And only the brainwashed won’t see it.

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