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Friday, May 21, 2021

We Do Have A Deadly Epidemic After All

 of obesity. I should even venture to say that  it is a pandemic raging around, with women hardest hit:

A record one million people were admitted to hospital because of obesity in England last year, official data has shown.

Data released by NHS Digital today shows admissions for conditions caused by obesity or where obesity affected people's treatment rose by 17 per cent in the year 2019 to 2020.

Women made up almost two thirds (64 per cent) of the hospital cases and admissions were more common in poorer areas than wealthy places.

There were times when the poor were underfed...

The medical director of NHS England, Professor Stephen Powis, called the figures 'shocking' and said they were 'a growing sign of the nation's obesity crisis'.

He said obese people were putting themselves at risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke and also putting extra pressure on the NHS, which spends billions of pounds every year on treating people for their weight.

Dear fatty obese person, if you don't put that fork down immediately, the healthcare service will continue to  be under strain and Grandma could die (Grandpa, too!) 

Professor Powis said: 'Today’s shocking figures are a growing sign of the nation’s obesity crisis which is putting hundreds of thousands of people at greater risk of becoming severely ill with covid, as well as heart attacks, stroke, cancer and other deadly diseases.

See, professors of medicine agree with me, too!

The shocking statistics come as Boris Johnson continues his drive against obesity in the UK.

But not hard enough, it appears. 

The Prime Minister stepped up efforts to address the country's issue with weight after he was hospitalised with Covid last year.

In March, No10 announced he had lost one stone from dieting and cutting out fast food and 'late night' cheese.

The fast food chains should probably stay in lockdown indefinitely:)))

And in the same month ministers announced GPs will prescribe more than 700,000 people diet plans, apps and wearable activity trackers over the next year.

I know people who were prescribed diet plans and still refuse to follow them because they don't like how the diet food tastes...

Some 27 per cent of men and 29 per cent of women in England are obese, while about two thirds of adults are overweight or obese.

Britain, yes! You are doing worse than us at the moment...

Children living in the most deprived areas are more than twice as likely to be obese than those living in the least deprived areas.

And yet fast food costs more than fresh produce. May be if their mothers got welfare cuts, it would help???

Mr Johnson was in a high-risk group for Covid-19 when he caught the disease in April last year, because his BMI was around 34, making him obese.

I can't even...

Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for severe Covid, with proportionally more obese people being hospitalised with the disease than non-obese people.

And yet, they keep pushing vaccines on fit healthy adults. 

World Obesity Federation research found Covid deaths have been 10 times higher in countries where at least half of adults are overweight.

Well, that explains why few people died in Africa vs the USA, for instance. 

Around 58 per cent of women and 68 per cent of men in the UK are overweight or obese. 

While more men are overweight, it's women who end up in hospital. I guess men just suffer in silence and die?

And finally, some fun facts about the dangers of obesity. You can get, among other conditions:

type 2 diabetes, which can cause kidney disease, blindness and even limb amputations.

heart disease, which kills 315,000 people every year in the UK - making it the number one cause of death.

12 different cancers. 

This includes breast, which affects one in eight women at some point in their lives.

Being body-positive is the path to early grave, time for some old-fashioned fat-shaming. Stop stuffing your face, it's disgusting gluttony is a mortal sin and costs us all a lot of money, too!


4 comments:

  1. Our overweight problem is more complicated then "just stop eating so much." I have two words to sum up the solution - intermittent fasting. Dr. Jason Fung's book The Obesity Code is the best on the science and the subject. I can attest to it working.

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  2. The Diet Doctor website, helmed by Swedish MD Andreas Eenfeldt, has a lot of great information as well.

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  3. People I know who are overweight def eat too much of certain foods, though they will flat out deny it. Many lower class women also refuse/don't know how to cook, and will just live on fast food, because they are too lazy to bother. Sorry, but it's true as attested by many studies and personal observations.

    As for weight loss, different methods would work for different people, but simple caloric restriction will always work.There was no obesity in Holland during the war when people were starving, and no cancer, either.

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  4. P.S. that is not to say that only obese people get cancer, some are thin and, unfortunately, will get it, too. Some things aren't entirely under our control, but I still think we should try and do our best to keep healthy and fit.

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