2009-09-02

Obviously

John Mackey in the WSJ:
"Unfortunately many of our health-care problems are self-inflicted: two-thirds of Americans are now overweight and one-third are obese. Most of the diseases that kill us and account for about 70% of all health-care spending—heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and obesity—are mostly preventable through proper diet, exercise, not smoking, minimal alcohol consumption and other healthy lifestyle choices."
This isn't rocket science, people.

2 comments:

  1. I'd have more sympathy for this argument if BMI (the basis for "overweight" and "obese" statistical claims) weren't a load of crap.

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  2. Sure, but diseases unnecessarily killing people isn't a load a crap, and obesity tends to be a rather prominent symptom of said diseases. I (personally) could care less about BMI, but heart disease/cancer/diabetes/etc. are very real, and very preventable.

    -E

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