Thursday, July 12, 2007

obesity

Here's a thought. I just read a study that said quality of life for obese people (particularly children) is similar to quality of life for folks with cancer, due to the stress of stigmatism as a result of the actions of peers. As we all know, heart disease is often related to obesity. What if a part of (obviously not all), but a part of ill-health due to obesity is a result of stress, rather than cholesterol buildup?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Then we are all fucked Felix.

Garod

Kathleen said...

There was actually a study done (I wish I could remember where, I will look) that showed that stress actually contributes to obesity, not because of stigmatism, but because being stressful causes you to retain fat.

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