If ever we need yet another excuse to close down the Universities and sent those who lurk within their precincts gorging themselves on research grants funded by us, a new study published by Dr Ravi Retnakaran, Toronto, provides it (BBC News – healthy and overweight is a myth).
He tells us fat people are 25 per cent more likely to die younger than thin people, even if they have no other health problems like high cholesterol or high blood pressure. The report’s conclusion? Doctors should always encourage patients to lose weight.
What, even if they are underweight to start with. That’s like saying everyone over 50 should be required by law to take cholesterol lowering drugs even if their cholesterol level is dangerously low.
It is surely a measure of the world’s insanity that such research is still attracting funding. But while hysterical leftie know alls claim it is a dangerous myth has emerged that there’s such a thing as healthy obesity, as long as your blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol are normal.
We learn from the press release however that the measure used by medical science to define obesity is the utterly discredited Body Mass Index (BMI) which is only a measure of weight to height ration and does not concern itself with trivialities like how much of the weight is lean muscle and how much is blubber.
So the “experts” using this method ignore their own observations as evidence which is a pity because when a pound of muscle is as big as a bar of soap while a pound of blubber is the size of a football, that visual evidence can be very useful.Use the pictures below to learn the difference between obese according to visual evidence and “clinically obese according to the Body Mass Index.)
When experts stop branding people obese because they are more that 50 grams over the weight at which they would be diagnosed anorexic we might be able to have a sensible discussion on this.
As things stand the “obesity” industry is just another part of the Big Pharma scam to make us all patients for life.
So the question that needs to be asked is “How much did Big Pharma pay Dr. Retnakaran for reaching the conclusion they wanted (I look forward to hearing from your lawyers Ravi, I’ve done my research and know who funded your project.) Science was ever fascism’s whore.
Top: Obese according to visual evidence. Bottom: Clinically obese according to the body Mass Index