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Re: Capitalizing Obesity

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:47 pm
by Scott

Re: Capitalizing Obesity

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:00 pm
by Scott

Re: Capitalizing Obesity

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:48 pm
by Jonathan Nitzan
The projects obesity levels till 2030. If these projections prove correct, US obesity will triple to 45% (!), up from less than 15% in the 1970s. Obesity in other OECD countries, although less severe, is growing at faster rates.

Are there other examples of a species overfeeding/over-medicating/incapacitating itself to death?

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Re: Capitalizing Obesity

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:55 am
by jmc
Interesting but very concerning figure, Jonathan.

I have not had the chance to play with the data myself, but the WHO has a database on obesity and other risk factors.



Re: Capitalizing Obesity

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:22 am
by blairfix
For those who have not seen it, here is an eye-opening presentation given by endocrinologist Robert Lustig about the metabolic effects of sugar:

Sugar: The Bitter Truth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

Lustig argues that the obesity epidemic is a direct byproduct of the consumption of high sugar, low fibre processed food. Sugar (fructose) triggers fat production, does not trigger satiation (actually increases appetite), and damages the liver (among other things).

Re: Capitalizing Obesity

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:54 pm
by Jonathan Nitzan