How Much Sugar?

Childhood Obesity

  • 01 Jun 2009 12:28 AM
    Message # 181253
    Anonymous

    Hi David

    There was an article on over weight children etc in The Weekend Australian Magazine, May 9-10, 2009, written by Richard Guilliatt.

    Did you get a chance to read it? Very interesting.

    Regards

    Dave

     

     

  • 01 Jun 2009 2:41 AM
    Reply # 181274 on 181253
    Anonymous
    David Oakes wrote:

    Hi David

    There was an article on over weight children etc in The Weekend Australian Magazine, May 9-10, 2009, written by Richard Guilliatt.

    Did you get a chance to read it? Very interesting.

    Regards

    Dave

     

     

    Dave,

    I hadn't seen it, but I found a copy online: http://www.cedd.org.au/uploads\file_127.pdf

    1.  BMI was not designed for use on children, so I'm not surprised at the data wars.

    2.  There is no doubt that adult obesity, Type II diabetes and heart disease are increasing at epidmic proportions.

    3.  Obesity is not a desease.  It is one of the symptoms of the underlying disease (caused by fructose ingestion), so getting in a lather about that symptom is pointless (and wasteful if the only thing we do is make fat kids exercise more).  It is possible to be insulin resistant and have clogged arteries and not be fat (although most of the time these symptoms are aligned).

    4.  Drug companies want us to beleive we are fat and Big Sugar wants us to believe we aren't - I don't much care as long as we all stop eating fructose (a result that neither Drug Companies nor Big Sugar) would want. 

    5.  I'd rather the 'experts' spent less time getting in a lather about data errors in inherently dodgy data and more time reading my book :-)

    Cheers

    David.

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