I expect the vast majority of the explanation is genetics. We're still
in the very early stages of understanding how DNA works, but once we do
understand it, it may very well be possible to modify the DNA of both
parents so that their children aren't overweight, are less prone to
common diseases like arthritis and diabetes, and are even more
intelligent than their parents. I see that as a good thing, but some
people believe that any mucking around with nature is necessarily a bad
thing. Until we are able to make changes to DNA, no one is arguing, but
that's the next battle that's society is going to have to deal with.
And too many fats and too little exercise and too little self-control.
It's the American way. They deserve the clogged arteries, diabetes
and heart attacks that they will eventually get and which the rest of
us will have to pay for in medical care.
I kill-file all messages posted through Google Groups.
Easier to be an arrogant prick like you than to lose weight. Seven
years ago I had a knee injury. Was on crutches for a time, surgery,
followed by a period of less activity. I gained about 15 pounds then in
a short time, but never was able to lose more than 5.
There is a lot more to it that you will ever understand. I eat less
than I ever have and it is still hanging around.
I am with you on this topic. I got hit with an
injury that nearly stopped me walking at all.
Take a very active person and force them to bed
rest or sitting all day then find real weight gain
even with reduced intake. Now add to those
problems prescription medication that encourages
weight gain, but the prescribing doctor never
bothers to inform the patient. Life just is not
fair. If I could do the running, walking, dancing
of the past there would be no weight gain. Right
now I would just be happy to be able to walk 50ft
with out tear level pain.
Speaking of which, have you notice in the past ten year the proliferation
of very morbidly obese fat asses riding around in food stores on those
little electric shopping scooters? Rolls and rolls of fat hanging down
around their bellies like giant melting jelly donuts. Their baskets are
full of high sugar, high starch, high fat foods. It's really a wonder to
I wonder if you see that kind of porky self-indulgence in Europe?
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