Thursday, 12 September 2013

Cutting up rough

Of the absurdities we've been expected to swallow from the 'obesity' canard, hopefully none exceeds the notion that damaging the function of healthy organs increase health. And as well as the also unconvincing, it lowers health costs.

So it was only a matter of time before this intelligence insulting obscenity was found out for what it was, once someone bothered to check. Which is none too often when it comes to what is a whirl of assertion.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Matching the abject hysteria surrounding fatness and matching that with the glorification of anorexia or proana to give it its informal name, is not any such like.

I don't have access to the original, but the report is quite detailed and seems quite balanced. The study by Jeanne M. Clark, MD, MPH, followed people who'd had bariatric surgery-as an aside, isn't it interesting that they don't link this practice to the 'obesity' they've branded human beings with?

These patients were followed for 6 years to assess the great claims made for it, increased health;
“Coupled with findings that bariatric surgery confers little to no long-term survival benefit, these observations show that bariatric surgery does not provide an overall societal benefit,”Livingston wrote. “In this era of tight finances and inevitable rationing of health care resources, bariatric surgery should be viewed as an expensive resource that can help some patients.” 
And healthcare savings;
People who undergo weight-loss surgery don’t reduce their costs as they take off pounds, as hospital stays for complications from the procedure exceed savings from obesity-related illnesses, a study found. 
Colour you surprised right?

Apparently, they need to re orientate their marketing to the benefits to the individual. That could be a hard sell given we're currently portrayed, by the same industry and it cohorts as money sucking parasites.

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