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[–] Gerplunckamo 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Duh. Its right behind smoking as the most common cause of cancer in the West.

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[–] smokeu 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

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[–] Gerplunckamo 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

This username triggers me.

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[–] Social_Extinction 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Amazing how statistics, which should be the ultimate form of objective proof, are still manipulated toward self-serving ends.

Does anyone need to be convinced that being fat is unhealthy and unfavorable?

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[–] TopShelfPrivilege 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Every person that pushes "body positivity" and "healthy at any size," anybody who has ever used the words "fat shaming," 99.9% of the Tumblr userbase, feminists and SJWs. Not a complete list, but hopefully that answers your question.

Here is an example of people that need to be convinced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6mMpE8AaA0

If you can watch that whole video without getting mad at the bitch in the glasses, I'll buy you a cookie.

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[–] CryHavoc 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Shit, I really wanted a cookie

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[–] daskapitalist 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What's sad is that if this large a percentage of the population was slowly killing themselves through tobacco addiction or alcoholism, everyone would be up in arms about it.

Instead it's seen as "normal" for so many to die young of obesity where aside from a super minority with true "bad luck" medical conditions from genetics or accidents, the rest could become healthier by eating less and exercising more.

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[–] bigeasy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Good article. Touches on a lot of conclusions I've come to as well. They fall short on laying out the root cause, however. The root cause is carbohydrate intake in excess of what humans have historically eaten. Quantitatively, that's approximately 100-150g/day on average for a given calendar year.

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[–] starrychloe [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Vote stripped out the dashes from the title.

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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't have a clue who this person is and I'm not interested in searching to find out. I come here for the comments. I'm going to assume it's a good thing that I don't know who this is.

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[–] Tsugumori 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I guess science is a shitlord.

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[–] novictim 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Although a clear risk of mortality is associated with obesity, the risk of mortality associated with overweight is equivocal. The objective of this study is to estimate the relationship between BMI and all-cause mortality in a nationally representative sample of Canadian adults. A sample of 11,326 respondents aged ≥25 in the 1994/1995 National Population Health Survey (Canada) was studied using Cox proportional hazards models. A significant increased risk of mortality over the 12 years of follow-up was observed for underweight (BMI <18.5; relative risk (RR) = 1.73, P < 0.001) and obesity class II+ (BMI >35; RR = 1.36, P <0.05). Overweight (BMI 25 to <30) was associated with a significantly decreased risk of death (RR = 0.83, P < 0.05). The RR was close to one for obesity class I (BMI 30–35; RR = 0.95, P >0.05). Our results are similar to those from other recent studies, confirming that underweight and obesity class II+ are clear risk factors for mortality, and showing that when compared to the acceptable BMI category, overweight appears to be protective against mortality. Obesity class I was not associated with an increased risk of mortality."

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1038/oby.2009.191/abstract

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well they trounced the tobacco smokers and gave the boozers and pot smokers a pass, so now they're going after the fat challenged.

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