To: Brad from Tennessee
Note: “Epidemics” by definition are contagious diseases spread by an infectious agent, so what they are talking about is not an obesity epidemic. Although it sure pulls the emotional heartstrings.
posted on 02/01/2008 8:29:10 PM PST
(Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
Epidemic can also mean “widely prevalent”.
posted on 02/01/2008 8:42:09 PM PST
by Old Seadog
(Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
Epidemics by definition are contagious diseases spread by an infectious agent, so what they are talking about is not an obesity epidemic.
Gee, haven't you seen the "studies" that purport to show obesity is contagious?
Last one I saw even claimed that people who correspond, without ever meeting, are even MORE likely to "catch" obesity from the obese correspondent, than from someone close to them!
That is in addition to the genetic component, and the nurture component, and the low self esteem/depression component, and the....
posted on 02/01/2008 8:52:09 PM PST
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