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Obesity epidemic simply caused by eating too much, claims academic
Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/16/10 | Richard Alleyne

Posted on 09/16/2010 3:16:51 PM PDT by Nachum

Despite appearances, overall physical activity levels have remained constant for the last quarter of a century during which time weight levels have rocketed, Professor John Speakman said. He claimed that the average man burned 1380 calories per day in the 1980s and continues to do so today. The average woman has burned 950 calories a day during the same period. What has changed is that calorie intake has increased by at least a third to on average 3,500 calories a day, he said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caused; epidemic; obesity; simply
And he is working on how babies come into the world next
1 posted on 09/16/2010 3:16:53 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Obesity epidemic caused by eating too much, who would ever guess!


2 posted on 09/16/2010 3:19:30 PM PDT by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: Nachum

LIES! It’s the evil Agribusinesses! /s


3 posted on 09/16/2010 3:20:12 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: navysealdad
I am sure whoever figured it out got $1,000,000 in stimulus money.
4 posted on 09/16/2010 3:20:44 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Nachum
"Obesity epidemic simply caused by eating too much, claims academic"

Yeah, that and relying on the ridiculous BMI.

5 posted on 09/16/2010 3:21:21 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Nachum

Fat=eating to much......Who knew? I wonder how much this study cost them?


6 posted on 09/16/2010 3:21:29 PM PDT by ColdOne (November and Beyond! Do not vote for Obama Republicans! Rove who?)
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To: Nachum

Next groundbreaking study: Sun causes daylight.


7 posted on 09/16/2010 3:23:31 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Nachum
I won't argue that people eat more than they need, but the numbers make no sense.

the average man burned 1380 calories per day in the 1980s and continues to do so today. ... calorie intake has increased by at least a third to on average 3,500 calories a day

That difference is enough to put on 221 pounds every year at 3500 excess calories per pound. Not buying that. But it does take only 10 calories extra per day to put on one extra pound in a year.

If I eat 2000 calories a day I usually loose about 2 pounds a week without any change in exercise, so that means my normal calorie usage is around 3000, not the quoted 1380.

8 posted on 09/16/2010 3:24:12 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: Nachum

Quick, somebody call Oprah!


9 posted on 09/16/2010 3:25:39 PM PDT by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: Nachum

To much debt is caused by spending to much on stupid studies like this


10 posted on 09/16/2010 3:27:13 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Perdogg

“I am sure whoever figured it out got $1,000,000 in stimulus money.”

I believe it likely took $1m just to determine average activity levels over time, then ANOTHER $1m to calculate caloric intake over the same period. Good research always costs lots of money...


11 posted on 09/16/2010 3:29:59 PM PDT by DrC
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To: Nachum

It’s a No Brainer, burn off more than you take in!

Studies by the “Masters of Schmart,” the same ones who decided that studies on how to train Africans to clean their uncircumcised genitals after sex… are important enough that Americans should pay for it. Next they’ll have K-12 students learning that it’s important to learn how pray to Allah…for peace of mind and eating nuts dates, basil and mint is healthy living.

How about going back to mandatory Physical-Ed, instead of Butt Boy & Lizard Training Programs.


12 posted on 09/16/2010 3:31:00 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Nachum

The problem with obesity is the problem with everything else in modern society. People are taught they should go for instant gratification without having to restrain their appetites.

They have never developed the mental muscles of self-control, and that becomes evident in all aspect of their lives.


13 posted on 09/16/2010 3:33:26 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Truthsearcher
All true, however and perhaps in addition to, the rise in obesity tracks perfectly with the gradual increase of HFCS in our collective diet.

Also you can use the same rising curve for diabetes.

A similar curve also represents certain corpos increase in incomes.

14 posted on 09/16/2010 3:37:32 PM PDT by yesca (..belief is the enemy)
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To: yesca
Such math could be appreciated by the Beautiful Mind of John Nash.
15 posted on 09/16/2010 3:38:48 PM PDT by yesca (..belief is the enemy)
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To: All

The numbers needed a day seem wrong.

According to this site.....

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

My Basal Metabolic Rate (the number of calories you’d burn if you stayed in bed all day) is around 1840 calories a day.

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/toolsandcalculators/calculators/app/calorie-counter-calculator

This site says I need 2536 a day being sedentary.

Also the number suggested for women (950) is below the number many diet and exercise site say not to go below (around 1200).


16 posted on 09/16/2010 3:39:26 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: Nachum
He claimed that the average man burned 1380 calories per day in the 1980s and continues to do so today. The average woman has burned 950 calories a day during the same period.

These are just round figures.

I never get tired of posting this pun.

17 posted on 09/16/2010 3:40:54 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Nachum

finally, someone tells the truth.

These people just need to step away from the twinkie!


18 posted on 09/16/2010 3:48:09 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Nachum
I also heard that the crafty, manipulative food industry puts sugar and salt in food to --- but you'll never believe this --- to make us want to eat it!

How depraved is that??!

19 posted on 09/16/2010 3:51:12 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Fac ut nemo me vocet . (Hold my calls ....))
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To: Nachum

Food, weight? Who knew?


20 posted on 09/16/2010 3:52:39 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum

21 posted on 09/16/2010 3:56:39 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Clock King

Obvious, yes - but you can’t believe the sideways snarls I’ve gotten from my fat friends since I lost 27# (6’3”, 208# to 181#). “It’s my metabolism.” Yeah, OK, whatever. Try eating less or moving more.


22 posted on 09/16/2010 4:03:59 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Nachum

Noooo! It’s genetic! It’s hormonal! It’s my medication! It’s the camera adding ten pounds! It’s the tides! It’s the Republicans! It’s aliens! But don’t you tell me I eat too much!


23 posted on 09/16/2010 4:05:52 PM PDT by FelixFelicis
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To: FelixFelicis

(Oh yeah, and it’s that damn BMI.)


24 posted on 09/16/2010 4:07:21 PM PDT by FelixFelicis
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To: yesca
All true, however and perhaps in addition to, the rise in obesity tracks perfectly with the gradual increase of HFCS in our collective diet.

I am far from a believer in the anti-HFCS madness, but I will say that there may be something there in that consuming fructose might alter the appstat. Plain old sugar is just about as bad. For that reason, I also believe there is merit in the various reduced carbohydrate diets.

25 posted on 09/16/2010 4:21:37 PM PDT by Paradox (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: Nachum
rofl, I came into this thread just to read the jokes, hehe.

Where did these idiots come from?

26 posted on 09/16/2010 4:22:36 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Nachum
He claimed that the average man burned 1380 calories per day in the 1980s

I thought the standard individual daily intake that we see on any food product is 2,000 calories per day? So, that standard misses the average by about 30% for man and 50% for woman?

27 posted on 09/16/2010 4:25:09 PM PDT by paudio (The Democrats have been majority in Congress since 2006, not 2008!)
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To: Nachum


28 posted on 09/16/2010 4:28:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

29 posted on 09/16/2010 4:28:32 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy
if you can eat the whole thing, is it free???
30 posted on 09/16/2010 4:36:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Paradox
Belief is the enemy, it is trumped and stamped on by reality".

John Nash A Beautiful Mind

In college I was appalled when my professor (an assistant to Linus Pauling a.K.a Mr. Vitamin C) said;,

" . .but this is how we always do it."

The horn rimmed uber-idiot was referring to putting the food sample in a ceramic crucible and flaming it in an oven to measure calorie content.

That's not how the body does it, I know , shock , shock, yes it's true, "fire in the belly " is just an expression. Different foods create different effects ( fat pathways?).

HFCS for instance fools the liver by stimulating Grelin ("grrrr I'm hungry hormone) and reducing the effect of Leptin ( "aahhhhh, I'm full).

A double nightmare, it does more( all bad, bad enough to make the HFCS folks petition the government to change the name), but I gotta take this call, later.....

31 posted on 09/16/2010 4:38:42 PM PDT by yesca (..belief is the enemy)
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To: Chode
if you can eat the whole thing, is it free???

I don't know but it would be fun trying. GULP!

32 posted on 09/16/2010 4:39:06 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: yesca

Sugar is nearly as bad. So I dispense with the hand wringing over one, and say we should eat far less of both. But of course, the HFCS crazies would prefer their demons.


33 posted on 09/16/2010 4:50:40 PM PDT by Paradox (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: paulycy
mein Gott...
34 posted on 09/16/2010 6:01:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: paulycy
this kid prolly could...

35 posted on 09/16/2010 6:03:36 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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