Skip to comments.Obesity epidemic simply caused by eating too much, claims academic
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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Obesity epidemic caused by eating too much, who would ever guess!
LIES! It’s the evil Agribusinesses! /s
Yeah, that and relying on the ridiculous BMI.
Fat=eating to much......Who knew? I wonder how much this study cost them?
Next groundbreaking study: Sun causes daylight.
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.
Quick, somebody call Oprah!
To much debt is caused by spending to much on stupid studies like this
“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...
Its 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 theyll have K-12 students learning that its 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.
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.
Also you can use the same rising curve for diabetes.
A similar curve also represents certain corpos increase in incomes.
The numbers needed a day seem wrong.
According to this site.....
My Basal Metabolic Rate (the number of calories you’d burn if you stayed in bed all day) is around 1840 calories a day.
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).
These are just round figures.
I never get tired of posting this pun.
finally, someone tells the truth.
These people just need to step away from the twinkie!
How depraved is that??!
Food, weight? Who knew?
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.
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!
(Oh yeah, and it’s that damn BMI.)
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.
Where did these idiots come from?
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?
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.....
I don't know but it would be fun trying. GULP!
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.