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Global warming/obesity crises unite! New theory: CO2 making us fat

Posted on 03/14/2012 10:31:27 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Global warming/obesity crises unite! — New theory: CO2 making us fat By Caroline May - The Daily Caller 1:06 PM 03/14/2012 ADVERTISEMENT

A Danish researcher claims he has discovered yet another reason to combat the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere: it is making us fat.

According to the researcher, orexins, neuropeptide hormones in the brain that regulate energy, are negatively affected by CO2 — making us more tired and hungry, Science Nordic reports.

Lars-Georg Hersoug of the Research Centre for Prevention and Health at Glostrup University Hospital tracked obesity over a 22-year span. He found that both thin and obese people gained proportionally similar weight over that period.

“The normal theory is that fat people get fatter because they don’t move as much as they should,” Hersoug told Science Nordic. “But the study showed that thin people also get fatter, and this happened over the whole of the 22-year period of the study.”

According to Hersoug, there is evidence and other studies to back up his claim. For example, in America obesity rose most quickly on the east coast — where CO2 concentrations are relatively high. Further, a 2010 study of 20,000 animals in different labs with controlled diets all put on weight.

“The probability that all animals of eight different species put on weight from random causes is one in 10,000,000,” Hersoug said. “This indicates that the animals were affected by environmental factors — and you can speculate on what these environmental factors are.”

He further pointed to a 2007 study which found that blood’s acidity — the more CO2, the more acidic — negatively affects orexins.

Hersoug believes the way to combat the environmental, allegedly fattening CO2 is to exercise and and eat more fruits and vegetables.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; agwfraud; co2; democrats; envirofascism; fraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghox; greenfraud; junkscience; obesity
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1 posted on 03/14/2012 10:31:30 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Global warming/obesity crises unite! — New theory: CO2 making us fat

Well, it's certainly true in the case of algore . . . . . . . and Michael Moore!!

2 posted on 03/14/2012 10:34:09 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

To me the interesting part is what I’ve been told by various atheletes for years. As a group, they don’t drink carbonated drinks when training. They say the CO2 is absorbed into their blood, and their performance degrades. So, they drink water with Mio.

Now, look at soda consumption and obesity ... there may be something there; and I dismiss Global Warming as a contributing factor.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 10:39:34 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: DustyMoment

Aaawww Geeez!

Now I gotta lose weight to save the planet? I thought the population bomb was going to solve this problem when humans started to starve ourselves into extinction. That was back in the 1970s.

How about this, just stop all living things from emitting CO2 and we’ll solidly be able to reduce the level of CO2 emissions on THIS planet anyway. WAIT! If we eliminate CO2 how will we carbonate our sodas? How will I find cartidges for my air rifle?


4 posted on 03/14/2012 10:40:45 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hmmm. I guess that would argue for a low carbonhydrate diet.
5 posted on 03/14/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sub-Driver

CO2 despite the fact that its percentage in the atmosphere is 0.04%.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 10:43:05 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: Sub-Driver
"For example, in America obesity rose most quickly on the east coast — where Nanny Staters held their breath and stomped there feet the longest when they did not get their way!"

Fixed


7 posted on 03/14/2012 10:43:39 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Beer Belly Phenomenon finally explained!


8 posted on 03/14/2012 10:45:32 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Mock the Vote!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fat people fart more.

Methane is a “green house gas”


9 posted on 03/14/2012 10:52:37 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Sub-Driver

These people are beyond mentally retarded.

Way, way beyond.

They make normal mental retardation seem like sheer brilliance in comparison.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 10:55:04 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Sub-Driver
Michelle will be elated that it's not those Snickers bars...

MICHELLE LUNCHBOX, MICHELLE APPROVED SCHOOL LUNCHBOX
11 posted on 03/14/2012 10:59:46 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Sub-Driver

So glad to find out, it’s not related to sitting on my rear, eating cheetos while spending too many hours on FR.
I am vindicated..woot, woot.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 11:11:38 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If this were true, then air tight houses would be to blame. Stop insulating now!!


13 posted on 03/14/2012 11:16:57 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Sub-Driver

This degree of ridiculous is getting beyond the range of parody.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 11:19:27 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

There is a silver lining to this new “crisis”... we can now stop worrying about the starving children in Africa!


15 posted on 03/14/2012 11:20:57 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Sub-Driver
Obesity is often due to a lack of CO2 production. Get your heart pumping and your lungs will follow suit.
16 posted on 03/14/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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However, global warming will reduce the number of deaths and injuries from snowshoe accidents and falling on icy sidewalks.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 12:12:27 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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Yes, eat more fruits and vegetables so that the sugars can trigger more insulin (the fat storage hormone). Don't forget the "healthy whole grains" crap too, especially in the wintertime, when you'll need all that blubber.

Want to bet that all those animals gained weight because they had grains in their food? Also, all that human weight gain over the past 22 years is due in part to people eating more whole grains.

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18 posted on 03/14/2012 12:55:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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We are getting fat because of too much C6H12O6 in our diets.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 12:56:47 PM PDT by Blennos
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Well here’s how I’d look at it.

We’ve already been told that Global Warming causes/leads to Global Cooling. That much is “Settled Science”.

Soooooo ..... we get Global Warming, we all fatten up like bears before hibernation, then the Global Cooling sets in, and we’re all good to go. Free insulation!

I love it!


20 posted on 03/14/2012 1:00:34 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Tenacious 1
Aaawww Geeez!

Now I gotta lose weight to save the planet?

No, Al, you get to be the exception and can keep pudging up!!

LOL!! I'm just messing with you. We both obviously recognize that the hysteria over C02 is borne of ignorance. But, let's just keep that between ourselves and NOT tell the leftists!!

21 posted on 03/14/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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“The normal theory is that fat people get fatter because they don’t move as much as they should,” Hersoug told Science Nordic. “But the study showed that thin people also get fatter, and this happened over the whole of the 22-year period of the study.”

The entire population in the study also got older over time. Coincidence? I think NOT!

22 posted on 03/14/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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“According to Hersoug, there is evidence and other studies to back up his claim. For example, in America obesity rose most quickly on the east coast — where CO2 concentrations are relatively high.”


Interestingly the NOAA data sort of says the opposite...

http://www.climatewatch.noaa.gov/image/2010/tracking-carbon-dioxide-levels-in-the-atmosphere

23 posted on 03/14/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: Sub-Driver

This must be nonsense, because I posted an even more interesting article, saying that global warming will cause us all to shrink!

Warming climate could make us all shrink

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2850813/posts


24 posted on 03/19/2012 12:34:27 AM PDT by BlackVeil
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Hey wait, people are made of carbon, so if they are getting fat they are just sequestering carbon, this is a good thing right?


25 posted on 03/19/2012 12:48:04 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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