Wednesday, December 13, 2006


The food Nazis are now attacking good old Saint Nick:
THE festive image of a fat, jolly Santa could be sending out the wrong message in the fight against obesity, experts warned yesterday.

Dr Miles Fisher, consultant physician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, said: "Santa is the archetypal picture of abdominal obesity."

He added: "The image of Santa is of a round, jolly person and it is meant to be one of hilarity, but if you have obesity around your tummy, then it is very bad for you.
The article reveals what's driving the anti-fat campaign, drug companies sensing money to be made:
In a bid to raise awareness of the impact of abdominal obesity, drugs company Sanofi-aventis sponsored a poll of 40 Santas working in shopping centres across Scotland.

Research has shown that a waist circumference of more than 40in in men or 35in in women indicates an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Commercial exploitation of Christmas; who would have believed it?


Anonymous FaceLift said...

I wonder if they'll take the same stance with Buddha?

3:09 PM  

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