Obesity - Global Warming-deficit- Obamacare - page 2

by jaad

As I plan to join an (ending) obesity campaign in the near future... I'd like to bring this topic up from a different Angle. I believe obesity is one of the most important epidemics facing our country...and costing us... Read More


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    Quote from jaad
    Pud, yes. I agree.

    Do you also agree with scientists that obesity adds to global warming?
    Being fat causes global warming, say scientists | Mail Online
    No, being fat does not cause global warming. Excessive and irresponsible consumption adds to both global warming and obesity. Both are symptoms of our current easy access, throw away society.
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    Quote from jaad
    Pud, yes. I agree.

    Do you also agree with scientists that obesity adds to global warming?
    Being fat causes global warming, say scientists | Mail Online
    I'm confused. You've argued that it's not even clear that humans add to global warming, but then argue that obesity, which even with creative math adds an extremely small amount of additional climate change relative to other sources, deserves significant effort to reduce it's effects?
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    Quote from jaad
    This study shows a different side:


    "Pud, this study shows a different look on low income and obesity:
    Americans living in areas that are both low-income and that have limited access to grocery stores are only marginally more likely than those living in areas that are low-income, but that don't lack access to grocery stores to be obese -- about three in 10 in each. But, those Americans living in areas that have limited access to grocery stores -- but are not low-income -- are less likely to be obese, at 25%, and about equally as likely to be obese as those living in an area that is neither low-income nor low-access.
    The big difference between those with low income and those who are not low income is the availability of transportation. While many with higher incomes may live in areas that have limited access to a grocery store, they may have the means to go the farmers markets or grocery stores with bigger variety. Ever try going grocery shopping by taking the bus? You are pretty limited in what you can carry.
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    I do agree that education is our best weapon in the fight against obesity. We will never see junk food pulled off the shelves. The large corporations such as Frito-Lay and Coca-Cola have too any lobbyists in Washington to allow such a thing. They are also the reason that SNAP is not set up like WIC.
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    Quote from MunoRN
    I'm confused. You've argued that it's not even clear that humans add to global warming, but then argue that obesity, which even with creative math adds an extremely small amount of additional climate change relative to other sources, deserves significant effort to reduce it's effects?
    You believe that humans are part of the ozone depletion right?
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    Quote from Pudnluv
    No, being fat does not cause global warming. Excessive and irresponsible consumption adds to both global warming and obesity. Both are symptoms of our current easy access, throw away society.
    Did you read the article?
    Do you believe fuel adds to the destruction of the ozone layer?
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    Quote from Pudnluv
    I do agree that education is our best weapon in the fight against obesity. We will never see junk food pulled off the shelves. The large corporations such as Frito-Lay and Coca-Cola have too any lobbyists in Washington to allow such a thing. They are also the reason that SNAP is not set up like WIC.
    So now you believe it's our best weapon over location and income?
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    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I would like to read the actual study, and not just someone's interpretation of it. I suspect there's been a lot of interpretation by the media outlet in the interest of grabbing attention. The writer talked about a larger body acting like a gas guzzling automobile. Hmmmm...I see a lot of people in their V8 trucks and huge SUVs driving around. I suspect they are a greater contributor to global warming than someone who is overweight.

    Now that I think of it, didn't you say that global warming is not proven? Then why do you think obesity contributes to something that you don't think exists?
    My main concern with obesity is how it's destroying America now...unlike the ozone layer...which is not being described as "hemorrhage" like obesity.

    Obesity more than likely: destroys health, hinders jobs, increases depression, increases risk for diabetes, heart disease, raises the cost for all on healthcare, increased pain, joint problems, and Unplanned Pregnancies More Common in Obese Women
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    Quote from jaad
    So now you believe it's our best weapon over location and income?
    I've always believed education is the best weapon. However, all the education in the world doesn't amount to a hill of beans if you don't have the means or access to buy the food.
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    Quote from Pudnluv
    The big difference between those with low income and those who are not low income is the availability of transportation. While many with higher incomes may live in areas that have limited access to a grocery store, they may have the means to go the farmers markets or grocery stores with bigger variety. Ever try going grocery shopping by taking the bus? You are pretty limited in what you can carry.
    I don't have a farmer's market where I live, but I do have a walmart.
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