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FOX "news" (I'm waiting for Scrubs to come on <_<) just showed your stereotypical "Why Americans are horribly obese" footage of headless torsos from big fat people walking by the camera with the voice-over: "Possible health benefits to being slightly over-weight? Why putting on a few extra pounds might not be a bad idea."

Seriously? Seriously, we're doing this now?

At the very least don't show the MORBIDLY OBESE people for this argument.

But what do I expect from the news show that follows up with, "How this man's pet chipmunk saved his life twice."

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nerdork
Nov. 12th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Fox sure has a knack for misrepresenting a story, but what else is new. If anything, all that the "news" they refer to indicates is that social perceptions of "normal" weights were just a few pounds off (what a novel idea!).
lelei
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
My, my~ if it isn't Miss Angelina!

Anyway, the whole thing was pretty vague. They were saying people who barely fall in the "over-weight" category were statistically less inclined towards illness and heart disease. But the reason that doesn't even work is that people who are "slightly overweight" are probably the fit people who with above-average muscle mass. A lot of fat people are in the "normal" weight range because they're malnourished and get little to no exercise so their muscle tissue deteriorates. Any legitimate study would be based on percentages of body fat, not overall weight. But I guess that logic is beyond most people who watch Fox news.

Just goes to show I should never change the channel from Comedy Central.
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