“GP magazine Pulse polled 20 consultants in charge of such surgery and found half bounced referrals back to GPs. It means the severely obese – at risk of conditions like heart disease – have to rely on lifestyle changes and drugs. Obesity experts said it could cause deaths. The Department of Health said funding was decided at a local level.”
So let me get this straight – the National Health Service is bouncing out obese people, the people they’re always lecturing to get help, not out of concern for their lives (the purpose of medicine, if I understand correctly) but because it’s too expensive. The fact that they’ve literally been killing and maiming people for no other reason than fatness is disregarded.
“The researchers estimated that if children cut their salt intake by half – an average reduction of three grams a day – there would be a decrease of approximately two sugar-sweetened soft drinks per week per child.
That, in turn, would decrease each child’s calorie intake by almost 250 calories per week.”
What about training children to drink water?
While the data in this study has more than 1000 participants, the sample is questionable: they used a group of 4 to 18 year olds. After people hit puberty, the data wouldn’t be relevant. While children are culturally children until they’re 18, they are physically adults at the hormonal onset and their bodies have other complexities to consider. Anyone know more about this? I might not be seeing something, we all know I’m not doctor (I see blood on the floor and I’m on the floor beside it in a matter of seconds. Doctor material, I’m not.) You can find the abstract here. At this point, pdf are available to subscribers only.