Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fact or Fiction: OBESITY Adds to Global Warming


The increasing number of obesity cases in the world is said to be one of the causes of the emergence of global warming. And I wonder why, I mean, what's the relationship?

While this may sound funny and weird, or even unbelievable, obesity does contribute to global warming, reported a team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine via Reuter (Geneva).

The study stated that "obese and overweight people require more fuel to transport them and the food they eat, and the problem will worsen as the population literally swells in size."

We are all becoming heavier and it is a global responsibility. Obesity is a key part of the big picture... this adds to food shortages and higher energy prices," wrote Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts, the school's researchers, in the journal Lancet.

According to the World Health Organization, at least 400 million adults worldwide are obese, and it "projects by 2015, 2.3billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese."

Now with regards to this sobering issue or claim, I feel a lot of empathy for those people in our society who are struggling so mightily with their weight. Is this an issue of genetics or simply lifestyle and eating choices? The thing is, I am not really sure of what to believe... I mean, I am still doubtful with the theory and the researcher's credibility. A few obese people have a hormone problem, and I could not really agree with such stereotyped claim that fat people eat too much. It is such a crappy thing! Yes, global warming is a real deal, and obesity is also a problem at the same time, but mind you... making obese people feel guilty of the global warming issue antagonises them and may be of big help at all.


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Mommy Dharlz said...

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atenean101 said...

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