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News Feed: Fat Americans Can Tighten Their Belts As Petrol Prices Bite

by | 13th, September 2007

fat.jpg “RISING petrol prices could force obese American to hit the streets.”

So says the Independent, which omits to add that the rising cost of gasoline could force obese Americans to remain indoors eating home delivery, only leaving the place when the roof is removed and they are prized from their lounge by the Jaws of Life.

But the Indy has a point to make and it is that rising oil prices need not be all bad news.

The paper sees lardy Americans climbing into monster trucks to drive to town for a “super-sized plate full of fatty fast-food”.

They consume “mountains of chips, fried meat and baked goods all washed down with corn-sweetened soft drinks”.

And are they happy. No, they are not. For that they need pills. The Indy sees them drive to the book shops and consume a diet of diets and slimming advice.

But now Americans are being subjected to rising fuel costs. And that means they will have to walk or take the bus. It also means that many are tightening their belts and packing their own lunches.

At least this is what the report A Silver Lining? The Connection between Gas Princes and Obesity suggests.


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