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News Feed: The Obese Will Rely On The Slim Freaks

by | 17th, October 2007

NO small controversy on the Mail’s foremost page where the news is split between “OBESITY: DEADLIER THAN SMOKING” and the sensation that Kate McCann feels persecuted for being slim.

To begin with the fat, readers learn that while smoking “reduces life by an average of ten years” being really fat cuts life expectancy by 13 years. The impact of drinking and smoking in tandem is unclear but as Virginia Slim told us: “You’ve come a long way baby.”

The Mail has seen the results of the Foresight report, written by “250 leading scientists”. And the conclusion is that there is an “obesity crisis”. At current rates of weight gain, by 2050, 60 per cent of women and 50 per cent of men will be clinically obese. They will be the norm.

And the likes of Kate McCann, Victoria Beckham and other slim minorities will be hounded out of their homes and forced to do the obese ones’ bidding, or live a feral existence.

As the Sun reports, we will become a nation of “ELEPHANT MEN”. The paper’s Jane Moore (weight on application) says “half the population will be dangerously fat by 2050”. The Department of Health says “modern life was geared towards helping us GAIN weight”.

So lazy

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