My waistline is my business

79% of over-50s obese or overweight – study

Yup.  Another worthless time-wasting "study".

Note that they don't say "79% of over 50s overweight or obese"?  Doesn't have that element of shock to scare the plebs?

I know quite a few over 50s.  One or two may be slightly close to the red line, but the rest are most definitely not even overweight. 

On the other hand, if I use that discredited BMI rubbish then I am marginally overweight, but according to Doc [whose opinion I would class as considerably more reliable] I am an ideal weight for my height.  So they can go fuck themselves with their scary headlines – they aren't remotely true.

I am trying hard to find some justification for this "study".  What can anyone hope to gain by it?  Whose fucking business is it anyway how much exercise we take, or how many pills we pop?  Who fucking cares if we enjoy a few pints or a smoke?  Why can't they ask sensible useful questions for their reports, like our opinion of useless fucking studies or our opinion of the Nanny State?

I see that overweight slob Reilly has his nose in it already.  It's an awful pity he can't do his fucking job and sort out the health service instead of trying to find more ways to bully us into "good health". 

"However, I am also struck by some worrying trends, particularly the levels of non-communicable diseases and their co-morbidities."  It's a crying shame you aren't struck by something else, like a baseball bat or a number 49 bus. 

As far as I can see, this is just piling up more excuses for the Bully State to nag, cajole and nanny us into a state of bland miserable colourless existence where death will come as a blessing.

They can all go roger themselves.

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My waistline is my business — 7 Comments

  1. Bang on as usual Grandad. Some salary inflated "charity" has just got a grant from Fatso Reilly and some other Pharma operation have a "treatment" for obesity. Put them together and you have paid for research with a pre-determined conclusion and a campaign to point the guilty sheeple at the Doctor & Chemist shop – fuck 'em is right !

  2. I didn't really read the post GD.. Just dropped in to say hi.
    How's the novel coming along?   I think you should stop tormenting yourself reading these studies!  Just a suggestion. 🙂

    I reckon 100% of people who don't read any studies are much less inclined to be annoyed at the results of these studies.. as they haven't fucking read them.
    This is solely based on anecdotal evidence.  A more in depth analysis may be required.  🙂

    • These studies are an essential part of my reading.  Otherwise I wouldn't have anything to moan about?

      The novel is as usual slow.  Progress is somewhat hindered by other essential distractions and cold fingers.

  3. all i know is if i drop below 195lb i get sick so i don't. dr thinks thats fine. i've always known i'm unchartable and original screw the average it doesn't apply

  4. I remember all too well when the US Navy adopted the BMI (back in the 80's) as a standard to determine if anyone, officer or enlisted, were overweight. If such was determined then the subject was ordered to remedial PT (Physical Training) until the subject was no longer overweight. I was one of the first at the submarine base in Groton, CT (USA) to be tested and, like any government run program, my BMI index showed me to be overweight. Considering I weighed in at 140 pounds at 6 feet in height I found this a bit hard to believe. They even double checked it.

    Despite the  rail-thin obvious, I was sent to remedial PT anyway which actually appealed to my sense of humor. I walked into the base gym in a T-shirt and shorts with my pipe-stem legs and arms dangling out and the PT instructor took on look at me and asked me what the hell was I doing there. I, of course, stated that I was found to be overweight. You can imagine his reaction.

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