We all know that the current obesity epidemic is caused by drinking a can of Coke?
Well, the saner amongst us know that's a load of bollox and prefer to run [as it were] with the old formula: fuel in should equal energy out. Eat more than you burn and you porkify.
Er, apparently not.
You see, they are now claiming that obesity in a lot of cases is not caused by anything we eat or drink, nor is it caused by lack of exercise. They now say it is caused by a dodgy immune system.
Now this is great news for the pharmaceutical industry as they now have an excuse to toddle off into their laboratories and mix up their eye of newt and toe of frog, along with a soupçon of enzymes and chemicals to produce some pill or capsule to kick start our immune systems.
When they have produced their new miracle cure [which incidentally will cause blindness, complete insanity and suicidal thoughts as a minor side effect] they can then start ploughing vast sums of money into brand new charities to convince the world that the obesity epidemic is now an obesity pandemic and is going to kill three billion by the turn of the century.
And because there is now a cure, they can start pushing for obesity to be made illegal. It will start with public transport and move on to pubs and offices but it's all for our own good. Soon fatties won't be able to even visit public open spaces because as we all know, blubber is now denormalised and we have to protect the cheeeldren from even the sight of a pot belly or a huge arse.
Remind me to buy loads more shares in Big Pharma.