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    Filed at 5:07 am under by dcobranchi

    Snack foods don’t make you fat. Lack of exercise does.

    A growing body of research corroborates McClellan’s point. Earlier this year, research published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found that “insufficient vigorous physical activity was the only risk factor” for overweight children. And a 2003 study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine summed it all up by recommending “a focus on increasing energy expenditure, rather than reducing caloric intake.”

    I guess it’s time to sue Nintendo and Sony.

    5 Responses to “A SHOCKER”

    Comment by
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 9:54 am

    Or somebody could sue the government schools for reducing recess time, and for eliminating most of the vigorous activities associated with recess. You can burn a lot of calories playing tag, or dodge ball, or smear the queer….

    Comment by
    Skip Oliva
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 9:55 am

    “I guess it’s time to sue Nintendo and Sony.”

    Such lawsuits will come. Last weekend, John Banzhaf and his terrorist cell had a meeting in Boston to discuss who to sue in their anti-obesity war. They’ve already decided to target doctors for malpractice suits if they don’t take enough action to prevent their patients from becoming fat.

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 2:55 pm

    I always find it interesting that my kids consistently rank in the 25-50 percentile for weight with their checkups, yet they are 50-75% on height. The missus and I are both average height & weight. I’ve been wondering how much the “obesity factor” has been playing into the pediatrician rankings.

    Comment by
    Stephanie Herman
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 6:45 pm

    This is disturbing. As someone on the brink of Type II diabetes, I take issue with these “studies” and my first question would be, who funded them? Processed, sugary, dead snack foods are pushing down the age at which we’re starting to see degenerative diseases that used to only affect the elderly. I’m not interested in suing snack food and soda manufacturers; I’m much more interested in educating people about making good food choices. How the h*** are we going to do that when these idiots try to confuse the public with this type of “science”? Fortunately, it doesn’t take a homeschooled kid to understand that a diet of refined carbohydrates is extremely unhealthy. 😉

    Comment by
    September 24th, 2004
    at 9:53 pm

    Your point is quite valid. However, so is the study’s. They were primarily addressing obesity, not the myriad of other diet related health problems. I know all this is interrelated, but you get my point.