Lets just step back and look at that objectively shall we. Australians are more healthy (yay Australians, go us) but Obesity (ZOMG!!!!) looms large. So more of us are obese? But we are more healthy. So what is the fucking issue here again? Oh that’s right fat = bad. So we can ignore the Australians are more healthy for the more headline-ingly (yes I just made up a word, I’m fat I’m allowed to) exciting “Obesity crisis!” Although exactly how it is a crisis if we are more healthy is yet to be explained.
So onto the rest of this article. Chlamydia rates are increasing. OMG! But hang on, if all fat people are as unattractive as the average comments on an article about obesity will tell you then who is having all the sex. Hmmmmmm. *snippy tone* Might want to think about using some condoms in all that sex you are enjoying then *supercilious look* (no I did not make up that word).
Lung disease. Yep this sucks but more likely to be correlated with smoking than obesity or perhaps genetic disposition or work in some industries? Still not seeing the obesity crisis bit.
Diabetes. Okay here we go. What, what do you mean thin people get diabetes too. Really? Are you sure? There are two types? No one generally bothers to differentiate between them you say? Fat and thin people can suffer from either? Or both (no really, how sucky is that?).
One in four adults is obese and one in 12 children. But every Australian has at least one risk factor for poor health (what being alive?) and one in seven have five or more risk factors.
Lets focus on that again. One in four adults are obese. Everyone has at least one risk factor for poor health. One in seven people have five or more risk factors.
So one in four obese, one in seven have five or more risk factors. So some of those obese people out there have less than five risk factors to their health. Making them just the same as a thin person in terms of risk. Who would have thought it.
The most common risk factors are lack of activity and lack of sufficient fruit and vegetable intake. But of course we all know that anyone who isn’t obese is active and eats 5&2 every day. Don’t they?
Plus risk =/= certainty. Otherwise insurance companies wouldn’t exist to make healthy profits. So where is the obesity crisis again?