Fat Friends Linked in Study

The obesity epidemic in my opinion is the biggest health problem in America today. This study shows that if your friend gets fat you're much more likely to also get fat. The study has a few postulations as to why this is. Not sure if I agree with any of them, but I did think it was an interesting read.

I also found this chart interesting. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it helps put in perspective what is killing people. I think that most of the cases of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes can probably be attributed to bad diet. I also question whether a chart like this really takes into account what is "preventable" with the proper diet. Maybe spending hundreds of billions of dollars on something besides war would have been more productive use of the money...


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