Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nevermind, We're All Getting Fatter

Looks like I was wrong yesterday. We are all getting fatter. And better yet, it may be contagious.
Obesity could be socially contagious, according to new research by two of Britain's leading economists. Professor David Blanchflower, who sits on the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, and Professor Andrew Oswald, an expert on the economics of wellbeing, claim that the nation's expanding waistline could be down to people subconsciously trying to 'keep up with the weight of the Joneses'.
After analysing obesity data from the 50s to the present, the pair conclude that obesity may be transmitted across society in a way that is similar to the progress of a virus. (
Apparently the lemming like desire we all have to be like everyone else is causing us to put on pounds. How very, very sad for mankind. So, I guess, to all you overweight individuals out there. STOP EATING. I don't want to get any heavier than I already am.

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