Tuesday, April 19, 2005

On The Mark -- Krispy Kreme on the Rocks, Please

If you’re playing the stock market, you may want to consider buying McDonald’s, Burger King and Krispy Kreme first thing in the morning. Here’s the latest “whoops, we got it wrong” medical study (this one released by the CDC):

From Associated Press: “Being overweight is nowhere near as big a killer as the government thought, ranking No. 7 instead of No. 2 among the nation's leading preventable causes of death, according to a startling new calculation from the CDC…Based on the new calculation, excess weight would drop from the second leading cause of preventable death, after smoking, to seventh. It would fall behind car crashes and guns on the list of killers…The new analysis found that obesity — being extremely overweight — is indisputably lethal. But like several recent smaller studies, it found that people who are modestly overweight actually have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight.”

So go ahead, have another quart of ice cream. It’s good for you! “They” just said so!
OK, I ask yet again, who sponsored this study…the snack food association?

By the way, the CDC put out another study today that basically said: oops, we were wrong, it’s actually not such a good idea to have two drinks a day. It doesn’t help prevent heart disease after all – sorry about that.

So, throw away the Jack Daniels (which has no carbs by the way), and have yourself another pizza, thick crust, extra cheese.

Here’s to your heart…


Chandira said...

Ayeee! It's my stomach I'm thinking about, not my heart.. Icecream makes me puke.

I DID have a nice burger today, just for my health, of course..

B2 said...

I've always figured that if you eat a good balance of foods, you'll be fine. I have never counted calories, checked the grams of fat, or limited my intake for fear of wieght gain -- I just eat fruits. grain, meats, dairy, and other stuff and I exercise a teeny tiny bit (I walk around downtown at lunch, probably a few miles a week, but mostly so I can have an excuse to read). And I feel fine.

Devo said...

You know, it's surprising nobody's done a study on the density of common sense in the American populace. I'd guess it's far lower than the density of Celebrity rags you'd find in the average American bathroom. Also, it's surprising how many people blindly follow these "diets" or "recommendations" made by whomever versus how many people actually try to pay attention to their bodies and learn how they operate. What a concept... self-awareness!

Pardon me for being observant, but people are freakin' stupid! What ever happened to "moderation" or "self-control"?!

/end rant

On The Mark said...

Chandira -- was it one of those 1,600 calorie fast food burgers they're advertising?

B2 -- lucky you

Devo -- self-awareness...what's that? Most people don't have any awareness of what's going on immediately around them (unless it's for their own direct pleasure) yet alone their own selves.