Monday, July 25, 2011


It seems to me that the only people draining the NHS of much needed cash are those healthists in the industry sucking the life out of it by furthering their own highly paid careers through scaremongering and getting public support by insulting selected lifestyle groups.

Despite telling us for ages that fat people are costing the NHS as much as the ficitional "smokers", so they need bullying into the perfect size 10, they now appear to be saying that no matter what fat people do they still won't lose weight.

"Once you are fat it is unlikely you will ever return to your former size, no matter how hard you diet.

Scientists have confirmed what most dieters already suspect; most people who lose weight end up putting it back on again, according to a long-term study of 25,000 men and women living in the UK.

The scientists, from the Medical Research Council's National Survey of Health and Development, tracked 5,362 adults who were born in 1946, and 20,000 born in 1958, assessing their weight, blood pressure and lifestyles.

While around 12 million Britons go on diets of one kind or another every year, only around 10 per cent lose a significant amount of weight, and most regain it within a year.

Dr Rebecca Hardy told the Sunday Times: "Both groups began increasing in weight in the 1980s and since then people have been increasing in mass all through life.

"For men it goes steadily through life. For women it starts slowly and accelerates in the mid-thirties. Once people become overweight they continue relentlessly upwards. They hardly ever go back down."

Note how the article is carefully manipulated to calm fears of the terrifying prospect of too many fat people running loose in the UK to show that help is at hand - Just Call the Professionals.

"A few lose weight but very few get back to normal. The best policy is to prevent people becoming overweight."

However, the study findings don't mean that all diets are a waste of time. Some, which promote eating healthier foods and increasing physical activity, can still make a positive impact on a person's health.

Around six out of 10 adults in the UK are now overweight, with one in four categorised as obese."

And they are stocking up on those professionals being paid to bully people into perfection but they don't say at what cost to the NHS or that it's more about jobs for them and career progression than it is to save fat people from dying or hurting others.

Passive Obesity seems to be the rage these days and it looks like public humiliation, hatred and disgust of this particular lifestyle group is about to become public policy.

Of course we smokers and now drinkers know that public health bodies lie to push forward self interest groups' own political ideological agendas but has there ever been a campaign so nasty as targeting someone who is overweight?

I doubt very much that drinkers, smokers, and the overweight cost the NHS anything like the fantastical figures plucked from the air, but for sure the healthists, scientists, academics, so-called "Charity" leaders, and NHS and related industry staff get whopping amounts of our taxes.

This is what needs to be addressed if the NHS is to remain in a healthy condition in future.