Posted by: 4pack | June 30, 2009

“Fat Celebrities” Are “Normalizing” Obesity As A Lifestyle Choice

 

IT TAKES DISCIPLINE TO MAINTAIN AN “IDEAL WEIGHT”…IT’S NO WONDER THAT OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE WILL IDENTIFY WITH OVERWEIGHT CELEBRITIES…IT “NORMALIZES” OBESITY…WHY DO WE CARE…BECAUSE IT DRIVES UP HEALTH CARE COSTS FOR EVERYONE FOR ONE REASON…
Although he does not think large celebrities have been in any sense responsible for the obesity epidemic that exists today, he says the increased acceptance of obesity is alarming...."If people continue to turn a blind eye to their weight problems, they will see their life expectancy considerably shortened," he warned.

Although he does not think large celebrities have been in any sense responsible for the obesity epidemic that exists today, he says the increased acceptance of obesity is alarming...."If people continue to turn a blind eye to their weight problems, they will see their life expectancy considerably shortened," he warned.

 

Professor Michael McMahon of Nuffield Health says fat stars are seen as role models, helping to make being overweight acceptable.

He says it is akin to the dangers of skinny media images and anorexia.

A survey for the healthcare provider found many obese people are apathetic about their weight gain.

Researchers found many obese people refused to take any action about their situation with almost one in five not contemplating doing anything to lose weight.

The survey of over 2,000 individuals also revealed many obese people fail to recognise they have a problem at all.

Professor McMahon, a expert on keyhole surgery, said: “The increasing profile of larger celebrities, for example James Corden, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Jones and Beth Ditto, means that being overweight is now perceived as being ‘normal’ in the eyes of the public.

“We talk about the dangers of skinny media images, but the problem actually swings both ways.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8123741.stm

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