Numbers Don't Lie

Saturday, June 17, 2006

I'd give my right arm for a trim waist

Nearly 50% of 4,000 people surveyed by Yale researchers say they'd rather give up a year of their life than be fat. 5% of respondents said they'd rather lose a limb than be overweight. ( one way to shed those extra pounds, I think). Between 15% and 30% of respondents said they'd prefer to walk away from their marriage, give up their ability to have children, be depressed or be alcoholic than be overweight. Of the respondents, 56% were overweight, obese or very obese.

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Blogger Kari said...

I think it is so sad that people put appearances, even so much as 10 pounds, above their marriages, family, and so many other things. If you can't be happy with your life as you are right now, you won't be any happier simply by losing weight. Especially if you are even willing to give up the important things in life: people.

10:18 AM

 
Blogger fusselman's rabbit said...

so basically it could be all skinny people who are saying those things? maybe fat people are completely content and skinny people are just anti-fat.

2:16 PM

 
Blogger Mike said...

I think a lot of people were screwing with the Yale researchers.

4:05 PM

 

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