Thursday, 18 February 2010

A British Trend

There is an interesting story of sorts over at Breitbart today. The bottom line? Eight out of ten men by 2020.....will be too fat.

If you British ladies were laughing.....you'd best read the rest of the report....seven out of ten British women will be too fat by 2020.

The folks over at Oxford did the research.

One of the key features of this study....was long-term analysis. So for those who might still be around at 2050...a sharp increase in people suffering strokes, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes will occur.

There were some positive signs....especially with kids kinda leveling off at a certain point.

So I sat there and looked over this statistical data. There are some interesting thoughts. First, if you had to pick a lousy country with national health care.....it's the UK. So whatever problems exist today....begs the question of how the heck they can possibly manage more strokes, more high blood pressure, more heart disease and more diabetes. Frankly, the system is maxed out and unable to take much more.

Then I came to a curious thing. Three out of ten British women won't be obese in 2020. But they will only have two non-obese guys out there for themselves. So some British women are going to have to accept chubby guys or have a life of misery (or they could go lesbian and avoid the chubby guy question entirely).

The typical British political response to something like this....is to tax fatty food or fat people. The social use of taxes to fix all problems is one of the curious oddities of the British culture.

I'm left to wonder how this will play out. Sometimes....scientists are wrong in their analysis....and using questionable data. You can only hope that in this case....or face a very different society by 2050.