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What Will Finally Fix Health Care - Howard Tayler
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What Will Finally Fix Health Care
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raithnor From: raithnor Date: September 12th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
There's slightly overweight and there's being 400+ lbs and type 2 diabetic at age 26 or younger. If this was a "slightly overweight" crisis it wouldn't be a "crisis", it's an obesity crisis. Either there's a serious problem with obesity or it's media hype that's blown the issue out of proportion. The point is the massivly overweight are going to have shorter lifespans, than the thin and slightly overweight.

Is there money to be saved if there were less people were overweight and not diabetic? Probably, but it would take several years for any benefits to manifest and that's if something was done beyond what is being done now.

We live in a society of cheap, unhealthly food, and we have to reprioritize what we value as a society.
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