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kleinbl00  ·  654 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong

Come at me, bro.

    Obese, frequent flyer CHF patients who just can't stay away from the ham and salty snack foods overburden cardiac care teams and emergency facilities across the board with issues that are entirely, 100% preventable.

I'm not going to speak for Ben, but I know for damn sure that the judgemental tone in that post has kept two of my relatives from seeking any medical care for a dozen years each.

And if you wanna scold me for calling him on it, I will take you the fuck apart.

altoids  ·  651 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah this has been a legitamite healthcare issue for quite some time now. The enormous healthcare costs that come from obesity and its complications are mindbogglingly steep, especially when you consider that the simple solution of a caloric deficit and exercise would take care of the vast majority and dramatically improve quality of life.

There's a reason why family med docs joke that half of their job is trying to make their patients shove some damn vegetables in their mouths

HeroicGomez  ·  653 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Naw, I'll just leave you to swing wildly. If you want to die on this hill, that's your choice.