Rancid-Tea

My thoughts on life

March 17, 2005

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Obesity and it’s effect on lifespan. I don’t really care about the average lifespan of Americans, but what does concern me is the idea mentioned in the article that overweight and obesity could effect expenditure in health care to the point that funding is reduced in some areas. I don’t find the thought of money taken from cancer research so that fat people can be treated very comforting. I also don’t find it very comforting that the government has to spend money on this stuff but they are paid copious amounts by giant food corporations so that very unhealthy foods are not restricted or banned. I wonder what food companies would do if fat grams per serving had to appear in giant letters on the front of the package…