Apparently Denmark has jumped on the fat acceptance bandwagon. Researchers there claim that obesity aint such a thang no more, and that seriously, you aint gonna die even if you’re a morbidly obese blue haired heffer.
New research from Denmark involving more than 100,000 individuals suggests that the excess risk of premature death associated with obesity has decreased over the past 40 years. All-cause mortality was higher in obese individuals than in normal weight individuals in 1976-78, but not in 2003-13.
“The increased risk of all-cause mortality associated with obesity compared to normal weight decreased from 30% 1976-78 to 0% in 2003-13,” says principal investigator Dr. Shoaib Afzal, Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark.
This research has just been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
I’m sure the news is going to be like catnip for all the fat feminists out there who are fat acceptance and chocolate cake enthusiasts, but can we be sure this “research” is accurate?
“Importantly, our results should not be interpreted as suggesting that now people can eat as much as they like, or that so-called normal weight individuals should eat more to become overweight. That said, maybe overweight people need not be quite as worried about their weight as before,” adds Nordestgaard.
Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit if I aint as confused as a blind lesbian in fish market!