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Yet another weird SF fan

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pediatric Bariatric Surgery?

According to The Wall Street Journal:

As World's Kids Get Fatter, Doctors Turn to the Knife
Possible reactions:
  • Incredulous stare.
  • No. I don't think I can blame the cyclamate ban this time.
  • One of the children is three. Why should a child too short to reach the cookie jar be overweight?
  • “She says she feeds him brown bread and boiled chicken and rice…” How about fruits and vegetables?
  • Wouldn't a guard for the refrigerator be cheaper?
  • Why is weight loss needed? Keep the same weight and wait a few years.
  • Apparently, some Mideastern parents have the same attitude toward food that some American parents (or maybe its just people giving parents advice) have towards sex.
  • If this happened in the U.S. or Europe, it would be blamed on Western civilization.
  • Now that I read the comments, it's being blamed on Western agricultural practices anyway.
  • Obviously, the U.S. has invented the Fat Bomb. It was first tried out in the U.S. and now is being used on other countries.


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