The SIX different types of obese person from glowing girls to heavy-drinking males | Daily Mail Online

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Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, side view.Self Made Picture of an Obese Teenager (Myself) (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, Front View. Feel Free to use. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a must-read article from the Daily Mail, citing six obesity archetypes introduced in latest research the University of Sheffield. It’s a must read:

via The SIX different types of obese person from glowing girls to heavy-drinking males | Daily Mail Online.

The six different types of obese person area:

  1. Heavy drinking males
  2. Young healthy females
  3. Affluent elderly
  4. Physically sick elderly
  5. Unhappy middle-aged
  6. Those with poorest health

Whilst I accept that the latest archetypes are very graphic illustrators, I fear that healthcare policy will not change and the obese will continue to get fatter. The consequence will be a huge and growing social cost. The reasons for obesity are diverse and complex but it can be addressed effectively by radical healthcare policy.

Ahead of the UK election, politicians seem to fear focusing upon rising obesity because they don’t want to lose voters.

Surely, it’s time to penalize the obese?Should obesity be the next austerity drive?

Thoughts?

Daily injection which is ‘better’ than dieting or exercise on NHS soon – Telegraph

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English: Male abdominal obesity. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Weight and height are used in computing body mass index, an indicator of risk for developing obesity-associated diseases. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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What scientists call “Overweight” changes with our knowledge of human health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Fighting Obesity

English: Fighting Obesity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Male Abdominal obesity.

English: Male Abdominal obesity. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Read this Telegraph article. It’s excellent news for fat people. But surely they should pay for it themselves?

via Daily injection which is ‘better’ than dieting or exercise on NHS soon – Telegraph.

There needs to be a debate about what medicine should be included free of charge. Ed Balls believes that the Tories want to start charging for certain drugs. 

For me, health charging is a good thing and would ensure that public healthcare would be focused where most needed. Obviously, there would be low income exclusions.

Thoughts?

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