Dr. Ludwig said the plateau might just suggest that “we’ve reached a biological limit” to how obese people could get. When people eat more, he said, at first they gain weight; then a growing share of the calories go “into maintaining and moving around that excess tissue,” he continued, so that “a population doesn’t keep getting heavier and heavier indefinitely.”Maybe I'm sick and twisted, but I laughed myself hoarse about that one. My dad would appreciate it.
Jan 15, 2010
Hilarity of the day
This from the CDC on the fact that Americans have stopped getting fatter: