Here is a study that seems based purely on the grounds for setting up future studies – which is fine, I guess, except the purpose of this study is so fucked up.
Physical Activity and Adiposity in Infants
These people want to study infants to see if you can predict which ones will turn out to be fat later on in life.
For the love of God (that I don’t believe in).
They studied about 500 infants, doing all kinds of measurements (to determine baby-BMI – even though we know BMI is a poor standard for anything) and to measure how much infants move (by attaching an accelerometers for 4 days at ages 3, 6, 9, and 12 months).
You know what they actually determined?
As they get older babies are more physically active.
Thanks for the scoop Sherlock.
What is frightening about this study is what will happen if they think they have proven something about infants who become fat later in life.
I predict baby Slimfast, baby weight loss supplements, and baby pilates.
This is not harmless scientific noodling, folks.
Remember the other week when I posted about the people who were starving their babies out of fear those babies would grow up to be fat?
That’s what they were doing just based on their own fatphobia – imagine what a study like this hitting the headlines would do?
Also dieting fucks up an adult metabolism. Just think what it might do to an infant’s!
I guess it is interesting to find out where fat people come from.
But it is not so interesting if your aim is to eradicate fat people.
And here’s a scoop for you Sherlock – there are a lot of reasons why there are fat people.
You are not going to find the fount of all fatness and plug it up.
Believe me – I know you hate fat people, I know you don’t want us around.
Get the fuck over it and leave the babies out of it.
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