We're a 'Tsunami' now
So, there's a new study out that you've probably heard about on the news. Depending on the mood you were in, you may have either shaken your head sadly or fallen over laughing.
Agence France-Presse (AFP), a news service, reports on it here: 'Tsunami' of obesity worldwide: study.
So, okay. The real name of the article is "Stemming the global tsunami of cardiovascular disease," and it was published in the medical journal The Lancet earlier this month.
The news release sums it up in a single sentence:
High-income countries have... seen a drop in cardiovascular diseases since 1980, despite high levels of obesity.
So, how does this translate into a 'Tsunami' of either heart disease or obesity? Well, apparently, we're all gonna keel over any minute now, folks. There's no data to support it, but surely it will happen soon, because there are so many bad, bad unhealthy fat people out there. Booga booga.
There's a good post about this wonderfully sound-bitey yet logic-challenged study over at Nicholosophy.
And now, please enjoy this awesome video of Jimbo Pellegrine. He's ready to ride that Tsunami!