Friday 11 July 2014

Obese Brits

Lucian Freud - Benefits Supervisor Sleeping (1995) Today BBC News posted a new NICE recommendation that more obese people should be given gastric bypass surgery to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes, a very serious and debilitating condition (CLICK). Lucian Freud's Benefits Supervisor Sleeping (1995) gives us a glimpse of the problem. "Big Sue" weighed 20 stone when she posed for this painting. I notice that the BBC doesn't accept any responsibility for the obesity epidemic. Count up how many cookery programmes are on BBC One and Two. There's Mary Berry, The Hairy Bikers, Celebrity Masterchef and a host more. Most of their recipes contain unhealthy ingredients, cream, fat, sugar and the like. And what does the obese viewer do while watching such programmes? Eats crisps, peanuts, cakes, doughnuts, burgers....


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