Discussion in 'World News & Politics' started by Philranger, Jun 1, 2012.
I agree but that's outside of the control of NYC.
Jails don't have enough capacity.
How smart is it to fight for the right to be fat?
Everyone should have the right to eat as they please unless they are eating other people...
Wonder if this has anything to do with it.....
Bloomberg is a master at making bold proposals and then compromising. It's called "politics."
Somebody missed the point.
Most people are fat in this country because they won't pull their asses away from the television for a bit and get some exercise.
Diabetes cost US tax payers $174 billion per year
Research has shown that kids to adults who reduce sugar intake by 45g per day (roughly 1 can of Dr. Pepper) reduce their key risk factors for type 2 diabetes by 33%
Women who drink 1 or more 12oz sugar sweetened drink per day have a 83% higher risk of type 2 diabetes than those who only drink 1 sugar sweetened drink per month
for every additional 12 ounces over 20oz of sugar sweetened beverage that people drink each day...their risk for type 2 diabetes increases by 25%
A person with Diabetes...for every sustained 1% rise in blood sugar level...their risk factor for heart attack and stroke increase by a factor of 20
90% of type 2 diabetes cases could have been avoided
Oh please, sugared drinks have been around for a long time now and diabetes wasn't the epidemic back in the 50s like it is today. It's about moderation and getting exercise. Oh and I drank out of the garden hose when I was a kid. People are not being as active today like they were years ago. Kids today stay glued to TV shows and video games. Adults eat crap from fast food places because they're in such a rushed state today. We live in a society geared towards instant gratification so we can be on our way.
Hence the reason I put at the bottom that 90% of it could have been avoided
They can still be avoided. It's not too late for someones kid to get their ass away from the TV for a bit and outside for a bike ride or football in the park. It's not too late for us adults to decide to have breakfast at home and pass by the Sonic or McDonalds on the way to work. I have a Sonic next to my place and the amount of people I see there in the morning when heading to work is staggering.
How about it is now a criminal act to allow your kids to go out and play pick up baseball / basketball games? Used to, 8 year old kids would walk a mile or more to play sandlot baseball games or pickup basketball games with parents no where around. Today, the parents would be arrested on child neglect or abandonment so they lock them in the house with the xBox.
Kidnappings stats have increased 15 of the last 18 years
The increase in missing children from 1988 till today is 500%
50% of the children kidnapped in the US are 4-11 years old and 75% are girls
The FBI recieves 2,000 missing child reports every DAY
Every 40 seconds a child disappears in the US
In the 70's the US announced that Fat was the worst thing in your diet. Ever since then Obesity rates have been on the rise. While I agree it can be avoided the US made a huge mistake in telling the uneducated public think that fat is bad while sugars are not as bad.
There are a lot of things which contribute to obesity. What you eat/drink isn't the problem. How much you eat/drink and the lack of exercise are.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't want New Yorkers super-sizing sugary drinks, but employees at the media and financial information company he founded can guzzle all the free soda they want while they work.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/05/no-soda-limit-at-bloomberg-company-despite-proposed-nyc-super-size-ban/#ixzz1wwV546vq
Once again, it's all about moderation mixed with some form of physical activity and not what some government organization/lab tries to tell you.
You just proved my point. That's what I've been saying.
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