Posted by: isaaph | July 27, 2007

Obesity is ‘Contagious’

I read on Philippine Daily Inquirer the news story about this new study which claims that obesity is ‘socially contagious’ and a person’s chances of becoming obese is 57% more if he/she has an obese friend. The article alarmed me. The situation for obese in the Philippines is bad enough as it is but with this so-called study, things could become worse. If people believe the study readily, it could mean broken relationships and invitations to ridicule. It could mean that fat filipinos would be further ostracized. Since the study was just released, its effects wouldn’t be felt yet but let’s all be vigilant and see how this develops.


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