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Old 05-30-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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Is this MD serious? (should he confront the obese?)

I think some of you may get a kick out of this article...

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Old 05-30-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Is this MD serious? (should he confront the obese?)

I work as a health care analyst.

He's right.

Frankly, most of the enormous, ponderous stress on our health care system could be whittled away, through decent diet and moderate exercise. That would essentially eliminate type-2 diabetes, not to mention a helluva lot of most of the other chronic conditions that take up the bulk of hospital beds.

The other taboo? We'd do well to remember that we're all going to end up dead, eventually. The healthiest life eventually ends, and it's not within our health system's mandate ... or even an individual's own interest ... to extend life indefinitely, if the resulting years are of abysmal quality.

I intend to live well, be active and lean, and take up smoking a pipe at age 80 to help knock me off before I can't stand being alive ... and my family or my nation can't afford keeping me so.

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Old 05-30-2008, 01:36 PM   #3
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This is somewhat off subject. Google Aubrey De Grey. His name may be spelled wrong. He has a very interesting theory on extended life and/or immortality. Check it out.

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Old 05-30-2008, 03:11 PM   #4
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Re: Is this MD serious? (should he confront the obese?)

Awesome.

I'm already going to apply to GW med school, so if I end up going there hopefully he'll be around to have something to say to us.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:34 PM   #5
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Re: Is this MD serious? (should he confront the obese?)

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This is somewhat off subject. Google Aubrey De Grey. His name may be spelled wrong. He has a very interesting theory on extended life and/or immortality. Check it out.
Ray Kurzweil also.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:03 PM   #6
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Re: Is this MD serious? (should he confront the obese?)

I agree with his conclusion...but why the he** did it take him 10 years to directly address the issue? It's just hard for me to understand that type of skirting of the obesity issue in the med community.
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I agree with his conclusion...but why the he** did it take him 10 years to directly address the issue? It's just hard for me to understand that type of skirting of the obesity issue in the med community.
Gives your practice, the hospital or you a bad rep. Rep is practically everything, heh.
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Re: Is this MD serious? (should he confront the obese?)

Steven, I couldnt agree more.
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I intend to live well, be active and lean, and take up smoking a pipe at age 80 to help knock me off before I can't stand being alive ... and my family or my nation can't afford keeping me so.

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Old 06-02-2008, 12:12 PM   #10
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Re: Is this MD serious? (should he confront the obese?)

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Ray Kurzweil also.
He sounded like quite the genius to me until I got to this part of his wikipedia entry:

"Next, Kurzweil detoured and published a book on nutrition in 1993 called The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life. The book's main idea is that high levels of fat intake are the cause of many health disorders common in the U.S., and thus that cutting fat consumption down to 10% of the total calories consumed would be optimal for most people."

Now I'm not so gung-ho about looking into his FatKat hedge fund.
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