Where I live in Scotland obesity is a real problem. It is so sad to see young women waddling along with considerable difficulty.
What is odd to me is that the old fashioned fat woman was equally fat all over, this new epidemic seems to concentrate the fat around the bottom, and result in a very broad beam person. Often the grace and prettiness of the face is left intact.
Many believe the pandemic is due to a massive increase in the eating of processed food. Could this be that the other contents of the food eg the preservative sodium nitrate could play a role n in affecting the distribution of the fat by influencing body signals and distribution controls. Crisps come to mind though there may be other chemicals and does not explain the effect of soft drinks though these may just ad to the energy input.
- Martin Eastwood