Sunday, July 29, 2007

I'm Not Fat, Just Pleasingly Plump

From TBogg we get this:
In a leaked confidential letter to the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Lee Jong-Wook, the US government has rejected decades of nutritional research and denied that there is any evidence of a link between junk food and obesity.

Groups like the National Soft Drink Association -- based in Washington -- argue that 25% added sugar in the diet is not harmful. This view is backed by the prestigious-sounding International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI). But the ILSI is actually a joint creation of Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Foods, Proctor and Gamble, and Kraft. (emphasis added)
Whoa there, Mister Chester! I think you've been partying with the Astronauts a little too long. Clearly you wouldn't do this would you?
Workers told to shape up or pay up
Source: LA Times

Looking for new ways to trim the fat and boost workers' health, some employers are starting to make overweight employees pay if they don't slim down.
In one of the boldest moves yet, an Indiana-based hospital chain last month said it decided on the stick rather than the carrot. Starting in 2009, Clarian Health Partners will charge employees as much as $30 every two weeks unless they meet weight, cholesterol and blood-pressure guidelines that the company deems healthy. (emphasis added)
Actually I look like this:

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