It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by The Chez
If people like this were told the truth, that alongside all the obviousl health risks and an impending early death, they don't look very nice, there might be some tears, but there would also be more of a drive to do something about it.
Originally posted by Crimson_King
reply to post by The Chez
And yes thyroid problem does result in excess body weight for which a person has no control over.
Originally posted by Doubleagent
I would not have moved. They would have to go get security.
Also, why was a 14 year old traveling alone?
(July 20) -- Losing weight isn't as simple as calories in, calories out -- at least for those who eat meat. That's the surprising result of a new study that links meat consumption to long-term weight gain. Researchers out of Imperial College, London, tracked the dietary habits of 370,000 adults across Europe for five years. Those who ate the least meat also gained the least weight. Eating an additional 250 grams of meat meant an extra 4.4 pounds over five years. Because meat is so dense in calories, it makes sense that vegetarian diets would be lower in overall energy -- making weight management easier. Surprisingly, however, this study actually controlled for caloric intake and overall dietary pattern. The team also controlled for education, physical activity and smoking habits. In other words, an adult consuming 2,200 daily calories with relatively little meat would gain less weight than a peer with similar intake eating more meat. Bad news for burger fans, but even worse for Atkins adherents. "More importantly," the paper, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reads, "our results do not support that a high-protein diet prevents obesity or promotes long-term weight loss, contrary to what has been advocated."
Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
Obese people can indeed be that way due to genetics. We cannot assume that this girl is just lazy and loves junk food. That said, I am baffled that a paying customer could be kicked off the plane. Did she buy her ticket in advance or was she on standby?
Edit: One of the comments on the site claims the woman was on standby. In that case, fine. There was no seat available for her. The girl is only 14; the airline cannot just dump her off the plane and leave her in the airport.
[edit on 28-7-2010 by InvisibleAlbatross]