reply to post by cassp83
I got to here:
-1 in 3 is overweight (both parents working & there are more 'poor', which makes sense because non-nutritious, high-fat food is typically less
expensive and more convenient)
- This is correct, also include the "time poor" professionals and parents (I'm time poor, however my wife however is not, so i have the luxury of
having her prepare my foods (god love her!))
-1 in 6 has learning disabilities
- Also correct, "learning disabilities" 'diagnosed; (term used loosely) are also being diagnosed by non-educated* childcare workers, resulting in
the parents calling for the 'quick fix' (IE - zombification). Parents would rather believe their child is disabled, rather than facing facts they
are just not bright.
-1 in 9 has asthma
- This has been contentious though out the medical community, I've read conflicting studies of the exact cause of asthma, none of which really
attribute to weight to being a factor. Sure being overweight can causes breathing issues, however there has been no real accepted (overall) studies
to show a direct link. But 1 in 9 people asthmatic? "According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma." (Source: WHO).
-1 in 10 has ADHD (over diagnosed)
- This statistic is in correct, as a good 90% of diagnosis for ADD and ADHD are incorrect, as it was classified by most cornflake (Opinion)
psychologists, usually to sate screaming parents, most of the cases i have read the diagnosis in my opinion was incorrect, and second opinions have
classified the behavior to be dietary and/or environmental (Discipline), the actual figure is again actually quite low (exact number is currently
under debate in the psychological discipline at present, last paper i saw it was around 1 to 1000 actual suffers in the UK.
-1 in 12 has food allergies - This is a 'typical' figure. A medical classification of an 'allergy' is "an adverse reaction to a substance".
That being said, a reaction can be anything from a physical manifestation to a mental manifestation (sugar allergy is a good example of a mental
manifestation) and non-fatal and fatal, are all classified as an "allergy". What cassp83 said is correct, the statistic is skewed, and perhaps
should be reclassified to anaphylactic vs non-anaphylactic allergies. Most stats I've seen only show anaphylactic allergies only, which i can assure
you is much MUCH lower than 1 in 12 (actual stat is roughly 0.05% to 1% (est source, Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide) of the human
-1 in 20 has seizures - This figure is misleading, the classification of a seizure is the rapid transmission of nerve impulses from the brain,
technically the act of shivering is having a seizure, these statistics from my reading are usually broken down to idiopathic and specific seizures.
The former is usually attributed to conditions such as epilepsy. Last figure i saw this low (or high) was when the incorrect study was counting total
events vs world populations, where one subject was having in excess of 100 seizures a year (Adult).
-1 in 54 males has autism
-1 in 88 has autism
- Again this figure is also incorrect, and was only a measure of the United States and is all types of wrong, and of course the US is not the
. There was a CDC study completed
(including individual tests) came out to be roughly 1% of children legitimately 'suffering' from Autism of any type.
I think much of our medical problems can be fixed by eating whole, organic foods. - This is something that should be explored, however due to the
relatively new 're-invention' of "organic" produce is coming into vogue again, however we wont have any human checks until probably late 2050ish
if it has a general health benefit (again depending on the foods consumed and how much your diet consists of organics. IE - eating organics for major
meals and then eating twisties and processed foods for snacks will skew figures and statistics.)
* = Meaning they have no formal training in diagnosis, they look at a child playing, and assume its a learning disability, tell the parents, parents
goto a GP and argue with them to "fix" little johnny, the GP then in turn throws them on the zombie drugs. I have seen this happen with my nephew,
and lucky for us a correct set of tests where administered to find out the little chap is sitting in the 'gifted' region.