To all the fatties out there: If the curious stares don’t bother you, if you really don’t give a damn about cracking the concrete floor you step on or breaking the bed you sleep on, if finding a satisfying partner is not really much of a problem, if your limited mobility is fine with you, then go ahead, put more of them stuffs into your mouth.
But wait! Here’s the latest medical bulletin from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachussetts.
Researchers said obesity is threatening to outrun smoking as the number one cause of cancer. Being obese is currently associated with about 14 percent of cancer deaths in men and 20 percent in women, compared with about 30 percent each for smoking, Dr. Walter C. Willett told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Friday.
“As smoking goes down and obesity goes up it won’t be long before obesity is the No. 1 cancer killer,” Willett said.
He said research is producing increasing evidence associating obesity with a variety of cancers, including breast, colorectal, liver, pancreas and gallbladder.
Overall, Willett estimated 30 percent to 35 percent of cancers are due to nutritional factors, much of it to obesity.
With cancer cells knocking in your billowing tummy, perhaps it’s time to do something about those fats in your body. How about that, Ms. or Mr. Fatty?