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January 23, 2012

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And the reason those diseases aren't for adults anymore is because they're now testing kids for them, where before, kids weren't tested for hypertension or type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol. Kids are now being diagnosed with those diseases because the diagnostic standards have been lowered - if fat kids had been tested for those diseases 30 years ago, with the diagnostic standards of 30 years ago, there wouldn't have been a hue and cry raised back then. If they tested fat kids today with the diagnostic standards of 30 years ago (which were perfectly fine back then and would be perfectly fine today - people wouldn't be dying in any greater numbers from those diseases now than they were then), there would be no need for all the handwringing and "urgency" to end "childhood obesity". It wouldn't be any more of a problem now than it was 30 years ago. Lowered diagnostic standards do nothing but make more healthy people seem sick so that they can be prescribed medication and pharmaceutical companies can increase market share (and profits).

Just FYI to readers here: if you read Paul's article, don't read the comments unless you have a decade's worth of Sanity Watchers points you're just dying to get rid of. I made it through four comments before giving up.

I agree with what the photo said, no to discrimination please, what's wrong with these people.

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