In the case you haven’t heard the news yet, this just in from a recent study (brought to my attention by both Big Fat Blog who posted a nice look into this research and poses some great questions on it; and Done With This Shit):
In comparing physical activity levels among American children, researchers discovered that the most overweight and obese ethnic groups are also some of the most active… (Emphasis mine)
“Contrary to our expectations, higher levels of physical activity were not associated with lower rates of obesity across the race and ethnic groups,” said Britni Belcher, M.P.H., the lead author of the study. (PR Newswire)
The real kicker though is that even with the results being contrary to expectations (you know, the stereotypical expectation that fat people eat more/move less); they are all still pegging this research as yet another “paradox” of the obesity epidemic.
So, I’m just curious, for all you folks out there still adamantly denying that maybe (just MAYBE) this isn’t a huge set of paradoxes, and could be something a lot more complex than the proposed Calories In/Calories Out mantra: Mark Twain and I would like to know: how long IS that river in Egypt folks?
“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.” ~Bill Watterson