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Thursday, October 28, 2010

off the subject

This is a really important aritcle about what is going on with the research and development for new medications to treat obesity.

A really important point is made here; there are 50 different medications on the market to treat High Cholesterol, and only 2 to treat obesity.  Obese people don't fight for funding or research  because they feel they are at fault.

You don't hear diabetics going around saying they feel responsible for their diabetes, when in fact in most type II diabetics are as much responsible for their illness as an obese person is responsible for being overweight.  The stigma has to change, and with a full third of the population in America being obese maybe it will.

Check it out.

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