07/26/07 111 W - + 14 - 19 Weight and Spreading Weight

Many moons ago, an old girlfriend observed of the firefighters attending the Baltimore Expo "they're all fat!" No, not really. Not all of them. But, there certainly were (and typically are) a considerable number of considerably sized individuals at the event. Just as fat boy with the shaved head will be departing for there this morning. (Look for the guy in the XL tropical shirt on the exhibit floor.) Why do firefighters get "big?" That's it's own topic for weighty discussion. But what about "social factors?" This morning's New York Times article cites an interesting study on that subject. The Big O as socially contagious. Seems plausible.

Yes, and strange that “Among friends of the same sex, a man had a 100% (95% CI, 26 to 197) increase in the chance of becoming obese if his male friend became obese, whereas the female-to-female spread of obesity was not significant (38% increased chance; 95% CI, 39 to 161).”
[tarheelcanary] (Email) - 07/26/07 - 15:49

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