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M. Lopez
1st July 2006, 15:22
I hope most people have realized this already, but here's an Australian article that further proves that there is no weight "epidemic" at all, and that the organizations that are fuelling this myth are in the pockets of drug companies, which provide all of their funding:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,19499098-29277,00.html

The article reveals that these companies are scheming to have normal young girls relabelled "overweight" (just so the companies can have a market for their diet drugs), even though the article points out that

"public health researchers have criticised the relabelling as misleading, inaccurate and unnecessary."


Worst of all, the article reveals that the main taskforce behind all this nonsense - a taskforce that claims to be objective - actually

"has relied heavily on funding from the drug industry for a decade, despite being widely seen as an independent think tank and having ties to the World Health Organisation."


Also:

"the taskforce was set up in the mid-1990s with help from grants from three drug companies."

And:

"[it] had primary sponsorship possibly into the millions from two drug companies"


As more and more of this industry's lies are revealed, along with the conflicts of interest that are rampant in the medical/science communities, I hope women increasingly realize that they are starving themselves (or their daughters) for no reason at all, except to pad some company's bottom line.

HSG
2nd July 2006, 06:07
<br>The revelations are damning, and further discredit the pernicious weight-control industries, and the duplicitous medical "professionals" who shill for them.

It is astonishing that in this day and age, when the insidious practices of so many other industries have been exposed and condemned, this most insidious of all health rackets still escapes scrutiny. Here is an industry that first brainwashes women into being discontented with their natural appearance, then compounds their misery by prescribing starvation and torture regimens which make them even <i>more</i> unhappy, and ultimately, deprives them of whatever beauty they may have possessed, leaving them in a truly wretched state. How much more damage could any single industry do to women's well-being?

Exposes like the one cited in the above article are both welcome and necessary. And it is particularly interesting to note that this study originated in Australia. That nation has long been at the forefront of size celebration, both in exposing the abuses of the starvation/torture industries, and in fostering a superior image of beauty by giving plus-size models the mass-media exposure that they lack in other countries.

Sophie Sheppard, apple-cheeked starlet with Bella Models, from a recent editorial in Australian <i>Cosmopolitan</i> magazine:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/sophies01.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.bellamodels.com.au/" target="_blank">Bella Models (Australia)</a>