Thursday, July 26, 2007

Fat Friends

Overweight? Can't slim down? Looking for someone else to blame? Then help is at hand.

A new study by the Harvard Medical School, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that obesity is "socially contagious", demonstrating that if your friend becomes obese your chances of becoming obese go up by 57%.

So in addition to blaming your glands, or your large bones, you can now blame your mates too!

An alternative and radical theory for obesity was put forward by Dr. Bleedinobvious, who stated that 'people who are overweight eat too much and take too little exercise'. But blaming someone else is so much easier.