Not only are you fat, but you're stupid, too.

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  1. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and now cognitive diseases? Jeez, it's like nature doesn't want people to be fat or something.

    Print Story: Obese People Have 'Severe Brain Degeneration' - Yahoo! News
     
  2. red4

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    At least they die of heart attacks before Alzheimer's sets in. Take THAT researchers!
     
  3. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    This explains why thin people like Paris Hilton are so intelligent...
     
  4. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Pretty much.
     
  5. Darkwing48

    Darkwing48 Heroic Decepticon

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    This.

    These people aren't sure that this is tied to laziness. I lot of Fat people are smart.
    Watch out, Britney Spears is going to create a thermonuclear powered car.

    But this may explain K-Fed rap lyrics.

    Another over-simplified "study"
     
  6. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Obese people are a goose that can lay golden eggs. That's the whole idea behind these researches, get more money. Just like doctors giving prescriptions for some illnesses that will go away themselves after a week or so.
     
  7. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Are they sure? Just about every jock in my school is dumber than, well, everything. They seriously don't know WTF they're talking about in class. Though I think it's a mixture of booze, pot, and steroids that fuck them up. Scientists should be researching how girls are attracted to douchebags rather than how overweight people are considered "less intelligent" :inquisiti 

    Seriously noone realizes the taste difference between natural food and that articial crap*cough*mcdonalds*cough* here's an experiment. Eat a big mac one day and eat a burger from whole foods (Or some other burger with all natural meat) you'll see the difference. Eating a bigmac is no different than chugging down a pound of bacon grease. I had one big mac in my entire life and I stopped eating them because they made me feel like shit.
     
  8. process

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    1. This study does not claim that fat people are stupid, nor that are skinny people smart.
    2. This study does not actually say anything about intelligence.
    3. This study only states that there is correlation between obesity and brain degeneration.
     
  9. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    The same brain degeneration happens at the same rate in both fat and skinny people. It's just more difficult to measure in skinny people because they're so stupid to start with. :tongue: 
     
  10. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    Right, and it's probably more directly linked to the shitty quality of food eaten by (most) fat people, rather than the actual state of fatitude.
     
  11. MACRAPTRON

    MACRAPTRON Well-Known Member

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    In other words: 'we're not selling diet stuff enough, so let's scare fat people again'.
     
  12. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    How did you see that? Who is 'we'? It wasn't an article written by Kraft to promote the South Beach Diet or anything.
     
  13. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Oh, the fat toynerds will revolt in this thread. :lol  I need moar popcorn for this, WITH butter.
     
  14. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    For those only half paying attention, this study was done on people in their 70s. This means that if you are overwieght, your brain is likely to be in worse shape than average by that age--if you live that long, anyway. It says nothing about how your brain is doing right now.
     
  15. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    I wonder if there's a correlation between being overweight and not possessing the ability for close textual analysis? Or maybe it's just an age thing ...

    See, and I thought fat people were supposed to be jolly. All I see is anger here.
     
  16. Spoon

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    No, you're just replying to it in an over-simplified fashion; making the study dumber, just so you can get angry at it.
     
  17. UnicronHound

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    Not to mention they did the study on people who are in their 70's, not to mention that not every person is smart to begin with.
     
  18. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah? Well this fat guy says...um...you're...um...I forgot.
     
  19. Thunderzap7

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    Admittidly, im not the skiniest guy around, nor am I the dumbest. People say im smart.
     
  20. Molini

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    When are they going to do the study on skinny people and sluttyness?

    Wait...no, nevermind. I don't want to be a contributor to that study.
     

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