I wish all those who write for ‘The Lancet’ would make their flaming mind up.
For years they have been telling us that too much fat around our waist, and possessing a ‘apple shaped’ body and a ‘Big Mac’ shaped heart greatly increases our chances of a heart attack.
However, today we learn from the medical world’s answer to ‘The Beano’ that this is not the case and those with a waist measurement greatly higher than their hip size are no more closer to a heart attack than one of far lesser dimensions who have a higher level of stress and those who smoke like a diesel engine on ‘start up’.
Such ‘second opinion’, like the paper’s advice one week not to eat certain foods because it causes cancer only to offer an opposing view the next, only confuses people or gives them a mental passport to take things like weight gain and alcoholism towards a new level.
Of course this advice, rather like the government’s decision to upset every public sector worker and therefore plunge the whole country towards ‘walkout strikes’, will probably be reversed in the not too distant future once someone more sensible has sat down and truly thought through all the consequences.