Thursday, November 26, 2009

And now for something completely different

Sorry, I know you all want more of the "Swifthack" email theft and smear campaign, but you'll have to put up with fat Japanese bellies instead:
An obesity research group is considering revising as early as next year the waistline threshold, a key gauge used to diagnose obesity and metabolic syndrome, to better reflect the nation's actual health
They have apparently realised that 85cm for a man's waist is not really a useful indicator of significant health problems, more likely a sign of a decent dinner.

Some may be surprised that the phrase "considering revising as early as next year" is attached to such an apparently trivial decision. I'm wondering if they will raise the threshold (for that is the direction it will go, if it moves) more rapidly than my waist will increase.

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