It’s the quick fix to fast food!
The U.S. has seen a fivefold increase of minors undergoing weight-loss surgery to finally lose weight – marking the further reliance of the population on medical intervention than making the effort to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Pediatricians sold the bullshit to The Wall Street Journal that the children opting for the surgery already tried to lose weight the traditional way: diet and exercise, but came up short in their effort.
The report, citing a billing database called Pediatric Health Information System, which monitors 40 children’s hospitals, said bariatric surgery was performed on 506 children in the U.S. in 2022.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about 14.7 million children from two to 19 years old are obese, or about 19.7 percent. About six percent have what is considered severe obesity.
Researchers have said the number is likely even higher now because these statistics were collected before the COVID-19 outbreak.
They note that obesity can be detrimental to an individual’s health, and studies have shown that teens who had the procedure usually have a healthier life than those who wait until later in life.
The procedure is not uncommon among adults and essentially forces the digestive tract to limit the number of calories a person can consume. NPR noted that the American Academy of Pediatrics in February endorsed more advanced treatment for children as young as 13 who suffer from severe obesity.
TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported extensively on the impact that obesity has had on the American public. Overweight individuals open themselves up to a host of health problems, but—unlike the COVID-19 outbreak—“health officials” and media Presstitutes hardly ever talk about diet and exercise. (Watch how many McDonald’s ads and Big Pharma ads are on during your favorite news program, and you’ll see why the topic is avoided.)
(See “THE AMERICAN WAY: FAT, DUMB, AND STUFFED WITH SANDWICHES” 21 Mar 2023, “KEEP SWALLOWING SHIT NEWS AND EATING SHIT FOOD: MORE THAN HALF OF HUMANITY WILL BE FAT, OBESE BY 2035” 7 Mar 2023, and “FAT, DUMB, AND BROKE: HIGH-FAT DIET HINDERS BRAIN’S ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH STOMACH”31 Jan 2023.)
The “pandemic” was not the reason more Americans got unhealthier. Americans were ordered by their government to lockdown and stay inside because, otherwise, they could end up killing grandma. Liquor stores, which are a great source of taxes for states, remained open and gyms and schools were forced to close.
Dr. David Katz, a specialist in preventive and lifestyle medicine and president of the True Health Initiative in Tulsa, told NPR that the U.S. is losing its battle against childhood obesity.
“Stated bluntly, this a national disgrace, because this problem is one with dire consequences that we could fix any time we genuinely committed to doing so,” he told the news outlet. “The problem worsens because far more resources are invested in propagating the problem than in fixing it.”
He told the outlet that obesity continues to rise because there are whole industries that profit from it. (See “RESEARCHERS SEE LINKS BETWEEN CANCER AND ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS” 7 Feb 2023 and “WANT CANCER? KEEP EATING ULTRA-PROCESSED FOOD” 7 Feb 2023.)
“We would be well advised to treat obesity in our children as we treat drowning—for, after all, they are drowning in the hyper-palatable calories of ultra-processed foods, and in exertion-sparing technologies that proliferate endlessly,” he said.
Always Looking for the Easy Way Out
Obesity has evolved into a sensitive issue in society, and there’s a perverted push to somehow look at rolls of fat as beauty. Health is a state of mind and how you see yourself, not a number on the scale, these people say.
But the reality is that the human body loses weight when there’s a calorie deficit. Most Americans look for quick meals and then, when they become obese, the quick fix.
This is why there’s been such demand for the type-2 diabetes drug called Ozempic.
The drug is seen by some as an effective way to block the brain’s hunger signals, according to The New York Times. Ozempic suppresses appetites and “causes the stomach to empty more slowly, leading people to feel full for longer,” the paper said.
The drug has grown in popularity and has been used by social media influencers and celebrities.
Doctors warn that many of those who take the drug, put back on the weight a short time after they stop using the drug.