Chubby and Plump, A Right Jolly Old Elf

What goes around comes around – and around and around; the same research getting taken up again and again with the same results that confirm the obvious.

The Associated Press this week reported on a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry that fat people are not more jolly than nonfat people. In fact, as a group they are substantially more depressed.

Geez, who’d a thunk it! Certainly not diet industry that rakes in $40 billion a year from Americans trying desperately to slim down more than their wallets. And what news the Associated Press is breaking! Not quite four years ago, the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, which does not have the AMA-backed clout of the of the Archives of General Psychiatry, found the very same thing, asking in an article “Are the Fat More Jolly?” and answering then, as now, NO! found the very same thing, asking in an article “Are the Fat More Jolly?” and answering then, as now, NO!

Except for every Christmas Eve – which is not generally a scientific moment.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.