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Couch potatoes get fatter just by laying around, not even eating

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Miamian, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

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    http://www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=254600
     
  2. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    wow, some pretty crappy research there. How much money and time did they spend to come to the conclusion that when you sit on your ***, you gain weight.
    researchers are like doctors. There are some high quality research studies - read something from New England Journal of Medicine, Science or Nature and then there are a lot of crappy ones - see these idiots.
     
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  3. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    Why is this research crappy?
     
  4. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    It's a joke. They are trying to imply that siting on a couch makes you fatter than any other form of "doing nothing"
    And the premise of their research is that they "stretched" cells in a petri dish, so when you are sitting on the couch, the cells will stretch in the same fashion. Hate to tell these idiots, bit there are over 10 trillion cells in the body. So, when you are sitting prone, the fat cells or fat-precursor cells are not going to be stretching. They will be moving around like squeezing a water balloon.
     
  5. Stitches

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who found their research to be a bit...odd.
     
  6. MikeHoncho

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    OT: I was the guy who first debunked the masturbation myth. Lab coat and everything. Hours and hours of research.

    There is no positive correlation between good grades and "frequency".
     
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  7. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    I'm not so sure about that. I got really good grades...and frequency was never a problem either :up:
     

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