Myths & Facts

DID YOU KNOW…?

There are 0 vitamins & minerals in sugar

2% of people maintain a 20lb weight loss

2.7% of men & women were obese in the UK in 1972

Olive oil has 9 times the saturated fat of pork

Obesity rates for women in the UK increased 10 fold between 1972 & 1999

90% of people in the UK will be overweight or obese by 2050

98% of people don’t lose weight or regain what they lost

If the calorie theory were correct, every human would lose 104 lbs every year, with a 1,000 calorie a day deficit (no matter their gender, starting weight etc)

The average Brit consumes 1,130 sugar and flour calories each day

A vegan needs to eat 2,222 grams of sunshine grown mushrooms every day to get the RDA of vitamin D (10mcg)

The world’s heaviest man is 1,235 lbs (88 stone; 560kg)

912 million prescriptions were dispensed in Britain in 2007

There are 1.5 billion overweight or obese adults (20+) in the world

Lipitor, just one statin has an annual sales value of $12 billion – statins are drugs that stops the body producing the cholesterol that the body is designed to produce

The USA diet market was worth $60.9 billion in 2009

The combined revenues of the (food, drink & drug) partners and premium sponsors of the American Dietetic Association are $467 billion


Sources:

2% of people maintain a 20lb weight loss – Reference 16 The Obesity Epidemic

2.7% of men & women in the UK were obese in  1972 – Reference 3 The Obesity Epidemic

Olive oil has 14g of saturated fat per 100g of product; United State Department of Agriculture example food – pork chop, boneless, raw, lean and fat – has 1.5g of saturated fat per 100g. Not that any real fat is better or worse than any other, but just to correct much nonsense said about both olive oil and red meat.

Obesity rates for women in the UK increased 10 fold – Reference 3 The Obesity Epidemic

90% of people will be overweight – the conclusion of the 2007 Foresight Report – Reference 7 The Obesity Epidemic

98% of diets fail – Reference 16 The Obesity Epidemic

The average Brit consumes 1,130 calories of sugar  flour daily – References 120 & 121 The Obesity Epidemic

A vegan needs to eat – Reference 217 The Obesity Epidemic

The world’s heaviest man – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Uribe

912 million prescriptions – Reference 45 The Obesity Epidemic

1.5 billion overweight people – http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/index.html

Lipitor valued at $12 billion p.a. – http://moneyland.time.com/2011/12/01/lipitor-patent-expiration-wont-mean-cheaper-generics-yet/

$60.9 billion – value of the USA diet market –  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/5/prweb8393658.htm

$467 billion – The revenues of the food, drink & drug companies that sponsor the American Dietetic Association http://www.eatright.org/corporatesponsors/ (Revenues referenced in The Obesity Epidemic ref 319)

ADA Sponsors are (June 2011): Abbott Nutrition (infant formulas, nutrition bars), Aramark (a ‘dining away from home’ company), Coca-cola, Corowise (including products designed to lower cholesterol),  General Mills (“the world’s sixth largest food company”), GlaxoSmithKline, Kellogg’s, Mars, McNeil (makers of Splenda sweetener), National Dairy Council, PepsiCo, SoyJoy (sugared cereal bars), Unilever (including spreads), Truvia (sweetener)

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