>> Saturday, May 29, 2004

Shocking News.

Kids choking on their own fat, says report

LONDON: The death of a three-year-old girl from heart failure brought on by her excess weight was highlighted in a damning report yesterday by a British parliamentary committee examining a feared obesity epidemic.

One expert quoted in the report by the House of Commons Health Committee told of four children who required ventilatory assistance at home for a respiratory condition because of their obese condition.

The children were "choking on their own fat," said Dr Sheila McKenzie, a specialist consultant at the Royal London Hospital.

The report slammed the British government, the National Health Service, food manufacturers and advertisers for not doing enough to improve the nation's health and raise awareness of the risks of being overweight or obese.

It warned that obese children could become the first generation to die before their parents.

Among the committee's recommendations were a voluntary withdrawal of television advertising of junk food to children, and a clampdown on high-profile campaigns using sports stars and celebrities to promote crisps and chocolate.

Obesity in Britain has grown by almost 400% in 25 years, with three-quarters of adults now overweight or obese, the report said.

England has the fastest growing obesity problem in Europe, with childhood obesity tripling in 20 years.

The report calculated that being overweight or obese costs the nation £7.4bil (RM50.3bil) a year. - AFP

Source: The Star, 28 May 2004.

My note: This is why my heart ache everytime people gave remarks that Ameer is fat, and relieve when people said, "Eh, Ameer dah kurus la." Actually Ameer is neither fat nor thin, is it just that his built is above average Asian babies, so that he looks big (people tend to use the word fat rather than big) when he is actually not fat. And he weights more or less the same as the babies at his age that look thinner or smaller than him.

To all mothers out there, remember, really really fat babies are not cute, that's dangerous.


Boohoo hoo... bye bye my old, dear washing machine. You have been with me for 6 years, you have been very very nice, washing our clothes for me, during sunny days or rainy days. Now we have to say bye bye boohoo hoo....

:solemn pause:

Yes yes, new washing machine! Fully automatic! muah muah I love you. We're going to have fun together, I promise you. Old washing machine, get lost!



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