It seems as though BBC News has adopted the Daily Mail’s ‘everything gives you Cancer’ theme, with their incessant publications based on the idea that bad food is unhealthy. Take for instance their latest piece entitled Fast-food linked to childhood asthma and eczma, in which they disclosed a colossal finding:
“Evidence suggests that the vitamins and antioxidants found in fresh fruit and vegetables have a beneficial effect on asthma therefore Asthma UK advises people with asthma to eat a healthy, balanced diet including five portions of fruit or vegetables every day.”
Five a day and a balanced diet could improve our health? There’s news, and then there’s plain obvious. According to the BBC the population isn’t just overweight, it’s stupid too.
A previous article on the topic highlighted how asthmatics are also more likely to be overweight, due to the ‘inactivity asthma encourages’. They look at a study conducted in 2007 consisting of 330,00 people and they found that for every normal weight person with asthma, there were 1.5 who were overweight or obese. (As if half people need even more problems).
I’m getting mixed messages here, BBC News. So if one has asthma, one has a perfectly valid excuse for being obese. If one does not have asthma but eats lots of naughty food, one could potentially get asthma. The only sensible conclusion that can be made here therefore, is that if one already has asthma, one should simply ‘fuck it’ and eat all the shit one likes, because chances are one will be fat anyway. YOLO.
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