Unfortunately, many of the individuals making comments do not seem to understand
the importance of these types of studies. The obvious becomes obvious only after
careful and precise statistical analysis. Who would have known the true
magnitude of the extent to which early life appearances were operating in later
life? Questioning the importance of this research is similar to the questions
raised about the effects of cigarette smoking. It was only after careful and
precise statistical analysis that we came to understand the costs of smoking
that allowed government to post warnings and individuals to know the risks they
were taking by smoking. This research is part of a body of accumulating studies
that help us better understand the effect of weight. Results may help school
councilors, parents others in advising young people - by giving them more
concrete evidence to point towards. Who would have known that individuals with
specified characteristics were 4 times as likely to die from heart disease, say
instead of two times or some other times. Obvious, I think not.
Another study to tell us what we already know. Eat less, exercise more. Duh!
What a terrible thing to say! I am so glad I was not born in Utah or have the
pitfull existence to live there I am so over reading this paper I am out! No
NEW STUDY: People who look stupid score lower on achievement tests!
NEW STUDY: People who frequently eat pizza and cheeseburgers and sit on their
rears in front of the tube tend to be fat.This study is absolutely
Anything like this that can get the message to people that what you are when
you're young predicats alot about your future. Alot of research is obvious but
it's still nice for kids to get a reminder that they need to do something now.
My colleagues and I just opened the Provo FRC (fat research center) and we have
more test subjects than we'll ever need. Lines out the door... ....leave us be,
Why all the anger? Just because none of you are scientists doesn't justify
these kinds of ignorant comments. Get over yourselves, why is Utah so full of
simple, angry people? Man, freaking out on a scientific study... You people
I'm on-board with all the other comments that condemn this waste of funds for
something that is glaringly obvious. Did these "researchers" follow the lives
of any of the thin-faced,anorexic students?
I would encourage you to read the article before you pass judgment. Mr. Thalman
wrote a very nice piece, but he neglected to mention the purpose of the study
(which cost the WLS a grand total of $1,000), which was to validate a baseline
measure of body mass for a study that did not have one previously. This will
open up a host of new research questions for one of the most important
longitudinal studies in the social sciences.If you would like a .pdf
of the paper, I'm happy to send one along. You can find my e-mail at the USU
this is unbelievable. if you have a fat face, try exercise
"...those classified as overweight as high school seniors were three times as
likely to be obese when interviewed in their early 50s..."YA
Other features that predict obesity:1. Take a look at her mom. If
her mom is obese, she will likely be obese in the future.2. Look at
her ankles. If she has fat ankles (or "cankles" as we used to call them at
BYU), she will likely be obese in the future.You don't need an
expensive study to predict future obesity - just spend some time at BYU.
So, let me get this straight...if you're an overweight kid you'll probably be an
overweight adult. Facinating. And overweight adults tend to be less healthy and
have heart and diabetes problems? That is amazing! I love scientists, they tell
so much. How much NSF money did this cost us?
This is ridiculous. This study is complete junk science that is embarrassing to
the whole academic field. Of course someone who is overweight in high school
stands a great chance of being overweight as an adult--it doesn't take a study
to know that. This is a sorry symptom of modern education's emphasis on
political correctness and blaming problems on things beyond our control. There
was a time in this Country when professors would not waste their time on such
If you have a fat face, then you might be fat and then you might be prone to
type 2 diabetes. This is the dumbest study ever.