The obvious often escapes public recognition. By categorical definition, news media attract public interest with information or entertainment that draws readers, listeners and viewers, in order to sell products and services offered by sponsors. Somehow the public mistakenly believes news reporters are unbiased investigators operating in the public’s interest. In fact, they are front men for commercial entities.
Consumers can’t imagine the whole American shopping experience inside grocery stores, viewing food ads on TV and going to doctors’ offices are orchestrated to promote over-consumption of processed foods that foments metabolic disease that in turn requires more drugs to be prescribed.
Most anti-diabesity drugs (save for metformin) induce weight gain. The news media in league with public health authorities promoted the diabesity epidemic by advising the public to base their diet on carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta, refined grains and cereal) as presented in the infamous food pyramid. Grains were subsidized by the U.S. government and most were used to fatten animals for the feeding pen just prior to slaughter. No one connected the fact we were doing the same for humans. The essential fats and oils needed to quell hunger and produce hormones were feared and non-fat foods became the rage. When Americans were using lard and butter is when they were the leanest.
Women’s waist size burgeoned from 27.5 inches in 1957 to 34 inches in 2017. The average size clothing for a woman today is size 14 versus size 10 in 1957. Add high fructose corn syrup to the equation beginning in the late 1970s which spawned an outbreak of vaginal yeast infections in women, and still nobody paid attention.
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