The corpse of a typically obese person doesn’t require a larger fridge but a morbidly obese one does. The lady on the right, above, is morbidly obese and the man on the left might be. I’m 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weigh 12 stones. I’m ‘overweight’ and should be, according to the BMI, 10 stones and 10 pounds. When I was over 14 stones, I was close to entry-level obesity. Most of the Scottish rugby team are ‘obese’ because muscle is heavier than fat. Neither they nor I would require a larger fridge.
There is no crisis or epidemic in Scotland requiring more larger fridges. Morbid obesity, requiring larger fridges, has plateaued in Scotland at 5% of the population and is beginning to decline especially in the younger male population. In England and Wales, morbid obesity requiring larger fridges is climbing to 8% and 11% respectively with no sign of any future decline. See this earlier piece for the research evidence:
Our NoMedia are, of course, allowed to place images of the morbidly obese alongside statistics for the generally obese because, as I was told in a complaint response by the BBC: ‘morbidly obese people are, by definition, obese!’
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