Association: Overvægtiges CO2 footprint can lead to even more shame

New research on overvægtiges change is stigmatizing, but can be used constructively, think association. It is not surprising, Per Nielsen, who is the presiden

Association: Overvægtiges CO2 footprint can lead to even more shame

New research on overvægtiges change is stigmatizing, but can be used constructively, think association.

It is not surprising, Per Nielsen, who is the president of the national Association for the Overweight, to obese emit more CO2 than overweight.

It concludes a new report from the University of Copenhagen, denmark, according to Politiken.

The more CO2 emissions from obese come mainly from, they eat more food, derive more from their transport and even exhale more CO2 than they are overweight.

But what should we actually use the numbers, ask, Per Nielsen.

- It is not rocket science that you emit more CO2, when you weigh more. But we can't use it for anything, if one just says that the obese must take care together. We have tried, it does not work.

According to the report equal the total additional klimaudledning from overweight to 1.6 percent of the planet's emissions. It is the same as the emissions from Mexico and Canada combined.

Per Nielsen may well see an advantage in the research results, if they are seen in helikopterperspektiv and is used in relation to a "sundhedsændring, which affects all people".

- My call is that the politicians and the food industry need in time. It is there, you can make a big difference.

- Very few people can lose weight and keep the weight, and it's not about, that you do not want it enough. It is much more complicated, but you could start by looking at food policy and price regulation.

the Figures are, however, quickly violently stigmatizing, believe, Per Nielsen.

- Group of severely obese already have enough guilt, shame and self-blame hanging over their head.

- There will be some who either consciously or unconsciously, will have the effect of stigmatising overweight, says Per Nielsen.

Severe obesity is defined as a BMI of more than 30. For example, a man of normal height who weighs over 100 pounds, or a woman of normal height who weighs over 85 kilos.

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Updated Date: 21 December 2019, 10:00

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