According to a study, the Americans are too fat for x-rays, and the US government says 64% of the population are obese. This has lead to necessary x-raying and ultrasounds being abandoned.
Dr Colin Wayne of the UK’s National Obesity Forum states:
It’s worrying if people can’t get the necessary investigations. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. It is the epidemic of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases that will follow in the wake of obesity that is even more worrying.
So, my questions are: how have we come to this? Is it only because of our poor diets and lack of exercise? Is it as easy as to only address those things, or is there a bigger problem here? Is it perhaps about the whole western lifestyle?
Either way, I think it’s sad that people can’t get the necessary treatment because of their body composition and weight…