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Obesity stats are weighted towards ladies

Swindon Advertiser: More women than men suffer weight problems More women than men suffer weight problems

FIFTY per cent more women are being admitted to hospital with obesity problems than men in Swindon, according to new figures.

For the tenth year running, data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show national obesity admissions for women in 2012-13 were much higher than those for men.

In Swindon, there was a total of 834 admissions with a primary and secondary diagnosis of obesity in 2012-13. A total of 501 of these were female, and 333 were male.

Fiona Dickens, Community Dietitian for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said there is a lot of work being done in the town to reduce obesity levels.

She said: “Obesity is a problem in Swindon as in other parts of the UK as it increases the chances of developing a number of diseases.

“The Great Western Hospital provide a specialist intensive weight management clinic for obese patients to support them to lose weight, which is run by specialist dieticians.

“The Dietetic Department also see patients with a number of health conditions and give advice on weight management.

“The report doesn’t detail why there is this difference between inpatient admissions for men and women, but possible explanations include that morbid or severe obesity is more common amongst women (3.1 per cent in 2012) than among men (1.7 per cent in 2012).

“Nationally, more women than men go for bariatric surgery appointments in the NHS, with around eight in ten recorded finished consultant episodes involving female patients.

“It is likely that there are other factors involved, such as gender differences in developing disease due to obesity.

“For example, it is estimated that an obese woman is almost 13 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than a woman who is not obese. For men it is five times greater. There is also some evidence that men seek help with illness less readily than women.”

Alan Perkins, CEO of the HSCIC, said: “Obesity has been a public health issue for many years and can increase the risk of disease and long-term illness. Despite a recorded fall in admissions, hospitals still admitted over 10,000 cases with a primary diagnosis of obesity last year.

“The past 10 years of data show hospitals have dealt with considerably more women for obesity than men and it will be interesting to see if this pattern changes in coming years.”

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7:53am Tue 4 Mar 14

mrwoo says...

Still some good news for those fat girls who didn't get a Valetines card this year. Chin up, It;s pancake day!
Still some good news for those fat girls who didn't get a Valetines card this year. Chin up, It;s pancake day! mrwoo
  • Score: 6

8:22am Tue 4 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

95% of obesity is self inflicted, so there really are no excuses for the vast majority although I am sure there will be loads on here later. And please don't try and kid anyone that you really are happy being overweight, I haven't found anyone who is yet. This is one of the few things in life we have total control over and look what happens.
95% of obesity is self inflicted, so there really are no excuses for the vast majority although I am sure there will be loads on here later. And please don't try and kid anyone that you really are happy being overweight, I haven't found anyone who is yet. This is one of the few things in life we have total control over and look what happens. house on the hill
  • Score: 6

8:46am Tue 4 Mar 14

swindondad says...

On a lighter note,

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om/watch?v=VMnjF1O4e
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On a lighter note, http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=VMnjF1O4e H0 swindondad
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9:10am Tue 4 Mar 14

ChannelX says...

house on the hill wrote:
95% of obesity is self inflicted, so there really are no excuses for the vast majority although I am sure there will be loads on here later. And please don't try and kid anyone that you really are happy being overweight, I haven't found anyone who is yet. This is one of the few things in life we have total control over and look what happens.
While there is a difference between being overweight and obese, I'd agree with your post above. Only a vanishingly tiny number of people are obese due to circumstances beyond their control.

Similarly, I've never met anyone who is truly happy about being seriously overweight. Too lazy to do anything about it? Yes. Too indifferent to really care about it? Yes.

But never 'happy' about it, no.

Surely it comes as no surprise that it's women that tend towards obesity rather than men?
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: 95% of obesity is self inflicted, so there really are no excuses for the vast majority although I am sure there will be loads on here later. And please don't try and kid anyone that you really are happy being overweight, I haven't found anyone who is yet. This is one of the few things in life we have total control over and look what happens.[/p][/quote]While there is a difference between being overweight and obese, I'd agree with your post above. Only a vanishingly tiny number of people are obese due to circumstances beyond their control. Similarly, I've never met anyone who is truly happy about being seriously overweight. Too lazy to do anything about it? Yes. Too indifferent to really care about it? Yes. But never 'happy' about it, no. Surely it comes as no surprise that it's women that tend towards obesity rather than men? ChannelX
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9:17am Tue 4 Mar 14

swindondad says...

ChannelX says...

"Surely it comes as no surprise that it's women that tend towards obesity rather than men?"


You (Sir?) are a braver person than I to post that comment.
ChannelX says... "Surely it comes as no surprise that it's women that tend towards obesity rather than men?" You (Sir?) are a braver person than I to post that comment. swindondad
  • Score: 5

12:21pm Tue 4 Mar 14

ChannelX says...

swindondad wrote:
ChannelX says...

"Surely it comes as no surprise that it's women that tend towards obesity rather than men?"


You (Sir?) are a braver person than I to post that comment.
How so?

Females are genetically predisposed to store fat in greater quantities than men and, of course, are the gender that is able to give birth.

In my experience, the amount of women who weigh significantly less after having children is in the minority.

Indeed, given that many women blame their weight on having had children, it seems unlikely they'd take offence at anyone who agreed with them.
[quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: ChannelX says... "Surely it comes as no surprise that it's women that tend towards obesity rather than men?" You (Sir?) are a braver person than I to post that comment.[/p][/quote]How so? Females are genetically predisposed to store fat in greater quantities than men and, of course, are the gender that is able to give birth. In my experience, the amount of women who weigh significantly less after having children is in the minority. Indeed, given that many women blame their weight on having had children, it seems unlikely they'd take offence at anyone who agreed with them. ChannelX
  • Score: 3

1:49pm Tue 4 Mar 14

trolley dolley says...

The answer has always been simple.

CUT DOWN ON THE CALORIES.
The answer has always been simple. CUT DOWN ON THE CALORIES. trolley dolley
  • Score: 4

1:52pm Tue 4 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

ChannelX wrote:
swindondad wrote:
ChannelX says...

"Surely it comes as no surprise that it's women that tend towards obesity rather than men?"


You (Sir?) are a braver person than I to post that comment.
How so?

Females are genetically predisposed to store fat in greater quantities than men and, of course, are the gender that is able to give birth.

In my experience, the amount of women who weigh significantly less after having children is in the minority.

Indeed, given that many women blame their weight on having had children, it seems unlikely they'd take offence at anyone who agreed with them.
I don't think anyone likes the honest truth sometimes, male or female, especially when they know it is entirely their fault for the position they find themselves in. It sadly shows the weakness of human nature to bury your head rather than face reality. It is also the diseases that go with it that you think would scare people into doing something about it even if the whole way they look doesn't. In a society where we seem to judge others on looks so often it is surprising there is so much obesity.
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: ChannelX says... "Surely it comes as no surprise that it's women that tend towards obesity rather than men?" You (Sir?) are a braver person than I to post that comment.[/p][/quote]How so? Females are genetically predisposed to store fat in greater quantities than men and, of course, are the gender that is able to give birth. In my experience, the amount of women who weigh significantly less after having children is in the minority. Indeed, given that many women blame their weight on having had children, it seems unlikely they'd take offence at anyone who agreed with them.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone likes the honest truth sometimes, male or female, especially when they know it is entirely their fault for the position they find themselves in. It sadly shows the weakness of human nature to bury your head rather than face reality. It is also the diseases that go with it that you think would scare people into doing something about it even if the whole way they look doesn't. In a society where we seem to judge others on looks so often it is surprising there is so much obesity. house on the hill
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2:09pm Tue 4 Mar 14

PJC says...

Maybe partially due to men being more reluctant to to the Dr. in general, so it may not be reported until it gets bad?
Maybe partially due to men being more reluctant to to the Dr. in general, so it may not be reported until it gets bad? PJC
  • Score: -1

2:35pm Tue 4 Mar 14

swindon281 says...

I think there should be a heavy tax for fat people. I'm happy to determine what is 'fat' I will save the council a load ££££ and maybe run for mayor thereafter....whoop!
I think there should be a heavy tax for fat people. I'm happy to determine what is 'fat' I will save the council a load ££££ and maybe run for mayor thereafter....whoop! swindon281
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Brenda21157 says...

I know you probably wont like it but I think being too fat is ugly and gives a impression of laziness. So I try to keep my weight down as much as I possible can with eating a healthy diet and a little exercise each day. It's not easy..you need to be disciplined to keep at a healthy weight and it's a regime for life.
I know you probably wont like it but I think being too fat is ugly and gives a impression of laziness. So I try to keep my weight down as much as I possible can with eating a healthy diet and a little exercise each day. It's not easy..you need to be disciplined to keep at a healthy weight and it's a regime for life. Brenda21157
  • Score: 6

5:25pm Tue 4 Mar 14

John~R says...

trolley dolley wrote:
The answer has always been simple.

CUT DOWN ON THE CALORIES.
And get the NHS to recommend lower daily calories than those indicated at http://www.nhs.uk/ch
q/pages/1126.aspx?Ca
tegoryID=51&SubCateg
oryID=165, which are only appropriate for a fairly active lifestyle.
[quote][p][bold]trolley dolley[/bold] wrote: The answer has always been simple. CUT DOWN ON THE CALORIES.[/p][/quote]And get the NHS to recommend lower daily calories than those indicated at http://www.nhs.uk/ch q/pages/1126.aspx?Ca tegoryID=51&SubCateg oryID=165, which are only appropriate for a fairly active lifestyle. John~R
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3:24am Wed 5 Mar 14

dukeofM4 says...

For every Billie Bunter, there are nearly two Betty Bunters in world 2014. That's the sad truth.
For every Billie Bunter, there are nearly two Betty Bunters in world 2014. That's the sad truth. dukeofM4
  • Score: 2

11:49am Wed 5 Mar 14

trolley dolley says...

"John~R says...

And get the NHS to recommend lower daily calories than those indicated at http://www.nhs.uk/ch

q/pages/1126.aspx?Ca

tegoryID=51&SubCateg

oryID=165, which are only appropriate for a fairly active lifestyle."

Sorry John it is easier than you suggest.

If you are getting fat then you are eating too much. You don't need any advice, just stop feeding your mouth.

Very simple really.
"John~R says... And get the NHS to recommend lower daily calories than those indicated at http://www.nhs.uk/ch q/pages/1126.aspx?Ca tegoryID=51&SubCateg oryID=165, which are only appropriate for a fairly active lifestyle." Sorry John it is easier than you suggest. If you are getting fat then you are eating too much. You don't need any advice, just stop feeding your mouth. Very simple really. trolley dolley
  • Score: 3

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