Ridiculous Study of the Week: Diabetes Risk

Well, they have gone and done it.  Researchers have discovered that “severe childhood obesity is tied to higher type 2 diabetes risk”.  I know, right?  You’re shocked.  As one author states:

“The rising incidence of diabetes in young adults is related to the epidemic of childhood obesity and is largely driven by the increase in severe degrees of obesity in youth,” Sinha said. “A rise in youth-onset diabetes is likely to lead to development of late-stage complications of diabetes and premature mortality.”

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The bigger question, however, has not been asked of this scientist. If I was able to ask this crack researcher one thing it would be, “Why the f%ck are we doing the same studies over and over again?  Of course obesity is related to diabetes!”

And then I would eat a whoopee pie as he looked at me in disgust.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Diabetes Risk

  1. Kurt
    June 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Nothing is going to change until people are held accountable for their lousy habits. Period!
    The MD’s in cheap suits (Doug mentions) that have nothing to do with treating people are fast to
    blame us in the trenches for not “educating” the masses on their bad habits. I have news for them, I can print off 150 pages of self help information and they can go home and use it to start their
    wood stove. The vast majority, don’t care.
    This is the worst time in history to consider a career in primary care! Get to be a whipping boy for
    everyone’s non-compliance.
    Going to talk to the retirement planner. Glad 65 is getting on the horizon and I can bail out. Too bad as my experience goes with me along with my satisfaction of life increasing immensely.
    Feel sorrow for the younger practitioners who are left behind to deal with this stupid philosophy.

  2. Perry
    June 13, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, sleep apnea. We’re going to have a very unhealthy society. And, not be able to pay for it.

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