Obesity Linked to Eating

Dr. Phillip Metz of the FDA research department made a startling discovery in the field of obesity research. Metz has discovered what he describes as "a direct correlation between eating and obesity." Metz continued, stating that "it's not only how much you eat, it's also what you eat. For example a rice cake wouldn't cause as much obesity as the same amount of cheeseburger".

Frank Wayne, chairman of Metz's department cautions that "these results are still preliminary - although the figures are promising, it could take years of testing to be certain". Metz is more confident, stating that in nearly all of the subjects he observed, weight was directly linked to food intake. Dr. Metz also cites the preliminary results of several animal studies.

The inspiration for this theory, according to Metz, "struck when [he] was taking [his] family out to a local buffet... [Metz] noticed that the larger people seemed to be eating more than the smaller people". Owner of the buffet, John Ho commented "sure, when you work in this business you notice this kind of thing. When Dr. Metz asked me about it, I told him that I too had noticed this pattern".

Dr. Lyle Johnson, a colleague of Metz was shocked by the discovery. "And to think, all these years we've been trying to develop a pill or injection for obesity... all the time it was actually just due to overeating." Armed with this new knowledge, Johnson predicts that "within 6 to 8 months, we may see the end of obesity as we know it. All people have to do is adjust their diets accordingly... who could have guessed that the solution would be so simple?".

For now, though, the scientific community has greeted Metz mostly with skepticism. Dr. Joan White believes that "Dr. Metz could be jeopardizing public health by releasing his findings so early, there just hasn't been adequate testing." "Personally, I think he may be a little nuts." added one of Whites assistants, who wished to remain anonymous. White was most noted for her proposal of the genetic theory of obesity, which replaced the now debunked "big boned" theory.

"Either way", Metz says, "I think there will be some very interesting developments over the next two years.".

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