ANSWERS: 42
  • No, it's advertising and unhealthy food choices.
  • No, it's the fat people watching it.
  • Partly, yes: Regularly watching two hours of TV a day increased the risk of becoming obese by 23 per cent and the risk of developing diabetes by 14 per cent. Other sedentary behaviours, such as spending a lot of time sitting at home or work, were also detrimental to health - not to the same extent. http://www.bupa.co.uk/health_information/html/health_news/290403tv.html
  • No. Excessive amounts of food are! ;-)
  • I wouldn't say so. It seems too easy to just blame TV and then have people move on with their lives, content that their obesity is none of their own doing.
  • Yeah - what the hell, no? TV is to blame for most things! ;-)
  • No. People are.
  • No, it's the on/off button.
  • I would say the person shoving the food in their mouth is the "bigger" problem. :)
  • It's just like blaming violence on video games. Games don't make you violent, it's .01% of gamers doing violent stuff.
  • No, stupid parenting is, if we're talking about children. That's for obesity though, not constitutions which can't be helped.
  • No, the population is aging and as most people age, they get heavier.
  • No. The availability of food combined with the lack of need to do any form of excercise is to blame. But that aside, it's the INDIVIDUAL PERSON to blame.
  • No, food is the reason for the epidemic. It should be banned.
  • Fat people are to blame for people being fat.
  • no, laziness is
  • I don't believe so :)
  • No but I do believe too much food is.
  • No , fat people are. The majority of fat people owe their weight to their own choices. Food cannot be blamed, tv cannot be blamed. They are the ones who choose to overeat, not exercise etc. Anyone can get fat if they eat too much rubbish and never get a workout. That is their choice and I am sick of people trying to blame anything but themselves. I have managed to stay at a healthy weight my entire life. I still eat fast food, and have my moments of laziness, but I vary my life enough to make sure I don't become a porker. It has gotten to the point where fat people are whining and complaining so much that I am losing things I like! I liked being able to supersize my food! I liked having portions that were larger! I liked being able to go get something fried in something bad for me. Just because some people can't handle it in moderation, I lost things I like. ( there are medical reasons that someone would be overweight that are not their fault. Unlike popular belief, though, these illnesses are not that common. The most common being diabetes. Those people are not so much to blame, unless they don't even try to maintain themselves as best they can) So to the fat people out there who are sure to DR me for this truthful answer, I have a couple things to say. First off, if you eat rubbish and don't get any activity, quit whining. That means it is all your fault that you are fat. Don't ruin my life because you can't put the damn nuggets down! If you notice you have a weight problem, look to yourself first, and see if you are the problem. if you are, STOP EATING SO MUCH GARBAGE!
  • TV, video games, advertising, ease of procuring foods. There are many factors.
  • Nope, I believe that would be food and lack of self control.
  • Not to blame but an aid.
  • I don't think so. It just gives fat people a variety of ideas on how to stay fat.
  • no, I blame lazy people for the fat epidemic.
  • No ...it is a plan by the Food manufacturers and supermarket chains. It includes the pharmaceutical manufacturers and the FDA, FCC and everyone else with any connection to those mentioned above. We were told lies about what to eat and filled with food additives and artificial sweeteners that have no value other than to fatten you up. t hen diet plans making millions lied to us s to what they would do. Restaurants serve larger portions and this make us gain weight. All it is - It is about money. after all of this we get sick and then the medical profession keeps us that way. Few ever get well again. Well people do not spend money in the medical offices.
  • Nope. No ONE thing is to blame for it.. Really, every one would like to have someone other than themselves to blame for being fat.. when really, it is their own laziness. Sad, But true. ~+~
  • if you blame TV your only using it as a scapegoat. but either way im going with no
  • I blame too much food. Or the wrong kind of food.
  • Disclaimer: This is in no way directed at the VERY FEW people who suffer from a medical condition causing their weight problem. ***End Disclaimer*** No, Keith. I think what is to blame for the fat epidemic is people sitting on their arses and being lazy and feeding their face with junk. Pretty simple formula for becoming a fat @ss: 1) consume way more calories than you need 2) consume processed foods (preferably made with the aid of saturated fats, sugars, and as many preservatives as possible) 3) drive around a parking lot for 10 minutes waiting for a closer parking space to open up 4) refuse to exercise any more than reaching for the remote 5) don't forget the soda, it goes good with the candy bars when you're watching your favorite show
  • I agree with YARNLADY FOR PRESI DENT their is so much unhealthy chemicals in food these days it's hard to avoid!
  • No, greedy weak-willed people are.
  • I don't think so. I think that TV has been trying to help people become more aware that they can do something about their struggle with weight loss. I think the Biggest Loser is absolutely amazing and genuinely helpful. I think Oprah tries to keep it inspiring AND medical when it comes to weightloss. I am sure that the appeal to watch TV instead of participating in the live world can contribute to obesity. But I think many shows try to intervene, to some degree.
  • And don't forget about computers and video games.
  • i work at red lobster and when all you can eat shrimp starts i think they should also hand out a free cert. to the emergency room. but the best is when you order all you can eat with a diet coke...because thats going to help. lets blame it on not educating our kids that just because its a grilled chic sand. from mcds doesnt make it healthy. we should eat to live not live to eat!
  • Hey we gotta blame something right. Why should any take responsibility for themselves? I blame air conditioning for people being fat.
  • No. It's inactivity. Society has made it possible for people to be lazier and yet acquire just as much food as they have in the past. Television is just part of the problem. But that's been around since the 1950s, when most people were thin. Even in the 80s, when television suddenly became a bigger mode of entertainment, obesity was nowhere near being an epidemic. But in the age of technology, fewer people are being action. Sedentary to light activity has become the overwhelming norm.
  • No. Adults are responsible for their own eating habits:)
  • No people shouldn't make excuses and blame it on things. it is the person who is overweights fault for letting themselves get that way by being lazy and over eating.
  • Sloth and laziness are responsible for the "fat epidemic". +1
  • No, fat people who stuff their mouths all day & dont do any exercise are to blame for their fatness! It's not TV, their glands, water retention, being big boned, having a slow metabolism, or genetics, its overeating & laziness, plain & simple!
  • No we can't blame the TV..e have the freedom to watch it or not..however technology is partly to blame and TV's video's and DVD players are all part of that entertainment technology..again, we have our own minds..if you mean obesity in adults..there are a number of factors..that include, lack of exercise, uneducated in nutritional values, laziness and so on.. With children it usually starts as a result of parents feeding and allowing their kids to eat junk.. Basically TV plays its role in encouraging people to be obese..but its by far the cause of this kind of lifestyle..
  • No. A shitty diet and laziness = fat people.

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