DZ has the uneasy feeling that what he is about to write may make him look sexist, and fattist.
Occasionally you come across a research project, the results of which come into the category of “the bleedin’ obvious” This paper, reported in the Telegraph is one such. So obese girls are less successful at getting pregnant than their slimmer sisters. Surprise surprise! The study actually refers to the success of IVF treatment, but the principle is well known to most blokes. If your typical male were trapped on a desert island with these two ladies which is more likely to end up pregnant?
Some of you may feel that I am being a little unkind and unfeeling, and NICE would agree, telling us all that we should not be using the word obese to our obese patients because it’s derogatory.
But the UK is fast becoming a nation of fatties and perhaps it’s time we told the plain truth . “No Mrs Lardbucket, you’re not big boned, you’re not retaining fluid, and it’s not your glands. You’re too sodding fat, because you have no self discipline, and you eat too much.” How's that for sensitivity?