Eat all you want!

Soon to a doctor’s office near you: an obesity vaccine.

Well, let’s think about this for a second: this vaccine, in rats at least, targets a hormone that regulates appetite and fat storage. Vaccinate rats and they don’t change food intake, but lose weight. That sounds like a wonderful panacea, but in my opinion, there’s a reason we have that hormone. Who knows what might happen if people start being vaccinated against it? Might they start starving to death despite eating their fill?

Sometimes I wonder about modern medicine, which seeks to eliminate personal responsibility by providing cures that require no or little lifestyle changes. Take a pill, get an injection, and all your troubles will go away…


4 Responses to “Eat all you want!”

  1. 1 Argent August 1, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Oh, great. I can just see all children before entering First Grade being required to have this shot.

    Then all Freshmen in college have to have a booster shot. Gotta fend off that Freshman 20, you know.

    BTW, I’ve tagged you for the One Book Meme.

  2. 2 Chad August 1, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    Screw you skinny guys–

    Where do I sign?

  3. 3 Edmund C. August 1, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    Hey, just because I have to remember to eat enough to keep my weight up…

  4. 4 Bekah August 1, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    On the recommendation of Jimmy Akin, I’ve picked up the 4400 on DVD. One of the episodes we watched over the weekend dealt with this same topic: one of the returnees discovered that his saliva contained the power to make others lose substantial weight over night. A day later, the couple that first encountered this ‘diet aid’ were wasting away despite eating everything in sight. They ended up dying of organ failure due to starvation.

    Well, you know how I feel about vaccinations. 😉 But, it’s apparent modern medicine thinks that miracles are found in small syringes.

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