The rising numbers of people who are overweight and obese in the UK means the nation uses 19% more food than 40 years ago, a study suggests.
That could equate to an extra 60 mega tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, the team calculated.
Transport costs of a fatter population were also included in the International Journal of Epidemiology study.
Dr Phil Edwards, study leader and researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said they had set out to calculate what the UK energy consumption would be if the weight of the population was put back a few decades.
“ Staying slim is good for health and for the environment ”
Dr Phil Edwards
The SCM predicts that
only extreme out-groups, groups that are both stereotypically
hostile and stereotypically incompetent (low warmth,
low competence), such as addicts and the homeless, will be
dehumanized. Prior studies show that the medial prefrontal
cortex (mPFC) is necessary for social cognition.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging provided data for
examining brain activations in 10 participants viewing 48
photographs of social groups and 12 participants viewing
objects; each picture dependably represented one SCM
quadrant. Analyses revealed mPFC activation to all social
groups except extreme (low-low) out-groups, who especially
activated insula and amygdala, a pattern consistent
with disgust, the emotion predicted by the SCM. No objects,
though rated with the same emotions, activated the mPFC.
This neural evidence supports the prediction that extreme
out-groups may be perceived as less than human, or dehumanized
what? all my posts?
cripes, I'll have to review to see if that's true.
I'm trying to remember what I said..
Occasionally I'm too crabby for even myself, and cut what I posted (again, that would be relatively quickly.) So.. I'll have to study if that could have happened, HoT; it might have on this thread.
I see a lot of us clicking emotionally, from time to time, and you are right, I don't post re plusses or minuses - I'm a shoot from the hip type, for better or worse, occasionally way worse re neg response. Hah, this may be attention deficit, I've little patience.
But dehumanization/humanization are just words.
I know so many people dissed every day who are power houses, given footing.