Do you know that I have extensively reported on this in my book “OBESITY: CAUSES, CURE AND PREVENTION” (ISBN 978-967-9988-05-8, a 471-page book), as early as in 1998. So, the above is NOT a new study, in the first place.
I have very clearly and elaborately reported, with statistics, nearly ALL the risk factors / causes that are responsible for obesity, including morbid obesity (i.e., disease-causing obesity).
If this group of people are reporting the SAME news AS IF IT IS NEW, then, in the area of research and publications, it is called PLAGIARISM.
Plagiarism simply means copying some one else’s work.
Do you think this team of researchers have done an act of plagiarism?
No! I don’t think they have done that.
However, they have done a small mistake, that has become a big mistake.
Ordinarily, when people do research, especially when they begin to discuss their findings in relation to earlier discoveries, they are expected to do INTENSE LITERATURE SEARCH.
In the past, such researchers had to spend in well-equipped libraries some six months or more to do this.
In fact, such a search is often done even before they start doing their study.
Nowadays, with the availability of information through computers, the task has become a lot easier.
Of course, this book contains research information gathered between 1975 and 1998!
The above being the case, this team of researchers appear to have overlooked some publications, such as mine, which has a registered ISBN (i.e., international Standard Book Number) + CIP (i.e., Cataloguing-in-Publication Data).
If they searched well, they could have borrowed my publication from National Library of Malaysia.
Sad that they have not done so.
Although they have done this mistake, their study and findings must have been their original one.
One thing should keep me happy.
Afterall, they have re-confirmed my findings!
Naturally, they cannot come up with some other finding, simply because, my findings are true!
They have doubted some causes, which are not true!
Those who have a copy of my book OBESITY with you, please turn over to Chapter 4: FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO OBESITY, between pages 73 and 158.
You will find that 13% of the obesity in MEN is due to IMPROPER EATING HABITS, and the same accounts for 20% IN WOMEN.
The so-called ‘new study’ reports only on chewing.
Whereas, my study has included the influences caused by SEVERAL other factors. Here is the list:
The effect of rapid eating on obesity
The effects of chewing food Vs. swallowing it on obesity
The effect of quantity of food per ingestion / mouthful on obesity
The effect of drinking water intermittently while eating food on obesity
The effect drinking too much or too little water on obesity
The effect of profuse sweating on obesity
The effect of talking while eating on obesity
The effect of food density on obesity
The effect of reduced urination, as against excessive urination on obesity
The use of fan at high speed on obesity.
The effect of exposure to sunshine on obesity
The effect of calcium and vitamin D on obesity.
The effect of chocolates, milk, calcium-enriched drinks, etc. on obesity
The effect of consuming powdered form of milk on obesity.
The effect of fruit eating on obesity
The effect of jogging and strenuous sweat-out exercises on obesity (In reality, they increase the obesity!)
The effect of toilet frequency (bowel movement frequency) on obesity
When it gets enough publicity, it will become even more popular than that of Harry Potter's!
What I have listed above are discussed with statistical data, regressions, and the like.
I have excellent and undeniable explanations for each of those risk factors.
Those who read it will adore it!
But how am I going to make it available to EVERYBODY worldwide?
If you have any idea, please help me.
If you are a broad-minded philanthropist, who does not believe that health science discoveries must come only from Allopathic medical practitioners and not from Ph.D. research scientists, please come forward, and spread this knowledge to people all over the world, so that they can be saved from disastrous sufferings of all kinds.
I hope, from now on, scientists wanting to publish their papers on obesity or any other related subject, would search for earlier publications related to their subject, and acknowledge accordingly, rather than claiming that theirs is the first-time reporting.