Tuesday, September 26, 2006

:: adgruntie :: Cardiologist opposes Garfield as sleep spokesman

+ Garfield good spokesanimal for sleep? Maybe. But some think he doesn't make a good role model.
Cardiologist Mark D. Fox writes: "Garfield is a poster child for cardiovascular risk. Although I have no knowledge of his family history, he is clearly obese and sedentary. I shudder to think what his blood pressure and lipid profile are, given the quality and quantity of the diet he consumes. Similarly, if he is not yet frankly diabetic, Garfield is certainly at risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus and may already exhibit impaired glucose tolerance."

Continues Fox, "I have long suspected that Garfield suffers from clinical depression. In addition to his hypersomnolence and insatiable appetite, Garfield intermittently exhibits anhedonia (an inability to feel pleasure), apathy and mood swings."

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