The Washington Times - April 20, 2009, 05:54AM

A new study concludes that fat people are bad for the environment because they eat more and drive more often than thin people, Reuters is reporting.

The study was conducted at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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“When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler,” researchers Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts wrote in their study.

The study found that overweight people had a larger “carbon footprint” than thin people.  Well, we all kinda expected that, didn’t we?  I’ve got a size 12.

According to the study, overweight people produce more carbon emissions — not necessarily flatulence, per se, but close enough to increase the need for air fresheners.

I think overweight people have a lot of pressure on them already to lose the weight.  Now the future of the planet depends on their dropping their excess weight?  “Drop that doughnut and give me 20 deep-knee bends!”