July 12, 2012
They contend a new social meme concerning consumption, weight and population growth called “globesity” must be introduced to combat this new problem.
“The overall message is that we need a renewed focus on both population and consumption ~ it’s not enough to look at one or the other. We need to look at both, because together they determine the footprint on the world.”
A new propaganda study published in the Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, claims that vaccines are the answer to the chemical and psychological issues that surround obesity.
“Can you imagine the potential for vaccines?”
~ Mice who were given the vaccines experienced an initial drastic loss of weight but then gained weight over the course of six weeks ~ just not as quickly as the mice in the control group.~ The weight loss after the first dose of vaccine was so drastic that the dose used in the second injection in the study was reduced out of concern for the mice’s health.~ If the volume of vaccine given to the mice was scaled up it would be equivalent to over a litre for an average sized adult ~ a much greater volume than is usually used in a vaccination.
“An anti-ghrelin vaccine may become an alternate treatment for obesity, to be used in combination with diet and exercise.”
Simply put, scientists are advocating altering the mental states of humans to control their consumptive tendencies.
“This study demonstrates the possibility of treating obesity with vaccination”, says one of the authors of the study. “Although further studies are necessary to discover the long term implications of these vaccines, treatment of human obesity with vaccination would provide physicians with a drug- and surgical- free option against the weight epidemic.”
The researcher concluded that the somatostatin vaccines were “effective in reducing weight gain and reducing final body weight percentage versus baseline weights”. He suggested that further study is warranted in other animal models.
Issues with the ‘control’ vaccination
The main limitation with this study is that the control injection did not include the same basic solution as the vaccines. Therefore it is unclear whether the effects of the vaccine injections were in fact caused by the solution used for the vaccine, rather than the vaccine itself. However, further experiments using the solution as a control are planned.
Safety of the dose of vaccine given
The results suggested that most of the weight loss occurred shortly after the first vaccination, when mice stopped eating normally. These drastic results prompted the researcher to reduce the dose used for the second vaccination out of concern for the mice’s health. After the initial weight loss, the vaccinated mice gained weight, although they did not catch up with the control mice by the end of the six-week study period.
Overall weight gain
The researcher noted that the effect of the vaccination was short-lived (a food intake reduction for two days after the initial vaccination), which means that repeated doses of the vaccination would be needed to prolong the results.
Unrealistic volume of vaccine required
The researcher noted that the volume of vaccine given to the mice would be the equivalent of giving a 1.6 litre vaccination to a 100kg human ~ a much greater volume than is used in normal human vaccinations. However, the researcher went on to say that results in pigs suggest that such a large volume may not be needed to produce an immune response.
Overall, these results are not hugely encouraging but have been awarded significant hype in the media. The results in fact illustrate that these vaccinations are not ready for human testing. The idea of a treatment that allows people to continue to eat whatever they like and not gain weight is still fantasy.