Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Mars, the bringer of flab

I'm sure I'm one of many who have been beguiled by the BBC headline "People can be fat yet fit, research suggests". In fact the piece would be more accurately titled "Being fat is only bad for you when it makes you ill". So it seems those deep-fried Mars bars should remain off-limits.

Though I haven't eaten a Mars bar in years, there was a time when I considered a coffee and a Mars an entirely satisfactory substitute for breakfast.

Not, however, deep-fried. Does anyone really eat them that way, or is that just a viciously Scotophobic urban myth? This settles the question in a somewhat curious manner. "Dispel" as a synonym for "prove to be entirely true" is a new one on me.