Junkfood Science: Fainting on the subway

January 03, 2007

Fainting on the subway

While we hear all sorts of things piled onto the “costs of obesity,” we rarely hear anything about the “costs of thinness.” A unique one was reported today by MSNBC. The New York Metropolitan Transporation Authority reports that dieters are the top cause for people fainting and becoming ill on the subways, resulting in train delays and disruptions. There are 395 delays every month caused by ill customers, just on New York City subways.

Fainting dieters delay New York City subways

Passengers ill from not eating are a top reason for disruptions, study finds.

Sick subway passengers, most of them dieters who faint from dizziness, are among the top causes of train delays, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority....

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