From our friends down under at The Australian newspaper, we get the following gem:
“Obesity leaves children with livers like foie gras”
I’ll give you a minute.
It turns out that the scientists quoted in the article don’t make that analogy, they simply talk about what the causes and symptoms of a diseased liver are. The editor probably came up with that very vivid image to sex things up a little, in a manner of speaking.
No worries, foie-gras-haters. We can leave the ducks alone now and start farming chubby Australian school children.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 8, 2008