Huge Rise In Skin Caused By Bad Lifestyle Choices

09-08-07


THE incidence of skin in Britain has soared dramatically in recent years and our hedonistic modern lifestyles are largely to blame, doctors insisted last night.

A rare case of lack of skin, one of only two reported in Britain last year

Only ten years ago the amount of skin in Britain was quite small, with just enough available to tightly cover the skeletons and internal organs of most of the population.

However, a combination of constant drunkenness, fatty food, and cheap foreign travel has created an enormous increase in skin, much of which is filled with fat and bursting out from people’s clothing, the doctors added.

Dr Bill McKay, an expert on skin at Dundee University, said he now regularly encountered people with so much skin that it had to be carried into his consulting room in wheelbarrows.

He said: “We all need some skin otherwise our organs would fall out and drag along the floor, our eyeballs would dangle down in front of our faces, and people would faint when they met us. But there really is no need to have as much as that.”

Dr McKay said excess skin was chiefly caused by bad lifestyle choices by people who were either too poor or stupid to know how to look after themselves. He said such people should be tortured, or at the very least forced to eat and live healthily by law.

He said: “Most of this skin is caused by people going on cheap package holidays where they lie around in the sun all day eating and drinking instead of following their doctor's advice to rent a castle in Umbria for a month and spend the time touring Romanesque churches and wearing a hat.

“Everyone out there knows what they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle: a salary of over £100,000 a year for working a few mornings a week, at least four hours of golf every day, and a couple of really exclusive resort holidays a year. Why can’t they just do it?”

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