February 25, 2020

The Dangers of Overeating and Tattoos



The Dangers of Overeating and Tattoos
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“Maslenitsa week is usually accompanied by all sorts of food excesses, including plentiful blini eating. And in this regard, any overeating is harmful to the body.”

-Member of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection Dr. Boris Mendelevich on the potential pitfalls of eating too many blini this week during Maslenitsa celebrations.

Runner-Up Quote

“This is a more severe manifestation of the spiritual intellectual crisis that we are experiencing. In general, all these tattoos should be prohibited.”

– First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science Gennady Onishchenko in an interview with radio station “Govorit Moskva” (“Moscow is Speaking”) on the danger of tattoos. He said he believes that loving tattoos is associated with an overabundance of sex hormones.

 

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