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Burqa clad women tend to become obese or over-weight

Reader comment on item: The Case for Banning Burqas and Niqabs
in response to reader comment: Iran's Women's Fashion Revolution?

Submitted by Prashant (India), Oct 5, 2022 at 00:45

Dear Readers, The optimal truth probably resides between glorifying nudity and forcing women to cover themselves from head to toe. More modern societies determine this optimal by letting individuals choose for themselves within the general societal guidelines.

The stubborn Islamic societies force dress codes on the women. These dress codes are often unwritten and always controversial.

Obesity is a problem for the entire humanity across all religions and cultures. No single cause can be blamed as the cause of obesity. Many different factors might be contributing.
I have had the opportunity to observe burqa clad women in Muslim communities in India, in inner cities of USA, and in airports across Europe. I have noted that burqa clad women tend to be more overweight than others.

The above is a conjecture based on biased observations that needs to be statistically verified. All humans want to look good to others. Maintaining good weight is a part of looking good. Wearing extremely loose clothes, like Burqa, allows people to hide their appearance by concealing the extra pounds on their body. In addition, I am pretty sure that a woman without burqa is more likely to go for a outdoor long walk or jog than a woman with burqa.

A link between women's cardio-vascular health and head-to-toe burqas needs to be investigated. In particular, if burqas are chosen be women, remedial life-style changes to maintain good health should be devised.


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