Popular Science Confirms BoF Theory
After failing to gain recognition from the academic community for more than five years, a ground-breaking piece of science from the IFOCE.s research department has been confirmed by Popular Science, the respected scientific journal.
The November 2003 Popular Science addresses the tendency for thinner, in-shape gurgitators to beat heavier eaters in competition. Many intuitively believe that a larger individual has more room to hold food, but this is not the case. The magazine states that the size of the stomach at rest is inconsequential and that the ability for the stomach to expand is all that matters.
This is the conclusion reached by former world champion hot dog eater Edward Krachie in his 1998 scholarly journal article, .CAN ABDOMINAL FAT ACT AS A RESTRICTIVE AGENT ON STOMACH EXPANSION? An Exploration of the Impact of Adipose Tissue on Competitive Eating.. In his article, Krachie goes a step further and proves that the stomach of a heavier eater is prevented from expanding by a .belt of fat..
The IFOCE and Edward Krachie submitted his piece to numerous academic journals including the New England Journal of Medicine. Sadly, all journals rejected his piece.
.This is an amazing moment of vindication,. said IFOCE President Richard Shea. .The scientific community has recognized that the IFOCE research was years ahead of the curve..
Copies of Krachie.s so-called Belt of Fat Theory are available through subscription to The Gurgitator, Life on the Circuit, the IFOCE.s quarterly publication. Copies of Popular Science are available at newsstands.