Tuesday, 3 September 2013

So we're not getting fatter...


Ah yes! The "obesity pandemic", the curse of junk food and "obesogenic environments". And this:

"When we are talking about obesity, we are not just talking about something that everyone is equally susceptible to.
We are dividing up into two tribes. There is a group of the population that are now resistant to dramatic weight-increase and a susceptible portion who continue to gain.
The Government's approach to the issue needs to be more detailed if it is to be tackled successfully."

Since we know that levels of obesity really haven't shifted much over the last decade, perhaps we need to start seeing the problem as one specific to particular people and to target public health efforts to those people rather than introduce nannying all-population policies that simply 'punish' people who don't have a problem.


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