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Individuals can no longer be held responsible for obesity so government must act to stop Britain "sleepwalking" into a crisis, a report has concluded.
The largest ever UK study into obesity, backed by government and compiled by 250 experts, said excess weight was now the norm in our "obesogenic" society.
Obesity, the authors concluded, was an inevitable consequence of a society in which energy-dense, cheap foods, labour-saving devices, motorised transport and sedentary work were rife.
Originally posted by budski
There are many reasons for obesity, and many ways to tackle it - giving people a pat on the head and saying "there there, it's not your fault", is not one of them.
Originally posted by Beachcoma
If you come from a family whose members have a tendency to become overweight, PUT THE HAMBURGER DOWN!
this? Another scapegoat to diminish individual responsibility :shk:
Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
[It's INCREDIBLY more expensive to buy quality ingredients for your meals than it is to buy into fast food.