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Cutting carbon emissions will help combat obesity even if global warming is a myth, a senior scientist has said.
The world needs to go on a “fossil fuel diet” to stop both climate change and obesity, according to health experts.
Professor Ian Roberts of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said there is a direct correlation between and carbon emissions and expanding waistlines.
He said as soon as countries begin using cars and other energy intensive machines, it not only causes an increase in greenhouse gases but also in the population's average weight, because people exercise less.