How to combat the obesity epidemic

From the December 2010 issue of Nutrition Action magazine:

"...if it's an epidemic, that means it's been triggered by the environment.

And what do you do if you have too much malaria? You drain the swamps.

What do you do if you have too many deaths on the highway? You impose seat belts.

These are public health measures.

What do you do when you have an epidemic of obesity?

We're going to have to impose taxes on soft drinks and subsidize healthier food.

And we need safe neighbourhoods where kids can play.

...

My grandmother knew that if you want to lose weight, you have to eat less and exercise more

We're still there, but the real trigger of the obesity epidemic is the environment

I couldn't agree more.

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