Friday, 19 October 2007

Shocker: most British citizens obese by 2050

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In what could be a really scary proposition for a major, industrialized country, British officials stated that a majority of its citizens could be obese by the year 2050. As a result, the country's health secretary concluded that a "shift" needs to occur in the way the nation tackles obesity.

Similar to this post I wrote this morning, Health Secretary Alan Johnson singled out an environment of abundance and underlying biology for the reasons of increasing obesity -- not eating habits. But, I disagree here -- eating habits are part of that "abundance," yes?

Regardless, the less we walk and the more we drive and the less we eat (good food) and the more we eat (processed, convenience food) are all changing the rules of the obesity game. Oddly, it sounds like the natural order of things.

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