Obesity overload

Have you noticed how obesity is becoming a top news story? First, McDonald’s made a small gesture by eliminating their infamous supersize fries and soft drinks. Now, a bunch of medical studies have come out linking obesity to shortened lifespan. What has changed to awaken the media to the obesity epidemic?

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2 Comments on “Obesity overload”

  1. Mom Says:

    They are now targeting obesity as the evil for everything since fewer people smoke, and they don’t have that to blame.

  2. NS Says:

    There are some lurid stories though:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/

    Heart failure, caused by obesity, has killed a child aged just three, it has been revealed.

    Specialists there have also seen four children "choked by their fat" who need breathing assistance to treat sleep disorders caused by blocked airways.

    The report warns obesity has grown by almost 400% in 25 years, with three-quarters of adults now overweight or obese.

    England has the fastest growing obesity problem in Europe, with childhood obesity tripling in 20 years.


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