Obesity Epidemic

The US, and increasingly the world, is in the grip of a real epidemic — the seriousness of which is lost in our obsession with diets - Kenneth Cusi

Obesity Epidemic

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The One Thing To Do To Stop The Obesity Epidemic

I am frequently asked, “What is the one thing that can be done to stop the global obesity epidemic?” My answer: the one thing everyone can do is stop asking that question.

There is not one thing that caused the obesity epidemic. This is like asking, "What is the one thing that you can do to stop pollution, poverty, malaria or people posting cat videos on the Internet?" Major global health problems do not disappear with one simple solution, one gadget, one technology, one app, one person or one policy. Dr. Harry Rutter, obesity and non-communicable disease expert at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explains this eloquently in his article in the International Journal…

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