Surprising news on obesity
It’s not calories. It’s laziness.
I’ve been puzzling about a recent UK report from the Institute of Economic Affairs called The Fat Lie.
I’m convinced calories are part of the problem. I also believe the merit of exercise is obvious but not always easy to put into practice.
Nevertheless, the facts from this report are revealing. Since 2002, for adults in England:
• Sugar consumption has declined 7.5%
• Calorie consumption has fallen 4%
• Body weight has increased by 2kg.
The report’s author concludes: “The root cause of Britain’s rising obesity levels hasn’t been a rise in calorie intake, but a rise in inactivity. … Anti-market policies aimed at the whole population, such as fat taxes, will do nothing for the nation’s health.”