Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Evolution led to obesity
According to Kate Steinbeck, co-chair of the 10th International Congress on Obesity in Sydney this is the first generation in history where children may die before parents.
Obesity had become an insidious killer and the major contributing cause of preventable diseases such as diabetes and heat disease.
Evolution and the environment has led to a global obesity pandemic with an estimated 1.5 billion people over weight.
Too little sleep and fat rich fast food is also to be blamed for altering a person's biology. No wonder girls as young as five are sensitive about their bodies in a "weight-hostile" environment that equates popularity and attractiveness with thinness.
It was suggested that the governments should consider taxing sugary beverages to protect Americans from consuming hundreds of excess calories a day.
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