Heard an interesting point today that came from a book called “The Fattening of America” where the author states that business and policymakers need to re-examine the role they play in America’s obesity epidemic.
Leaders, according to the book’s Web site, need to do exactly the opposite of where the economy is taking us. They need to make it cheaper and easier to be thin—not fat.
One example the author pointed out is that the advent of powerful, relatively inexpensive medication may have reduced the blood pressure and cholesterol levels of modern obese Americans to healthier levels than their thinner American counterparts decades ago.
So the question becomes, if the consequences of becoming obese are not as profound as they used to be, is obesity still an issue?
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