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I'm all for Warnings, but for Professors, not Clothes

a href=”http://thecrisper.com/index.php/2006/12/16/uk-professor-bring-on-the-obesity-warning-labels/”Dave at the Crisper blog /adiscusses a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html?in_article_id=422917in_page_id=1774″an article /afrom the emDaily Mail /emabout a professor who proposes putting obesity warnings on clothes:br /br /blockquoteOversize clothes should have obesity helpline numbers sewn on them to try and reduce Britain’s fat crisis, a leading professor said today. br /br /And new urban roads should only be built if they have cycle lanes, according to Naveed Sattar, Professor of Metabolic Medicine at the University of Glasgow. br /br /He is calling for more government intervention with a central agency set up to deal with the problems of obesity…..br /br /”People clearly have some responsibility for their health, but society and government have a responsibility to make the preferred, easy choices healthier ones,” he said. /blockquotebr /br /I propose, instead, that we sew warning labels on professors who spout totalitarian ideas that seek to take away personal autonomy and replace it with government dependence. That is my preferred easy healthier choice. What about you?