News From 1955

“Obesity now a ‘lifestyle’ choice for Americans, expert says“:

“Obesity is a natural extension of an advancing economy. As you become a First World economy and you get all these labor-saving devices and low-cost, easily accessible foods, people are going to eat more and exercise less,” health economist Eric Finkelstein told AFP.


I need a “health economist” to tell me this? Fifty years ago, in those less enlightened times, less obssessed with counterknowledge, this was called “common sense.”


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