We worry a lot about obesity. We see it in headlines and when we walk down the street. The majority of us are smacked by it, a little or a lot, when we step on the scale. We attribute it to sugary drinks and fast food.
Care2′s bloggers have reflected on the role supermarkets play, the startling projection that half of U.S. adults will be obese in 20 years, why BMI (body mass index) may not be the best measurement, and a host of other issues.
A new study gives us another reason for concern. It seems our extra pounds are imperiling the environment and putting global food security at risk.
We have already heard about the impact of obesity on our health care costs. Now a team of U.K. researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine says we need to broaden our perspective.
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