The Problem of Obesity

Grist has an article that talks about the problem of obesity. The author blames people for over eating and thus causing the problems of obesity which is correlated with higher incidences of diabetes and heart disease. He contrasts the slow deaths of those who over eat with the quick deaths of those who starve. It’s this sentence that I take exception to.

The vast majority of people who are obese are actually nutrient starved. Their bodies are starved just as much as those who get no food at all. The difference is that those who are obese have something to eat that seems to be food, although it has little nourishment left in it.

I think that solving the problem of obesity has more to do with the way we produce food in this country and educating people on kitchen literacy.

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