Why the Campaign to Stop America’s Obesity Crisis Keeps Failing

DISCUSSION 2 Comments

  1. Zeke May 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm

     and there is an excellent study by Kate Pickett and others on why we are as fat now as a society as we were in the 1930′s.  Perhaps it is not the HFCS after all. . .

    http://jech.bmj.com/content/59/8/670.full

  2. Sebastian May 10, 2012 at 1:26 am

    There is a lot of research around this. It has been shown that even in this current economic crisis, people are getting fatter in depressed economic neighborhoods. Why? If you go into these areas, you will not see supermarkets caring fresh produce and meats. These stores are located outside these neighborhoods. And with gas at $4.00 +/gallon, it’s too expensive to drive long distances when you don’t have too. So people in low economic situations are turning to the cheap fast food for their nutrition. $1.00 can get you a lot food.

    I won’t even talk about the psychological aspect that food takes on. When I finish my doctoral dissertation on Obesity and Discrimination, I’ll bring a copy for the CFO Book Club to discuss. Coming at the end of this year! LOL

    But seriously, since I have been doing my research for my doctorate, it’s amazing to me the counterproductiveness that our society instills to treat obesity and in actuallity, it compounds the problem even more.

    BTW, the groups of people who are show the most discrimination towards obese individuals are healthcare professionals and people who are the closest to obese people.