What do obesity and Bin Laden have in common?

Run! Run for your lives!

An article came out today out of Sydney on yahoo news saying we’re focusing too much on terrorism and not enough on obesity.

Here’s a quote:

Global terrorism was a real threat but posed far less risk than obesity, diabetes and smoking-related illnesses, prominent US professor of health law Lawrence Gostin said at the Oxford Health Alliance Summit here.

“Ever since September 11, we’ve been lurching from one crisis to the next, which has really frightened the public,” Gostin told AFP later.

“While we’ve been focusing so much attention on that, we’ve had this silent epidemic of obesity that’s killing millions of people around the world, and we’re devoting very little attention to it and a negligible amount of money.”

Do we really need young girls worried about ranking up there with Bin Laden when they put on weight?

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2 Responses

  1. Interesting . . . I’m not sure why he thinks that “we’re devoting very little attention to it [obesity] and a negligible amount of money”. On the contray, I would argue the opposite. There’s always news about the obesity “epidemic” and tons of money spent on trying to fix it , i.e., the diet and fitness industry.

  2. “There’s always news about the obesity “epidemic”?

    Uh That’s not news, those are commercials.

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