Yikes! “Food is everywhere…”
The Financial Times reports:
… The US Centers for Disease Control released a study last week showing that obesity rates in the US have levelled off in the past 12 years after decades of climbing steadily. However, the rates remain high, with more than a third of adults and almost 17 per cent of children obese.
The broader problem was the increasing “ubiquity of food”, said Mr Farley. “Food is everywhere you turn,” he said. “It’s in pharmacies, in hardware stores.”
New CDC data were no cause for celebration, he added. “Although there has been some encouraging data on obesity, it is still an epidemic. It’s plateauing at an extraordinarily high level.”