This is an amazing MUST READ article from the BBC about the rise of global obesity. Check it out!
via BBC News – Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world.
Personally, I hold the major food and drink multi-nationals responsible for the rise in global obesity and the related healthcare time-bomb. These huge organizations have massive marketing budgets, frequently targeted at children and peer pressure; this creates dependence and addiction. Most governments seem to be too weak to challenge these large organizations.
Unless there is concerted action, I fear an increasing percentage of millennials will die before their parents!
Any thoughts on what can effectively be done to reduce obesity either globally or in specific high risk countries?