Diet and not a lack of exercise is to blame for obesity epidemic

According to diet news today, unhealthy diets are more to blame for the rise in obesity than the inability to exercise, at least in the developed world. An obesity epidemic has soared in America, with a recent study confirming that this is down to calories and not a lack of exercise.
Australian researchers at the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention reportedly said that their findings would likely be similar in other countries, including Britain.
Professor Swinburn, the chairman of population health at Deakin University, was reported in the news as commenting: “This is a call to focus public health attention more on the energy intake side. There is no evidence that a marked reduction in physical activity has been a contributor to this epidemic. Getting everybody to walk an extra two hours a day is not really a feasible option for countering the epidemic. We need to limit our expectations of what an increase in physical activity can achieve.”

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