7.28.2008

Shrinking wallets offset by expanding waistlines

The other day I took W.C. Varones to task for making stuff up in another of his posts (as if the actual news didn't provide enough fodder). The comments devolved into a discussion of nutrition, poverty, and obesity, with Negocios Loucos claiming that the obese family profiled in the radio piece (profiled for their economic situation, not their girth) were an insult to poor people around the world.

Guess what? A couple of doctors responding to an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times point out the positive correlation between poverty and obesity.

Although one might think that higher food prices would decrease obesity by decreasing food consumption, the reality is that one can expect higher food prices to increase rather than decrease obesity.

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