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Healthy skepticism about policy and healthy eating
pioneer press/Reason ^ | 10-19-11 | Katherine Mangu-Ward

Posted on 10/19/2011 4:36:23 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to stay out of the Republican presidential race means that the American people will be spared months of discussion about his ample waistline and the bad example it sets. Nonetheless, with first lady Michelle Obama urging everyone to get moving, obesity remains a political hot potato, or maybe a tater tot. Below, a helping of skepticism about the causes of Americans' poor eating habits - and the efficacy of political fixes.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; bloomburg; eating; fat; foodpolice; foods; healthy; moochelle; nannystate; salt
The same study that found no effect on diet from increased access to fruits and vegetables also found that proximity to fast-food restaurants had only a small effect, and it was limited to young, low-income men.
1 posted on 10/19/2011 4:36:28 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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I lost 42 pounds for health reasons and have to monitor my weight daily and eat right. I am fully motivated, but it’s still a pain in the butt. I’ve kept it off for over two years. It’s not as easy as the first nag thinks.

2 posted on 10/19/2011 5:14:55 AM PDT by Luke21
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Good for you, Luke21! Losing weight is not easy at all. I’m proud of you!!

3 posted on 10/19/2011 5:47:59 AM PDT by momtothree
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