18 Aug 2014

Obesity crisis: sorting the ‘fat’ from the fiction

The Institute of Economic Affairs argues that the food industry is being unfairly blamed for obesity, and that we are eating less than ever.

The report argues that it is a lack of exercise, not eating too much, that drives obesity.

However, some have criticised the report as “laughable nonsense” and says that the report misses one crucial point – that people lie about how much they eat.

On Channel 4 News on Monday night the difference in opinion was plain to see – check out the debate between Christopher Snowdon from the Institute of  Economic Affairs and Professor Mike Lean, the Chair of Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow, below.

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