To the Political Right, Obesity is none of the Governments business

Started May 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
JasonMI
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Re: Lack of Education the Problem?
In reply to Wyville, May 23, 2012

Wyville wrote:

SirLataxe wrote:

No doubt the righties will all tell us how it is entirely the fault of individuals that they choose to eat junk, get fat and lose their life-quality even to the point of early death.

If so, let us dispense with the advertising, since this can make no difference to what people choose to eat.......

It's a difficult issue. Despite being left-wing, I do believe in personal responsibility and that people choose to live unhealthy lifestyles because it's easy, people are lazy and looking for a quick fix. Certainly, high caloric foods are addictive, as the fats and sugars stimulate the release of hormones in the reward centre of the brain. But the body also signals if the diet is unhealthy. Which signal is acted upon is a choice available to all but a very select few individuals with a medical condition.

You should research food deserts. It's a huge problem, particularly in inner-cities where the food choices are often extremely limited.

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