Thursday, October 18, 2007
The largest ever UK study into obesity, government-funded and compiled by 250 'experts', has concluded that excess weight is now the norm in our 'obesogenic' [eurrgh!!! Ed.] society.
My favourite quote was this one:
"Individuals can no longer be held responsible for obesity and government must act to stop Britain 'sleepwalking' into a crisis. Dramatic and comprehensive action is required to stop the majority of us becoming obese by 2050."
In fact, I had to check to make sure that this was not a hoax report... 'Individuals can no longer be held responsible...' am I the only one who thinks that's bollocks?
I wonder whether Michael Winner had a hand in the report's release. If not, he couldn't have picked a better time to release his latest book.
In his own words:
"If a fat slob like me, who for decades has resisted everything except temptation, who has no known willpower, who has failed every diet I've ever tried, can lose three and a half stone and keep it off - then there's hope for everyone!"
Having gritted my teeth through his appearance on the increasingly cringeworthy Parkinson show, it sounds as if this 240 page document could be precised into two words.
And, while I have no love for the star of the Esure ads, he's right.
at 7:14 am