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Yikes. Not sure these headlines help. Shouldn’t we be focusing on making healthy food cheaper & more accessible & making cities built for daily exercise of walking/cycling (which might be inevitable with current fuel shortages…)?

People who can't fit into the same jeans as when they were 21? Isn't that, like, everyone?

Beat me to it! Granted if I was the weight I was at 21 I wouldn't need to worry.

Totally agree. This is irresponsible and basically it’s crap!

Fortunately comes the same day we publish an independent healthy weight strategy with exactly these kinds of recommendations (the ones you mention, not the 'can't fit into jeans' headline)

So if i had a 40 inch waist when i was 21 and still have a 40 inch waist now, then I’m okay?

Yes! It actually says that in the article. "Taylor said the results, while preliminary, “demonstrate very clearly that diabetes is not caused by obesity but by being too heavy for your own body”.

Is it a cost issue? Or is it that fast food is easy and satisfying, and the food industry needs reining in?

Genuine question. IMO healthy food is cheap. Vegetables, salads, many types of fish, milk, eggs, cereals, rice and pasta are all cheap. Isn’t it more about changing what people buy and moving away from convenience, takeaways and dining out?

There is being time poor too. Fresh foods take a long time to prep and don't last long in the fridge.