As the debate goes on about health care, it continually irritates me that people are not focusing on prevention. As the heading of this update show, obesity is a HUGE drain on health care and the majority of that obesity is a function of behavior NOT genes. I go a little crazy when I hear the gene argument as I can list thousands of people I know who NEVER had a weight problem, and are now huge. Look at the list of TV and Movie stars that have ballooned in size:
and many more.
They did NOT start out overweight. Their behavior caused them to gain the weight.
The biggest problem is that since two-thirds of the American population is overweight, it is therefore more accepted. That’s a shame.