July 11, 2014

Why Britain (and the World) Is Getting Fatter

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

The world will get fatter for the foreseeable future because humans in their ingenuity have created a near-perfect environment for the propagation of fatness.

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TAGGED: Obesity, Fat, UK


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