Monday, April 08, 2013

Is Globalization or the Internet Causing Obesity?

According to IESE Insight, obesity is now killing three times the number of people who die from malnutrition, and is the fifth main cause of death in developed economies. 
In the United States, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and childhood obesity has tripled in a generation. Europeans are getting fatter as well. For the first time in history, there are more overweight than underweight people in the world.  
Companies apparently are churning out too many products high in fat and sugar.  And here I thought it might be the Internet that is causing obesity.  Too many hours spent sitting in front of a computer, smart phone or tablet!  Guess not.

Read:  IESE Insight Globesity:  Is Globalization Causing Obesity? 

1 comment:

Renata said...

Sitting is certainly a great contributor to the problem, in the days when everything was done manually we all burned more calories and had less time to consume those extra calories. But it is a lot easier to blame it on someone else then to take personal responsibility.