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The Obesity Threat Level Today Is Orange

Obesity and its potential affect on our future health is being compared to the threat of terrorism by British public health experts.We assume this comparison is in reference to its severity, widespread reach, and the urgency with which it should be addressed.It might also be in reference to the ominous..




Obesity and its potential affect on our future health is being compared to the threat of terrorism by British public health experts.

We assume this comparison is in reference to its severity, widespread reach, and the urgency with which it should be addressed.

It might also be in reference to the ominous and inescapable grip obesity, which can lead to diabetes and other health problems, is gaining on its "victims": according to recent studies, obesity can be caused-or at least influenced-by ear infections, tonsillitis, being clumsy or having poor coordination as a kid, genetics, environmental factors... And sometimes, even by eating a lot.

Image: Andras Kallai's Fat Barbie, 2006; from the 2007 Venice Biennale







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