Friday, September 11, 2009

We Spend So Much on Health Care Because We are Fat and Eat Badly

Read all about it in Michael Pollan's NYT OP Ed piece.

If we're going to reform health care we have to reform the food industry.

Fat chance (pun intended).

Interesting statistic from the piece:

30 percent of the increase in health care spending over the past 20 years could be attributed to the soaring rate of obesity, a condition that now accounts for nearly a tenth of all spending on health care.

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