The food industry's solution to the obesity epidemic: take a walk.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An internationally known obesity expert recently delivered a lecture on strategies for reversing the obesity epidemic at a large public university. His view was that a reduction in exercise, not an increase in intake, has caused the epidemic. He stated that dieting strategies have largely been failures because they asked too much of people. A better solution, he suggested, is to teach people to pursue the more attainable goal of increasing their caloric output by a mere 100 calories a day. To achieve this, he designed a Web-based program, sponsored by a giant soda corporation and an international agribusiness conglomerate, which instructs individuals to take a walk.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Myers, DJ

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 13 - 16

PubMed ID

  • 16867888

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1048-2911

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2190/7054-AFFJ-4WU3-3KFY


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States