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

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Myers, DJ
Published in: New Solut
2006

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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New Solut

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ISSN

1048-2911

Publication Date

2006

Volume

16

Issue

1

Start / End Page

13 / 16

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Walking
  • Universities
  • Obesity
  • Motor Activity
  • Humans
  • Food Industry
  • 4206 Public health
  • 3505 Human resources and industrial relations
 

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Myers, D. J. (2006). The food industry's solution to the obesity epidemic: take a walk. New Solut, 16(1), 13–16. https://doi.org/10.2190/7054-AFFJ-4WU3-3KFY
Myers, Douglas J. “The food industry's solution to the obesity epidemic: take a walk.New Solut 16, no. 1 (2006): 13–16. https://doi.org/10.2190/7054-AFFJ-4WU3-3KFY.
Myers, Douglas J. “The food industry's solution to the obesity epidemic: take a walk.New Solut, vol. 16, no. 1, 2006, pp. 13–16. Pubmed, doi:10.2190/7054-AFFJ-4WU3-3KFY.
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Published In

New Solut

DOI

ISSN

1048-2911

Publication Date

2006

Volume

16

Issue

1

Start / End Page

13 / 16

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Walking
  • Universities
  • Obesity
  • Motor Activity
  • Humans
  • Food Industry
  • 4206 Public health
  • 3505 Human resources and industrial relations