We haven’t found Osama Bin Laden yet, but according to some people we should be more concerned about the threat of obesity than worldwide terror groups. As controversial as that may sound, an estimated 388 million people will die from chronic disease worldwide over the next 10 years, according to World Health Organization. Does this mean we’ll need to establish the Federal Obesity Department? All kidding aside, there are plenty of things our society can do collectively on a federal level. And we need to think sooner than later, since it’s estimated that our kids will be the first generation to live a shorter life than we will.
March 7th, 2008