The BBC reports on a study which concludes that obesity is not the fault of the individual but the inevitable result of:
a society in which energy-dense, cheap foods, labour-saving devices, motorised transport and sedentary work were rife.
For those who have evolved a superior ability to survive on less calories, the age of abundance is, weight-wise, more of a curse than a blessing. A classic example is the Pima Indians who report high levels of obesity on a modern diet.
Rant: If your genes make it easier for you to get fat, then your genes simply mean you have to make more effort to stay fit. It’s not easy when we are surrounded by foods we are not well adapted but those are just the cards we’re dealt. It sucks but waiting around for the government to legislate away all the factors that make me fat is tantatmount to waiting for death.