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Thought Bullets
October 2002

A World Perspective on Obesity in the United States

"You have a wonderful environment to make everybody obese and diabetic, and the rest of the world will look at you and know exactly what not to do." Those were the jokingly spoken words of Philip James, chairman of the International Obesity Task Force, when he met recently with obesity prevention researchers in the U.S. James offered some world perspectives on the obesity epidemic in the United States. His observations were reported in USA Today on August 21, 2002, by reporter Nanci Hellmich.

Source: "USA wallowing in unhealthy ways," USA Today, Nancy Hellmich, August 21, 2002.

Philip James is a British nutrition researcher and serves as chairman of the International Obesity Task Force, a non-profit organization fighting obesity around the globe.

Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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