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Saturday, May 05, 2012

Obesity is the Government’s Business

With 33% of adults and 17% of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year. Should government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility?


Arguing for the motion: Dr. Pamela Peeke and Dr. David Satcher

Arguing against the motion:  Paul Campos and John Stossel

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You will quickly realize that you may have set up barriers, like most other parents, that have blocked you from making the very simple changes you need to make. Once you realize how silly most of the barriers are, and how easy it is to make a few changes, you will wonder why it took you so long.

May. 12 2012 09:25 AM

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