Moving Beyond Calories In, Calories Out

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A study predicts 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030.
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According to a new study, 42 percent of American adults will be obese by the year 2030. And all this week, The Takeaway looks at that prediction with people we might not normally think of as obesity specialists — from city planners to coffin makers to our guest yesterday, a mathematician with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases named Dr. Carson Chow.

Today, the conversation continues with Michael Moyer, senior editor at Scientific American. Moyer believes that in order to combat America’s obesity epidemic, the answer isn’t mere math equations. As he sees it, things are more complicated than simply calories in versus calories out.