Hit­ting the road to obe­sity

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PEO­PLE could be driv­ing them­selves to obe­sity, ac­cord­ing to Pro­fes­sor Shel­don Ja­cob­son of the Univer­sity of Illi­nois. He claims there is a 99 per cent as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween obe­sity and dis­tance trav­elled. He says there is an ‘‘en­ergy im­bal­ance’’ as peo­ple con­sume high-calo­rie food, then drive in­stead of walk­ing. Eat­ing food in the car is one of the key fac­tors, he says. Sim­i­lar sce­nar­ios are un­fold­ing in China and In­dia, where car sales are boom­ing.

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